Who can apply through UAC International?

You can apply through UAC if you're an international student (ie not an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia) undertaking one of the following qualifications:

  • an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia in 2017
  • an International Baccalaureate Diploma in 2017 or May 2018
  • a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 in 2017.

All other international students apply directly to the institutions, not through UAC. (Read 'Who can't apply through UAC?' below.)

Being eligible to apply doesn't guarantee you a place in a course. You'll have to compete with other eligible applicants. Read about who can be offered a place in a course.

Prospective permanent residents

If you change your citizenship status to permanent resident before the date your course starts, you’re eligible to be considered for a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP) course, depending on the institution to which you have applied.  

If you’re granted permanent resident status after you’ve applied through UAC International, you must write to the Senior Operations Officer at UAC to explain your change in status and provide a verified copy of your current passport immediately; you will need to reapply as a domestic undergraduate applicant to be considered for a CSP course.

If you’re granted permanent resident status after you’ve received an unconditional offer and before the date your course starts, contact the individual institution without delay. The date your course starts is indicated on your Offer of Admission letter. Check the details on the change of citizenship table.

If you’re granted permanent resident status after your course starts, you must let the institution know without delay.

Who can't apply through UAC International?

If you are an international student in one of the following categories you apply directly to the relevant institution:

  • holder of a permit for temporary entry into Australia (eg overseas student, permanent resident of New Zealand, diplomat and temporary resident holding a work permit)
  • exchange student
  • international student currently enrolled in an English language course or in a course at an Australian tertiary institution (including a tertiary preparation course) or TAFE.

If you fall into one of these categories, contact your chosen institution as soon as possible. Each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements.