International applications and offers

Steps to completing your application

Applications are open. Please note the following:

  • Courses will become available for selection in the application as details are confirmed. In the meantime, you can complete your application by selecting another course then log back in later and change your course preferences.
  • All semester 1, 2021 courses will be available for selection by August 2020.
  • Nursing courses are on hold while applicant assessment criteria is updated.
  1. Enter your personal details (including a personal email address). The name on your application must match the name on your official ID, otherwise you’ll have problems when you enrol.
  2. Enter your 2019 or 2020 Year 12 student number and UAC PIN.
  3. Provide details of your studies and qualifications (including completed secondary studies and complete or incomplete certificate, diploma and degree studies).
  4. Select up to six course preferences.
  5. Accept the applicant declaration.
  6. Pay for your application with a credit card (Mastercard or Visa) or PayPal account. 2020 Year 12 students can also pay using BPAY or Post Billpay (in Australia only). Your application is not complete until you have paid.

After you apply, check your email regularly for updates on your application.

Once you've applied, you can change the order of your preferences – or even the courses you’ve selected – as often as you like before the closing dates for each offer round. (Some courses have early application closing dates so check for these as well.) Simply log in to your application using your UAC application number and UAC PIN. You can't change your preferences by phone, letter or email.

Application and offer dates for 2020-21 admissions

Most offers to 2020 Year 12 applicants will be made after ATARs are released in December, but there are many offer rounds throughout the year.

Application and offer dates (Sydney time): semester 2, 2020 and semester 1, 2021

Apply and pay by midnight onChange your courses by midnight on*Unconditional offers released at 7.30am on

Sat 2 May 2020

Sun 3 May 2020

Fri 8 May 2020

Sat 30 May 2020

Sun 31 May 2020

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Sat 13 Jun 2020

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Fri 3 Jul 2020

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Sat 15 Aug 2020

Sun 16 Aug 2020

Fri 21 Aug 2020
(limited early offers made based on Year 11 results)

Sat 12 Sep 2020

Sun 13 Sep 2020

Fri 18 Sep 2020

Tue 15 Dec 2020

Sat 19 Dec 2020
(originally Thu 17 Dec)

Wed 23 Dec 2020
(originally Mon 21 Dec)

Sun 3 Jan 2021

Mon 4 Jan 2021

Sat 9 Jan 2021

Fri 8 Jan 2021

Sat 9 Jan 2021

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Sat 23 Jan 2021

Sun 24 Jan 2021

Fri 29 Jan 2021

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Sat 6 Feb 2021

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Sun 28 Feb 2021

Fri 5 Mar 2021

* Do not change your courses between this date and the date offers are released; if you do, you may miss out on an offer to your preferred course.

Offers

Offers are released here at 7.30am on each offer round date. Click the 'Apply or log in' button at the top of the page and log in to 'International offers' with your UAC application number and UAC PIN.

We'll also send you an email, so it is important that we have your correct email address. This can be updated at any time via your application.

You can receive one offer per institution in each offer round.

For example, if you list six courses, all for Western Sydney University, in your application, you'll only receive one offer – from Western Sydney University – to the highest course listed for which you are eligible and competitive enough.

If you list six courses, three for Macquarie University and three for the University of Newcastle, you'll receive two offers – one to the highest course listed at Macquarie University for which you are eligible and competitive enough, and one to the highest course listed at the University of Newcastle for which you are eligible and competitive enough.

To be offered a place in a course you must:

  • be eligible to be considered by meeting the academic requirements of the institution and the specific entrance requirements of the course
  • compete against other eligible applicants.

Conditional and unconditional offers

CONDITIONAL OFFERS

Approximately 48 hours after you have applied through UAC, you’ll receive a conditional offer letter, which you may use as part of your pre-visa assessment if required. Your conditional offer letter will list all the courses for which you have applied. Access this letter by logging in to your application.

This letter is a conditional offer of admission only; it doesn't mean you are eligible to enrol in a course of study. To be eligible to enrol in a course of study, you need to receive an unconditional offer, meet the minimum admission requirements of the institution and compete against other applicants for a place.

UNCONDITIONAL OFFERS

To receive an unconditional offer for a course you must have it in your list of courses when offers are made, have a selection rank (or equivalent) equal to/or higher than the final lowest selection rank for admission to the course, and have met any other entry requirements for the course.

UAC starts issuing unconditional offer letters to successful applicants on behalf of institutions mid-May. However, most offers will be made from mid-December, after final Year 12 results have been received.

You do not have to provide a copy of your results to UAC as we obtain them directly from the relevant Australian organisation or the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Ask your school IB Diploma coordinator to authorise the International Baccalaureate (IB) to release your IB Diploma results directly to UAC. This needs to be done in addition to any other request for results to be sent to an institution.

As interstate Year 12, International Baccalaureate and New Zealand NCEA results are released on various dates, UAC cannot guarantee inclusion and assessment of these results in time for a specific offer round.

Early offers to 2020 Year 12 students

The following institutions will make early offers to 2020 international Year 12 students based on their Year 11 results:

  • Australian National University
  • Macquarie University
  • SAE Creative Media Institute
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Wollongong.

Offers will be made on 21 August 2020.

HOW TO APPLY

NSW HSC and ACT Year 12 students

  • Include at least one preference from one of the above institutions in your UAC application by midnight on Sunday 16 August.
  • You do not need to upload any documents as UAC can access your Year 11 results.

Interstate Year 12 students

  • Log in to your application, select the 'Personal documents' tab and upload your Year 11 report by midnight on Sunday 9 August.
  • Include at least one preference from one of the above institutions in your UAC application by midnight on Sunday 16 August.

Unsuccessful applicants

If you don't receive an offer in one round, you can log in to your application and change your course selection for the following round. If you are not made any offers for admission throughout the year, we'll email you after the February and March rounds.

Dates are correct as at 21 May 2020 but subject to change and may be revised in response to COVID-19.

Upcoming application and offer dates

09

Jul 2020

09 Jul 2020

International: Unconditional offers released

Unconditional offers released to international students on this website at 7.30am.

09

Aug 2020

09 Aug 2020

International: Deadline for interstate applicants to upload Year 11 report

Interstate 2020 Year 12 applicants upload Year 11 report to be considered for an early offer.

15

Aug 2020

15 Aug 2020

International: Application deadline for 21 August offers

International applicants apply and pay by midnight for offers released on 21 August.

16

Aug 2020

16 Aug 2020

International: Change preferences for 21 August offers

Change your preferences by midnight for offers released on 21 August, including early offers made on the basis of Year 11 results.

View all International dates