Apply for on-campus study

Tertiary Admission Centres

If you're new to UNE and want to apply for undergraduate study on-campus in Armidale, you need to apply through a Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC). 

Please note: If you have previously studied at UNE, and/or you are planning to study online or by distance, please make a 'direct application' to UNE.

Your guide to applying through one of the TACs

Step 1: Prepare

The following information will assist your application process:

Find your course

Find the course you want to study in the Course and Unit Catalogue and read the specifics about the course, including the entry requirements for applicants. (Go to Further information > Entry Requirements)

Important dates

Check important dates in relation to enrolment, including application closing dates.

Additional forms and supporting documentation

As part of the application process, some courses may require additional supporting documents, auditions or interviews. Make sure you check the application requirements before applying.

Step 2: Lodge your application through a Tertiary Admission Centre

If you have not previously studied at UNE, apply to study for an on-campus undergraduate degree through a Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC). You have 2 choices:  UAC or QTAC.

The TACs operate on a year round application system.

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.

UAC and QTAC receive applications from:

  • Year 12 applicants
  • Holders of a Year 12 qualification
  • Non-Year 12 applicants 
  • Australian or New Zealand citizens
  • Permanent residents of Australia
  • Holders of Australian permanent resident humanitarian visas.

Are you an international student? Please see information about how to apply in the section (below) for international students.


Apply through UAC

Apply through QTAC

Step 3: Consider advanced standing and a scholarship

Advanced standing

Have you completed studies elsewhere that may be relevant to the course you're applying for at UNE? If yes, you could be eligible for credit or advance standing.

Scholarships

You may like to consider one of the many scholarships available for students commencing on-campus study. Most application rounds for scholarships open in July and close at the end of September.

Step 4: Receiving and accepting an offer

Receiving an offer of entry to UNE

After your application has been processed through one of the Tertiary Application Centre, you'll receive an offer according to your eligible stated preferences.

There are several rounds of offers. You will receive one offer at a time for the highest eligible preference on your application. Full details of the offer timeline are available from UAC and QTAC.

Accepting your offer

When you receive your offer from the Tertiary Application Centre, you will also receive information explaining how to accept your offer.

Step 5: Enrol

Enrolling with UNE is easy! ­

After accepting your offer, you need to enrol. UNE will send you an information package that guides you through the online enrolment process via our student portal, myUNE.

You can also find answers to questions about the process through AskUNE in the right-hand column.

Step 6: Orientation

Your first week at UNE will begin with the Orientation Program — your guide to getting started at university.  We're sure you'll enjoy it!

The Orientation Program is available for both off-campus and on-campus students.

Do you need to get qualifications for university entry?

If you need to gain qualifications for university entry, our enabling courses could help you reach your goal. Completion of the Pathways Enabling Course provides the basis for admission to most undergraduate courses at UNE.

Find out how to get qualified

Regional Australia residents — your bonus points

If you live in a regional, rural or remote location, UNE's Regional Bonus Scheme adds 5 points to your ATAR, OP (or equivalent).

This scheme reflects the University's commitment to social inclusion principles. The scheme complements UNE's long-established Early Entry Admissions Scheme for domestic Year 12 and TAFE students (see section below).

Early Entry to UNE — School Principal's recommendation

Early Entry Admissions Scheme

If you are a Year 12 or TAFE student enrolling to study on-campus at UNE, you may be eligible for our long-established Early Entry Admissions Scheme.

UNE's Early Entry program lets you apply for university before you sit your Year 12 exams so you can secure your place early and take some of the stress out of the exam period.

The UNE Early Entry program relies on your school's carefully balanced assessment of your ability to cope with study at university, rather than your ATAR or OP (or equivalent) score.

There are two ways you can apply for Early Entry: either directly to UNE, or when you apply to the Universities Admission Centre.

Find out more about how to apply for Early Entry

On-campus accommodation options

Once your application has been accepted, you may like to consider one of UNE's residences where you'll enjoy support with your studies from peers and mentors. There are many excellent options!

In the Colleges, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities as well as meet many new friends. Places fill quickly, so be sure to apply for accommodation in the residences as soon as you know you're coming to UNE.

Find out about living at UNE!

International Students — how to apply

International students wishing to apply to UNE for non-award, undergraduate, postgraduate (coursework) and English Language Centre Programs (on campus or by distance education) need to follow UNE's International Office application process.

If English is not your first language, please check UNE's English language requirements before you enrol.

The following information will assist your application process:

Find your course

Find the course you want to study in the Course and Unit Catalogue and read the specifics about the course, including the entry requirements for applicants. (Go to Further information > Entry Requirements)

Important dates

Check important dates in relation to enrolment, including application closing dates.

Additional forms and supporting documentation

As part of the application process, some courses may require additional supporting documents, auditions or interviews. Make sure you check the application requirements before applying.

Indigenous Applicants — information about applying

Indigenous applicants may choose to contact UNE's Oorala Centre for effective support throughout the application process.

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