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[AU] The University of Queensland - Admissions alternatives for Semester 2 2020

2020-05-20 13:23
The University of Queensland


Alternatives to meeting entry requirements for Semester 2 2020

UQ understands the difficulties international students applying to commence their studies in Semester 2, 2020 may be facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this, UQ:

  • will accept alternative evidence to meet admission entry requirements

  • will accept alternative English language tests delivered online to meet English language requirements

  • will make additional programs available for students to commence in Semester 2 2020 that would usually only be available in Semester 1.

Alternative admission options

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant disruption globally to feeder pathways for UQ programs, partner institutions, high schools, higher education providers and English language testing centres. UQ will temporarily accept alternative evidence as outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet to enable students to meet admission entry requirements who:

  • have had their exams cancelled (e.g IB)

  • might not be able to obtain their final marks or provide official transcripts and evidence of completion of a qualification

  • are not able to provide certified documents

  • have expired English language test results.

Alternative English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Local lockdown and physical distancing guidelines around the world have made it difficult for many students to sit the ELP tests accepted by UQ for entry to our programs. To support these students impacted by this situation, UQ has assessed alternative English language tests that can be taken online (via remote proctoring) to determine those that will adhere to our high standard of requirements.

UQ will temporarily accept alternative English language tests outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet for direct entry into Semester 2, 2020 and for entry into a UQ Package Offer (English language pathway program) for Semester 1, 2021.


More programs for Semester 2

Students interested in programs that usually only commence in Semester 1, now may have the opportunity to commence in 2020 rather than waiting until 2021. Programs that will now take new commencements in Semester 2 in 2020 include:

These programs will be offered on-going in Semester 1 and Semester 2.