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Non-school leaver applications

If you have already left school and would like to apply to university, follow the steps below.

International students refer to How to apply for International students.

Ready to apply?

Choose your program

Have you chosen your undergraduate program (bachelor degree) from more than 100 undergraduate programs on offer at USC? Use the career directory to help you plan your career path.

Study at the only full-service university campus on the Sunshine Coast, UniSC Sunshine Coast, or choose from study locations including Moreton Bay, Fraser Coast, Gympie or Caboolture.

Check application dates

To find out when to apply, refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines.

Check admission requirements

Check the admission requirements on the 'Why study this program?' tab of your chosen undergraduate program for:

ATAR/Selection rank required

You must be eligible for an ATAR or selection rank equal to or above the minimum ATAR or selection rank required for consideration in the offer round, through completion of a recognised formal or non-formal qualification. The ATAR/Selection Rank stated on the program summary of your chosen program is a guide only as it can vary from intake to intake.

You may be eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank under the Access USC Scheme.

Subject prerequisites

Check if you satisfy any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab of your chosen program. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge you should have in that subject area.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program.

Entry pathways

There are a number of admission pathways to study an undergraduate program at UniSC.


Apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC), except if you are eligible to submit a direct application to USC as follows:


Apply online directly to UniSC if you are a:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years applying for an undergraduate program (degree); or
  • UniSC student who has completed an undergraduate program at UniSC within the last two years or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of study; or
  • UniSC student who is currently enrolled in one program and wants to study another program concurrently.
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at UniSC

If you are a deferred student, you need to apply directly to UniSC to take up your deferred place.

What's next?

If you have successfully completed a QTAC application, you can view or update your application through QTAC's Application Services.

Once an offer round has occurred, you will be advised by email if you have been made an offer.

Get financial support

When studying at university, you will need to budget for fees, study-related costs and living expenses.

To help with your study costs you may be eligible for scholarships or government assistance.

Also, you may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Loan Program (HELP):

  • HECS-HELP — Commonwealth supported students (Australian citizens or permanent humanitarian visa holders).
  • SA-HELP — Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders. For assistance with paying Student Services and Amenities Fees only.
  • FEE-HELP — fee-paying students (Australian citizens or permanent humanitarian visa holders). Also available for students who decline Commonwealth supported place and are charged full fees.
  • OS-HELP — eligible students who undertake part of their degree program overseas.
Check eligibility for credit

You may be eligible to gain credit for prior studies or work experience.



Visit Student Central for answers to questions about applying to study at UniSC.

If you have questions about your application:

  • Email:
  • Tel: +61 7 5430 2890
  • In person: Student Central, Building C, UniSC Sunshine Coast campus