Skip to content

Higher education study

If you’ve started or completed a degree at USQ or another university, you may be eligible to apply based on your previous studies, and the associated Selection Rank. 

For most degrees entry is based upon your previous studies, including university, TAFE/VET, and past year 12 results. We’ll use the best Selection Rank from your previous studies when considering your application.

Recognition of prior learning

With recognition of prior learning you could be given credit for prior studies which will reduce the time it takes to complete your degree. If you’ve studied at university within the last 10 years you may be eligible to transfer some of these credits to your preferred USQ degree. Our credit calculator can help you determine credits you may be eligible for.

Graduate entry degrees

If you’ve completed a university qualification, and you’re interested in studying in a different discipline or changing your career, there are some degrees that will accept a range of undergraduate degrees as entry. These degrees have less units than a typical undergraduate degree, allowing you to graduate sooner. 

Graduate entry degrees are:

Each degree has unique entry requirements and supporting documentation, therefore it is important you read the entry requirements for the graduate entry degrees.

Entry pathways to USQ

If you started a university degree but did not finish, you can develop the skills you need to successfully complete your degree with a pathway program.

You must completed two courses in a pathways program for it to count towards your Selection Rank.

The next step is applying!

How to apply

Undergraduate study

Apply for your chosen undergraduate degree through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)

Postgraduate study

Apply online directly to USQ for postgraduate degrees. Don’t forget to include your prior studies in your application as you could be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

What happens next

If you applied online directly to USQ, you will be emailed a reference number. You will be notified via email an update of your application within 10 business days. You can check the progress of your application at any time by logging into your USQ Direct Entry application.

Alternatively, if you applied via QTAC, you will be emailed a QTAC reference number. QTAC will email you the outcome of your application during an offer round.

Accepting you offer
Find out more

Degree Advisors

Chat with a Degree Advisor to find out everything you need to know about your study options and start the degree that’s right for you.

You can visit us in-person or we can give you a call back at a day and time that suits you.

Book an appointment