Follow these steps to apply for bachelor degrees including four-year honours degrees, and QUT dual awards with TAFE Queensland.

The steps can also help you with:

  • what to do if you don't have a current ATAR
  • improving your chances of getting into the course you want
  • ordering your preferences when you apply through QTAC
  • checking if you can defer your offer and take a year off before you start university.

Applying guide

Step 1: Find a course

You can apply for up to six courses at once. You need to list the courses on your QTAC application in order of preference.

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Step 2: Check important dates

You’ll need to meet certain dates for your application. Check our key dates to see what important dates are coming up.

SEM-2, 2021

Thursday 13 May 2021
Due date to apply, submit documents and/or change preferences for the 20 May offer round.
Thursday 27 May 2021
Due date to apply and submit documents for the 3 June offer round.

SEM-2, 2021

Thursday 22 April 2021
Final date to apply, submit documents and/or change preferences for the Bachelor of Podiatry - Graduate Entry program.
Friday 28 May 2021
Final date to change preferences for the 3 June offer round.
Thursday 10 June 2021
Due date to apply and submit documents for the 17 June top-up offer round.

Please note some courses have closed early or may be filled and not being offered in the top-up offer rounds. More information about course vacancies will be available after 3 June.

Thursday 17 June 2021
Due date to apply and submit documents for the 24 June final top-up offer round. 
 Please note some courses have closed early or may be filled and not being offered in the top-up offer rounds. More information about course vacancies.

Step 3: Entry requirements

You need to meet specific entry requirements to be considered for entry to each of our courses. Check the requirements tab in your course information for more details.

To be considered for entry you must be either at least 18-years old or completed year 12 and be at least 16-years old.

From 2022, you will need to have an ATAR (or equivalent) for entry or:

  • be at least 19 years old at the first census date of QUT study; or
  • be 18 years old with:
  • a completed Certificate IV (or higher qualification); or
  • at least 0.25 year of degree (or higher ) study; or
  • at least 0.50 year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience.

For most of our courses, entry is based on your ATAR or selection rank, which is calculated based on your qualifications and experience.  We first consider applicants with ATAR or selection rank of 99.95, then 99.90, and so on.

Some courses have other entry requirements, like auditions, interviews, portfolios or questionnaires. For these courses you usually need to apply to QUT as well as to QTAC, and the closing dates may be different. Make sure you check your course information for application requirements and closing dates.

QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme

If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer to study at QUT on 20 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank.

Offer Guarantee

We have revised our offer guarantee for 2021 entry to give you greater peace of mind about your study choices. With some design, health and education courses guaranteed at an ATAR or selection rank of 75.00, engineering at 82.00, business at 84.00 and law at 90.00, you can assess your eligibility for an offer as soon as you know your ATAR or selection rank. We have also updated offer guarantee thresholds for a wide range of double degrees. More competitive courses are guaranteed at an ATAR or selection rank of 87.00 or 93.00. Check if your course is included.

How you can meet the requirements

You can apply based on your:

Make sure you read the relevant information for you, so you can maximise your chances of getting in.

Worried you won't get into the course you want?

If you're concerned that your ATAR or selection rank isn't high enough to get into the course you want, you should think about upgrading your selection rank through other study or applying for a QUT College diploma or a TAFE-Queensland dual award as an entry pathway.

Helping you get into your course

Adjustment schemes

You may be able to improve your ATAR or selection rank with an adjustment for:

  • difficult circumstances that have impacted on your studies
  • elite athletes
  • studying specific subjects at school.

Adjustment schemes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

Our Centralised Assessment Selection Program makes it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students to come to uni, whatever your educational background.

Centralised Assessment Selection Program

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

We will consider equivalent overseas qualifications for admissions purposes. Please contact QTAC for more information about how overseas qualifications will be assessed for entry. If you have secondary or tertiary qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

English language proficiency

We require students to demonstrate they can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard. If you have an Australian Year 12 qualification, you meet the English proficiency standards excluding nursing courses.

Visit QTAC for information on QUT's English proficiency requirements, including ways to demonstrate English language proficiency.

Step 4: Fees and support

To get an idea of how much your course will cost, check the fees tab in your course information. Don't forget to also check the scholarships tab to see if you're eligible for a scholarship to help with costs.

Your actual fees will vary depending on which units you enrol in. You can check specific costs for units in the details and units tab in your course information.

Some courses have extra costs for things like field trips, equipment or practical training.

Financial support

You may be eligible for:

  • a HECS-HELP loan to help you pay your course fees
  • Centrelink payments to help with living expenses
  • scholarships to help with course fees and living expenses.

If you study at QUT, you'll also have access to services including financial counselling, employment advice and short-term loans.

More about fees and costs

Step 5: Advanced standing (credit)

You may be able to have your past studies or work experience count as advanced standing (credit) towards your QUT course.

That means you won't have to complete all of the units listed in your course structure and you may be able to graduate sooner.

You need to apply separately for advanced standing once you’ve accepted your offer, so make sure you check the application requirements and closing dates.

Explore advanced standing

Step 6: Submit application

You apply online through QTAC for admission into our undergraduate courses and QUT dual awards with TAFE.

Apply through QTAC

Ordering your preferences

Here’s a guide to ordering your preferences:

  1. Use your first and second preferences for your dream courses - the ones you really want to study.
  2. Use your third and fourth preferences for back-up courses that you are interested in studying, but are less competitive for entry
  3. Use your fifth and sixth preferences for courses that you can study to get help you get into the course you really want.

Next steps

What happens next?

Once you’ve submitted your application, QTAC will assess it, and you may receive an offer.

Find out what your options are once you do or don't receive an offer for the course you want.

Your next steps

Contact us

If you've got any questions about the applying process, contact our Future Students team at HiQ.