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How to apply

1. Choose a degree

Choose the degree you want to apply for.

2. Check you meet the entry requirements

Check the degree details to find out its entry requirements.

Check the standard undergraduate entry requirements by country.

All students must also meet USQ's English Language Requirements.

3. Collect supporting documentation

Along with your application you will need to also submit certified copies of: 

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers, such as your passport, national identity card, and student visa.

If your documents aren't in English, you'll need to supply a certified English translation.

4. Submit application


There is no application or assessment fee to apply to study with USQ.

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Make sure you submit your certified documentation1 to support your application before submitting it. This will ensure we are able to provide a faster turnaround time for your application.

1All attachments must be a total of 5MB or less.

Studying on-campus

If you are applying to study on-campus in Australia, you will also need to download and complete the Direct GTE/GS Evaluation Form (152 KB) and attach it as a part of your supporting documents when you are applying online.
Genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement is a part of Simplified student visa framework. International students applying for on-campus study in Australia on a student visa programme are expected to meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements.
With these changes, USQ is obligated to ensure that all students are genuine students.
Some of the factors that are considered under the existing requirement to be a genuine applicant for entry and study as a student include: English language proficiency; financial capacity; age requirements; and intention to comply with visa conditions. Please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further information.
Our admissions team will consider all your application information and make an assessment as to whether we feel the requirements are met in your particular case.

Paper application form

If you are unable to apply online, you can download our International Student Application form  and email to

Credit for previous study

If you have studied or worked previously you be eligible for credit. Have a look at our Credit Calculator. You can apply for credit within the online application form.

If you’re applying for credit you will need to provide further supporting documentation including:

  1. A copy of an approved course synopsis for the year in which the subject was successfully completed. 
  2. If your documents aren't in English, you'll need to supply a certified English translation.  


Applying for a scholarship is a great way to receive financial support during your studies and an impressive addition to your CV. USQ offers a range of scholarships for international students.

When to apply?

USQ accepts applications all year round. USQ receives thousands of applications each year so it is important to apply early, to make sure you secure a place and to allow time for you to make your necessary study arrangements (e.g. visa, organise family and work commitments). Semester start dates are: 

  • Semester 3, 2016 - 14 November 2016
  • Semester 1, 2017 - 27 February 2017
  • Semester 2, 2017 - 10 July 2017

How long will it take to have my application processed?

Whilst USQ endeavours to process your application to study as soon as possible, the below guide provides examples of the typical application processing times:

  • Undergraduate applications allow two to three weeks from the time all supporting certified documentation is submitted.
  • Postgraduate coursework applications allow two to three weeks from the time all supporting certified documentation is submitted.
  • Postgraduate research applications should allow a minimum of 25 working days for assessment, however this can be impacted by the availability of an appropriate supervisor.