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Elite athlete special entry scheme

If you're an elite athlete and you're applying to QUT, you can apply for our Elite athlete special entry scheme to receive a bonus to your OP score or rank.

This might help you get into the course you want even if your original OP or rank does not meet the cut-off.

Am I eligible?

You're eligible for our Elite athlete special entry scheme if you are involved in demanding training or travelling as part of your commitments in an Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised sport and at least one of these applies to you:

  • you're in a state development squad or team
  • you're in a state team or an individual competing in national level competitions
  • you're in a national development squad or team
  • you're in a national team or an individual competing in international competitions
  • you're a coach for a state or national squad or team, or a referee in national or international competitions.

Athletes from non-ASC recognised sports are still encouraged to apply and may be considered at the discretion of the Elite Athlete Program Committee.

You may also be eligible for our Vice Chancellor's Scholarships (Elite Athlete). You'll need to submit a separate application for the scholarship.

What do I receive?

When you apply through QTAC, you may receive a bonus of up to 3 OP bonus points, 6 ranks or grade point average (GPA) equivalent.

When can I apply?

Students can apply for the elite athlete entry scheme through QTAC when you apply for your course or you're changing preferences.

What happens next

QTAC will assess your application and supporting documents and notify you of the bonus you'll receive. We'll send you more information about your application to study with us once the bonus has been applied to your score.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for your desired QUT course and you are not sure about the best pathway into QUT, contact our Elite Athlete Program Coordinator for advice.

Once you're a QUT student and receive your student number, you can apply for our elite athlete program to get further support and benefits to help you study successfully.


Elite Athlete Program

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