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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 the 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 are not in English, you will need to supply a certified English translation.

If you applying for on-campus study, and are under 18 years of age at time of application, we will require additional information to ensure that the requirements of Standard 5 - Younger Students, of the 2018 Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) National Code, and the USQ U18 International Student Care Framework are satisfied. Please complete and attach the U18 Welfare and Accommodation form to your USQ application for admission.

4. Submit application

Starting your study journey is a big step and our experts are here to assist you along the way.

Once you are ready to submit your application to study, we recommend contacting one of our agents. We review and select good quality agents to represent USQ in regions across the globe. Our agents work between you (the applicant) and us (the University) to assist with your study application. An agent provides:

  • information about USQ and our programs and courses
  • personal advice on your study plans
  • personal advice on applying to USQ
  • document certification
  • assistance with supplying any supporting documentation
  • assistance with any pre-departure arrangements; and
  • assistance with your visa requirements (where available).

Please note: For African and sub-continent countries we only accept applications through agents. For applicants from all other countries, while we still encourage you to apply through one of our agents, you are welcomed to apply directly.

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

Before you submit your application, please make sure you have attached all required certified supporting documentation. This will ensure a faster processing time for your application.

Studying on-campus

USQ is obligated to ensure that all students studying on-campus on a student visa are genuine students, who meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criteria outlined in the Department of Home Affairs Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF). 

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 Home Affairs for further information. 

Our admissions team will consider all your application information and make an assessment as to whether the requirements are met in your particular case.

Paper application form

Our on-line application system has been designed to work on desktop or mobile devices. If you are unable to apply online, you can download our International Student application form and email to the admissions team

Recognition of prior learning

If you have studied or worked previously you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Have a look at our Credit Calculator. You can apply for credit by submitting 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.  

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 2, 2019 - 15 July 2019
  • Semester 3, 2019 - 18 November 2019
  • Semester 1, 2020 - 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - 13 July 2020
  • Semester 3, 2020 - 16 November 2020

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. You can help us by ensuring you have supplied complete information at the time of your application: 

  • Undergraduate applications: allow up to two weeks from the time all supporting certified documentation is submitted. Where additional assessment is required for course credits and exemptions, this may take longer. 
  • Postgraduate coursework applications: allow two weeks from the time all supporting certified documentation is submitted. Where additional assessment is required for course credits and exemptions, this may take longer. 
  • 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