How to apply for uni

Applying for uni through UAC

You can apply for undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) study through UAC if you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • the holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa.

You can also apply for undergraduate study through UAC if you're an international student who has completed/is undertaking one of the following qualifications in 2023 or 2024:

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

Everyone else needs to apply directly to the uni.

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The UAC application process

  1. Click on the 'Apply or log in' button at the top right of the page and select the relevant application type. For a definition of each applicant type, go to Current Applicants.
  2. Follow the prompts to start your application then enter your personal details.
  3. Provide details of your studies and qualifications.
  4. Select your course preferences.
  5. Accept the applicant declaration and pay for your application. Your application is now complete.
  6. Log in to your application to keep track of its progress and to change your preferences if you want to.
  7. Log in to check your offers.

Applying directly to the uni

Some of our participating institutions also take direct applications for their undergraduate courses. This means you can submit a UAC application and a direct application to the institution.

However, if you do complete both a UAC application and a direct application, we highly recommend that you don’t duplicate your course preferences. Make the most of both applications and choose different preferences in each. That way, you can potentially receive offers to different courses.

Check with the uni as to how and when it will make its direct offers.

Institutions with direct applications only: The undergraduate course search includes courses for which you must apply directly to the institution. Read a profile of each institution.