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Last Updated on August 23, 2023 by Paschal Alvina

Some programs have a quota, which means there are limited places available. As entry is competitive, meeting the minimum entry requirements for these programs does not guarantee admission. For programs without a quota, UQ offers places to all applicants who meet the program’s minimum entry requirements.

Some programs also have inherent requirements that you must meet to be able to graduate.


To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you’re interested in studying.

You may also be considered if you have studied a diploma, advanced diploma, or a year or more of tertiary study. 

Minimum entry score

A minimum entry score is the lowest score you need to achieve to be considered for a place in a program.

This score is displayed in different ways, depending on the studies you have completed:

Australian Year 12, International Baccalaureate or New Zealand NCEA studies

You must achieve the required OP, Queensland rank or ATAR score, or IB score for your preferred UQ program if you are currently studying:

  • Australian Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • International Baccalaureate, or
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 in New Zealand.

International studies equivalent to Australian Year 12

If you’re currently completing your senior schooling overseas, you must achieve the equivalent of the required entry score for your preferred UQ program.

Non-school leavers

If you’re not a current school leaver, we’ll assess your application based on any study you have completed since finishing high school. 


Some undergraduate programs have subject prerequisites – specific subjects you must have studied to gain admission. Prerequisites help ensure that you have an appropriate level of subject area knowledge when you start the program.

Subject prerequisites are listed as Queensland Year 12 General subjects, but you may be able to meet them if you’ve studied equivalent subjects at an interstate or overseas high school, at university or through a bridging program.

Some programs also have recommended knowledge areas. These aren’t compulsory, but we recommend them to ensure you’re in the best possible position to understand program material.

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 (or equivalent), your application will be assessed to determine whether you have met the required prerequisites.

English language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English language requirements. For most programs, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements, but some programs have higher requirements.

There are many ways you can meet English requirements, including previous study, English language tests and work experience.  

How to meet English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

Our pathway options can help you meet the qualification, minimum entry score, subject prerequisite or English language requirements for your preferred program.

View pathway options

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, you may be eligible for admission schemes to help boost your entry score.

View admission schemes

Program-specific requirements

Some programs have program-specific entry requirements, such as entry tests, auditions or interviews. Check your program entry requirements for details.

If you’re applying for the Doctor of Medicine, there’s a specific application process to follow.

Find out about applying for the Doctor of Medicine

Inherent requirements

Some programs also have inherent requirements you must meet to be able to graduate. These requirements are core activities, tasks or skills that are essential to the program.

Before you apply for a program that has inherent requirements, it’s important to read through them carefully and think about whether you’ll be able to meet them.

Learn more about inherent requirements


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  2. Review entry requirements
  3. Review admission schemes
  4. Consider your pathway options
  5. Review fees and financial support
  6. Check credit eligibility
  7. Submit your application
  8. Respond to your offer
  9. Get ready for UQ

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The University Of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. 

UQ has three campuses in South East Queensland. Brisbane is the home of UQ’s St Lucia and Herston campuses, and the capital city of Queensland. Brisbane has a population of approximately 2.4 million and offers a relaxed and safe lifestyle, subtropical climate and vibrant culture. Brisbane is fast becoming a hub in the Asia–Pacific for business, investment, major events, and education, with World Heritage rainforests, mountain ranges, and beaches on our doorstep. 

UQ ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including CWTS Leiden Ranking (32), Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (40), QS World University Rankings (47), the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (42), Academic Ranking of World Universities (54), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (66). According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, UQ ranks in the top 50 in the world in 24 subjects, with two subjects in the world’s top 5 and nine in the world’s top 30, including sports-related subjects (2), mineral and mining engineering (5),  environmental sciences (11), agriculture and forestry (17), education (19), nursing (21), Psychology (23), hospitality and leisure management (27) and sociology (29).

UQ’s 268,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries and include approximately 14,500 PhDs. More than 53,600 current students, including more than 18,600 postgraduate students and approximately 18,000 international students from 134 countries, currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland in South East Queensland. UQ has six faculties, eight globally recognized research institutes and more than 100 research centers attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists, and engineers who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

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  • UQ St Lucia’s on-campus accommodation consists of 10 residential colleges that are home to over 2,500 students from Australia and overseas. Halls of Residence at UQ Gatton has a variety of accommodation options for students 
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Average 1st Year Tuition CostBE/Btech INR 19.8 L|MIM INR 20.8 L|MS INR 20.8 L|BBA INR 16.6 L|MEng INR 22.3 L|MBA INR 21.1 L|BSc INR 20.1 L|MArch INR 22.3 L|BHM INR 15.8 L|MA INR 19 L|MEM INR 23.1 L|MBBS INR 38 L
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