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Entry Requirements

Is UC right for you?

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.

Detailed information on all courses offered at UC can be found by searching our online 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 the Admission tab on your course search for admission requirements for your chosen course.

Undergraduate Courses

The following entry requirements serve as a guide only. Other qualifications not listed will be considered on an individual basis. These documents provide minimum entry requirements for courses; some courses may have higher entry requirements. If you are unable to meet the requirements, you may be eligible to access a pathway provided by UC College.

Postgraduate Courses

Admission and additional requirements are outlined under each course description.

When applying to study at UC, international applicants should include the following supporting documents along with their application:

  • certified copies of all relevant academic transcripts and award certificates from all your complete or incomplete study
  • evidence of your English proficiency level (if applicable)
  • evidence of your work experience in the form of a current resume and statements of employment which should be an official document from your employer outlining your job title, responsibilities and duration of employment (if applicable)
  • subject or unit outlines from your previous study (if you are seeking credit or advanced standing into your UC course)

If your documents are under a previous name, we will require official evidence of your change of name.

If your documents are not in English, we will require certified translations in addition to copies of your original documents.

All applicants wishing to study at UC must meet the English proficiency requirements for entry to their chosen course. For detailed information, visit UC's English proficiency requirements information page.

If you need extra help with your English proficiency, the UCC English Language Centre (UCCELC) offers English preparation courses. Visit UCCELC's information page for more information.

Semester 1 2020 
On time applications 1 December of the prior year     
On time change of course applications close 1 December of the prior year
Orientation Week 3 February 2020
Classes commence 10 February 20
Semester 2 2019  
On time applications 1 June of that current year
On time change of course applications close 1 June of that current year
Orientation Week 27 July 2020
Classes commence 3  August 2020

Note: While late applications will be considered, we recommend that you submit your application with all the required documents by the on time application date. This should ensure that there is sufficient time to assess your application allowing you to start on your preferred start date. In all cases please also make sure that you allow sufficient time for the lodgement and processing of your visa application by the Department of Home Affairs.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requires all international students who will be under 18 years of age when entering Australia on a student visa, to have appropriate accommodation, support and welfare arrangements in place. When you apply for a student visa, you will need to provide evidence that you will be living with a parent, custodian or relative, or that the University has approved your care arrangements.

For more information on your requirements, visit the Under 18 Students information page or read and complete the Welfare Arrangements for Under 18s form as part of your application.

You may also like to read about other pathways to UC, particularly:

  • university preparation courses
  • English Language tuition and
  • credit transfer arrangements