International applications and offers

Steps to completing your application

Release of ATAR-based offers rescheduled to 26 January 2022

The NSW Government has announced that HSC written exams will now start on 9 November 2021 and HSC results will be released on 24 January 2022. As a consequence, the following UAC dates have been set:

20 January: NSW and ACT ATARs released
21 January: Deadline for changing preferences for offers released on 26 January
26 January: Offers released (first offers based on ATARs)

  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 2020 or 2021 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. 2021 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.

[Last updated 27 Sep 2021]

Most offers to 2021 Year 12 applicants will be made after ATARs are released, but there are many offer rounds throughout the year.

Application and offer dates (Sydney time): semester 2, 2021 and semester 1, 2022

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

Sat 1 May 2021

Sun 2 May 2021

Sat 8 May 2021

Sat 29 May 2021

Sun 30 May 2021

Fri 4 Jun 2021

Sat 12 Jun 2021

Sun 13 Jun 2021

Fri 18 Jun 2021

Fri 2 Jul 2021

Sat 3 Jul 2021

Sat 10 Jul 2021

Sat 14 Aug 2021

Sun 15 Aug 2021

Fri 20 Aug 2021

Sat 11 Sep 2021

Sun 12 Sep 2021

Fri 17 Sep 2021

Sun 12 Dec 2021

Sat 18 Dec 2021

Wed 22 Dec 2021

Sun 2 Jan 2022

Mon 3 Jan 2022

Mon 10 Jan 2022

Sat 15 Jan 2022

Fri 21 Jan 2022

Wed 26 Jan 2022 (first ATAR-based offers)

Fri 4 Feb 2022

Sun 6 Feb 2022

Fri 11 Feb 2022

Fri 4 Feb 2022

Sun 13 Feb 2022

Fri 18 Feb 2022

Fri 4 Feb 2022

Sun 27 Feb 2022

Fri 4 Mar 2022

* 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 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 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

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 late January, 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.

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 March round.

Upcoming application and offer dates

12 Dec 2021

International: Application deadline for 20 December offers

International applicants apply and pay by midnight for offers released on 20 December.

18 Dec 2021

International: Change preferences for 22 December offers

(Originally published as 13 Dec 2021)

Change your preferences by midnight for offers released on 22 December.

22 Dec 2021

International: Unconditional offers released

(Originally published as 20 Dec 2021)

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

02 Jan 2022

International: Application deadline for 10 January offers

International applicants apply and pay by midnight for offers released on 10 January.

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