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, 2025 courses should be available for selection by August 2024.
  1. Start your application by registering with a personal email address and a password. You'll be sent an email to validate your registration details.
  2. Log in using your registered email address and password.
  3. Select your citizenship.
  4. Tell us which Year 12 qualification you are completing in 2024, or completed in 2023.
  5. If requested, enter your 2024 student number and UAC PIN.
  6. Enter/check 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.
  7. Enter/check details of your studies and qualifications (including completed secondary studies and complete or incomplete certificate, diploma and degree studies).
  8. Select up to six course preferences.
  9. Accept the applicant declaration.
  10. Pay for your application with a credit card (Mastercard or Visa) or PayPal account. 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.

Most offers to 2024 Year 12 applicants will be made after ATARs are released, but there are many offer rounds throughout the year.

Application and offer dates: semester 2, 2024 and semester 1, 2025

Apply and pay by 11.59pm on Change your courses by 11.59pm on* Unconditional offers released at 7.30am on
Sat 27 Apr 2024 Sun 28 Apr 2024 Fri 3 May 2024
Sat 8 Jun 2024 Sun 9 Jun 2024 Fri 14 Jun 2024
Sat 22 Jun 2024 Sun 23 Jun 2024 Fri 28 Jun 2024
Sat 6 Jul 2024 Sun 7 Jul 2024 Fri 12 Jul 2024
Sat 10 Aug 2024 Sun 11 Aug 2024 Fri 16 Aug 2024
Sat 7 Sep 2024 Sun 8 Sep 2024 Fri 13 Sep 2024
Sat 12 Oct 2024 Sun 13 Oct 2024 Fri 18 Oct 2024
Wed 11 Dec 2024 Wed 18 Dec 2024 Mon 23 Dec 2024
Fri 3 Jan 2025 Sun 5 Jan 2025 Fri 10 Jan 2025
Sat 18 Jan 2025 Sun 19 Jan 2025 Fri 24 Jan 2025
Fri 31 Jan 2025 Sun 2 Feb 2025 Fri 7 Feb 2025
Fri 31 Jan 2025 Sun 16 Feb 2025 Fri 21 Feb 2025
Fri 7 Feb 2025 Sun 23 Feb 2025 Fri 28 Feb 2025

* 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 are released at 7.30am on each offer round date. We'll 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 Canberra, 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 Canberra 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 offers

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

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

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.

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.

Each institution has its own procedures for accepting your offer and enrolling. Follow the instructions in your offer email.

When you enrol:

  • the name on your official ID must match your offer letter
  • you will be asked for your Unique Student Identifier (USI).

All students starting higher education in Australia will need to have a USI. Your USI stays with you for life and gives you access to an online record of your nationally recognised training in the form of a USI Transcript.

If you already have a USI, you can enter it in your application.

Check if you already have a USI (from previous vocational education or training).

Create a USI.

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.

To study in Australia you need to apply for a student visa. A student visa allows you to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an educational institution. To be eligible for a student visa, you need to meet the conditions set by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.

After you accept your offer and pay your fees, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment from the institution. You must have a Confirmation of Enrolment at the time of making your student visa application.

Students under 18 years of age

If you will be under 18 years of age when you arrive in Australia to study, special requirements are in place. Before you are granted a student visa, the Australian Government must be satisfied that you have appropriate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place for the period that you will be under 18 years of age while in Australia.

Each institution decides whether they will accept responsibility for welfare arrangements for international students who are under 18 years of age.

Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance for international students to help them with the costs of medical and hospital care they may require while they are in Australia. OSHC does not cover dental treatment.

The Australian Government requires all international students on a student visa and their dependants to purchase an approved OSHC policy from an Australian registered health fund for the duration of their visas.

OSHC is not included in tuition fees.

Belgian, Norwegian and Swedish students

Some Belgian, Norwegian and Swedish students are not required to purchase OSHC as part of their visa requirements; they are considered to have met ‘adequate insurance’ requirements due to a reciprocal arrangement between their country and the Australian Government.

How do I organise OSHC?

Many institutions have arrangements with preferred OSHC providers and can help you to organise your insurance. However, you can choose your own OSHC provider. A list of OSHC providers, together with general information about OSHC, is available from the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman website.

You must organise and pay for OSHC before you arrive in Australia. Once you receive an unconditional offer to study at an Australian educational institution, you will be required to pay your OSHC charge at the same time that you pay your tuition fee deposit.

Upcoming application and offer dates

22 Jun 2024

International: Application deadline for 28 June offers

International applicants apply and pay by 11.59pm for offers released on 28 June.

28 Jun 2024

International: Unconditional offers released

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

06 Jul 2024

International: Application deadline for 12 July offers

International applicants apply and pay by 11.59pm for offers released on 12 July.

07 Jul 2024

International: Change preferences for 12 July offers

Change your preferences by 11.59pm for offers released on 12 July.

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