Study areas and degrees
Frequently Asked Questions
That’s okay! UniSQ can help you get into your desired degree regardless of your ATAR - even if you didn't study for ATAR. Our free Pathway Programs can help you get into your chosen degree. They can be as short as one semester and can guarantee you entry into most UniSQ degrees. You'll learn how to succeed at university, and gain the confidence to follow your dream career.
UniSQ Early Offer allows eligible Year 12 students who place UniSQ #1 on their QTAC application, to receive an early offer into university. Students can receive an early offer in one of two ways - via recommendation from a Principal or Principal's delegate or successful completion of a UniSQ Head Start course.
Early Offer is open from August.
The Australian Government provides financial assistance to eligible domestic students through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). A HELP loan allows you to defer payment of your course fees and Student Amenities fee while you study. HELP loans are repaid through the Australian Taxation Office when your income reaches the compulsory repayment threshold.
HECS-HELP Loans (HECS standing for Higher Education Contribution Scheme) cover the cost of student contributions for students in a Commonwealth supported place.
You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you:
- are an Australian citizen who will undertake at least one unit of study in Australia in a Commonwealth supported place.
- are a Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
- are a New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Category Visa and meets the long term residency requirements.
- meet the genuine student and completion rate requirements (students who commence in a new program from 1 January 2022).
Choosing a degree can feel tricky, but there are plenty of people to help you make your decisions. At UniSQ we have free degree advisors you can talk to who will help answer your questions and guide you to a degree that suits you. You can chat to them via email, phone or in-person.
A bachelor’s degree is often the first university experience for those finishing high-school. It can take three to four years (if studying full-time) to complete and can be a gateway to various professional careers or into postgraduate study. Diplomas are one-year degrees (if studying full-time) that allow you to sample study areas of interest and graduate with a university qualification. Upon completion you will receive credits if transitioning into a bachelor degree.
Find out more about university terminology including majors and minors, electives, external, on-campus and online study, and more.
UniSQ offers over 130 online degrees. Studying online for university is an experience you can make your own – whether that means maintaining a flexible schedule, occasionally visiting campus, or interacting with your fellow students online using our interactive portal. Find your degree and check under ‘Study Mode’ to see if you can study online.
Year 12 students apply for university via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). You can apply for up to 6 degrees on your application, putting them in preferential order from 1 to 6. QTAC is open for applications in August and closes in December.
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