How to apply
A Step-by-step Guide to Applying for On-Campus Study at UNE
Step 1: Prepare
There are two aspects to your preparation. Firstly deciding which courses you would like to study, and then checking that you are likely to be able to meet the requirements for that course.
Choosing a course can be overwhelming, but there's plenty of help at hand. Check our ‘What Should I Study’ page for some good starting points. You can also come to UNE on Open Day or another day by appointment to take a tour and meet our staff who can help you decide what to study.
You then need to check whether you are likely to meet the entry requirements for the course(s) you are interested in. Locate any records such as matriculation from school or results from study or qualifications that you may have completed after finishing school. These will all come in handy for substantiating your application.
Now is also the time to explore UNE's alternative entry options. Many of our most successful graduates have come through these programs.
If you will need to sit for a Special Tertiary Admissions Test, it helps to plan and register early.
UNE’s Oorala Centre offers Indigenous applicants an effective and supportive point of contact throughout the application process.
If you have an overseas qualification and you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, contact us for advice before applying.
UNE's course descriptions will also tell you whether you need any course prerequisites or assumed knowledge, or if there are additional things you need to do for admission in to a course, eg. the JMAT exam to study medicine or an audition to study music.
Step 2: Lodge an Application Through UAC or QTAC
You apply to study on campus at UNE through UAC (in NSW) or QTAC in Queensland.
As you are not a Year 12 student, you apply by completing form B of the UAC Guide, or QTAC's Tertiary Study Application form. The Year 12 student edition of the UAC Guide does not include a Form B. You can purchase a Guide with a form B from newsagents, or direct from UAC. You can apply through QTAC online or using the Tertiary Study Application Form in the QTAC Guide.
Please check here for current closing dates.
You will have opportunities to change your preferences after you have submitted your application. You can submit an application after the closing date, but a late fee applies.
Step 3: Receiving and accepting an offer
From mid-December onwards, UAC and QTAC begin making offers to successful applicants. There are several rounds of offers. You will receive one offer for the highest eligible preference on your application. UAC and QTAC publish the offer timeline on their web sites.
If you are offered a place, you will receive information explaining how to accept your offer and enrol.
Step 4: Organise advance standing or course credits
Now is the time to apply for credit or advance standing for any studies you've completed elsewhere that may be relevant to your new program at UNE. Click here for information to assist you in determining what qualifications UNE recognises for entry into our courses.
Step 5: Arrange accommodation
Many on-campus students stay in one of the UNE Residences to enjoy support with their studies and the opportunity to participate in a range of activities. Some colleges cater specially for mature-age and postgraduate students with quieter areas or more private bathrooms. Places fill quickly, so be sure to apply for accommodation in the Residences as soon as you know you're coming to UNE.
Step 6: Enrol
Enrolling at UNE is easy - you can do so online through our student portal facility, myUNE. UNE will send you information that guides you through this process, as well as information about accommodation and opportunities to attend University induction courses.
Your first week at University will begin with the UNE Orientation Program in February.