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Before you apply

We want to make sure you have all the details you need before you start your application to study at UC.

UC offers a wide variety of courses, from pathway programs that help you gain entry to university, all the way to the highest-level research degrees.

To understand the difference between pathway programs, undergraduate, honours, postgraduate, and research courses, see our course information glossary.

Apply for a course

If you are applying for an undergraduate, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master level course, go to Apply to Study at UC.

Apply for a pathway program to university

If you are applying for a UC College pathway program, you should apply direct to UC College.

Apply for a research course

All of our research courses are run directly through the UC Research Office. For more information, including how to apply, visit the UC research webpage.

Detailed information on all courses offered at UC can be found through our course finder.

This will guide you on the admission requirements, English language proficiency requirements and any additional information to help you with your decision.

Check to see if the course you are applying for requires a supplementary application form.

For more information about course eligibility, see our eligibility guidelines.

All applicants wishing to study at UC must meet the English proficiency requirements.

For full details see UC coursework English proficiency requirements.

Our admission dates let you know when UC courses are open for direct applications. If you are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) check the UAC admission dates as they may differ from our direct admission dates.

Ranked courses

You should also check to see if the course you are interested in is a ranked course.

Ranked courses have limited places, and therefore are competitive and have specific entry requirements. Some ranked courses have an early closing date due to the additional time required to assess entries.

To make sure our international students get the most out of their UC experience there are a number of additional requirements to be reviewed.

See International application requirements for details before applying.

UC offers a number of entry initiatives that give applicants the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternative admissions schemes.

Our entry schemes are offered to both applicants who are currently studying in school and those who may have been out of study for some time.

Before you apply, check your eligibility to the schemes offered at UC to give you the best possible chance to study with us.

Visit alternative entry for details on the admissions schemes offered before applying.