Degree Transfers

Domestic Undergraduate Students

Current and deferred domestic undergraduate UON students who wish to transfer to another degree program, or to another campus, can apply directly to UON online for free instead of applying through UAC (except for our Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Medical Science/ Doctor of Medicine programs). Make sure you read the information on this page before you apply.



Applications for the Final Round will close 11.59PM 24 January 2018. After this, there will be no further opportunities to transfer to another program for study commencing Semester 1 2018.

Outcomes for Final Round applicants will be communicated from 1 February 2018. Note that in some cases students may receive outcomes earlier than this - see 'Receiving an Outcome' below. Outcomes for some Round 1 and 2 applicants are still being processed, and will be communicated as soon as the assessment has been complete.

Only degrees with vacancies will be available for Final Round applications - See 'Quota Programs' below for a list of quota programs that won't be available or have limited availability in the Final Round.

Students applying for our B Music or B Music/ B Arts programs are required to complete a direct application AND satisfy additional admission requirements. Details on these additional admission requirements can be found here.

Applications for our Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine programs have to be made through UAC, but please note that applications to study in those programs in 2018 have now closed.

By submitting a transfer application you agree to the conditions outlined in Section 20 of the 2017 Admission and Enrolment Procedure Manual, so it’s a good idea to read that before you apply. You will need to meet the admission requirements of the program you are applying for in order to be eligible to transfer.

Important Information:

  • Applications will open 11 January 2018
  • Applications will close 11:59PM 24 January 2018
  • Final Round outcomes will be communicated from 1 February 2018
  • Please note that there will be no further rounds for degree transfer applications once Final Round has closed.

1. Click on the link above to access the online application form.

2. Complete the form, selecting the degree you really want to transfer into as your first preference, and then another degree that you would like to transfer into as your second preference (remembering that if your application is successful you will be transferred into one of these preferences and will lose your place in your current degree program). PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHOOSE A SECOND PREFERENCE AND SHOULDN'T IF THERE IS REALLY ONLY ONE OTHER PROGRAM YOU WANT TO STUDY.

3. There will be a section in the application form where you can attach any other relevant documents, if you have any, such as previous Diploma or Advanced Diploma transcripts and award certificates, or an Educational Access Scheme Application (see below EAS information). Don’t worry if you don’t have any additional documents, as most students don’t and we can use the results from your UON studies (at least 20 units of study) to assess your eligibility to transfer. If you are attaching documents from previous studies, we will need colour copies of your official transcript and award certificates, otherwise we won’t be able to use those qualifications to assess your application.

4. After you have entered all the relevant information and uploaded any additional documentation, hit the submit button (you must do this before 11.59pm 24 January 2018 to be considered for Final Round).

After you submit your application you will receive an email confirmation providing details of your application.

The following scenarios for transfer will automatically be recognised as successful, with no further assessment required:



Any degree

Another campus for the same degree (excluding B Midwifery and B Nursing)

Combined undergraduate degree

Single degree within the existing combination. For combined Law programs, students can only drop the Law component.

Combined undergraduate degree

Another combined degree where one of the named degrees remains the same (excluding combined Law programs).

Combined Law degree

Another combined Law degree

Internal / External delivery mode

To the other mode

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline)

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline)

B Engineering (Mining Transfer Program)

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline)

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline)

B Computer Science

B Information Technology

B Computer Science

B Computer Science

B Information Technology

B Computer Science

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline)

B Design (Architecture)

B Construction Management (Building) (Hons)

Undergraduate applications will be assessed on the basis of your Grade Point Average (GPA) from UON studies, and any other previous eligible qualifications you include in your application (if necessary). The weighting of your GPA, for assessment purposes, depends on the number of courses contributing to the overall score. It is not a cut-off.

The following criteria will apply:

  • Any eligible qualifications included provide a rank equivalent to, or higher, than the entrance rank cut-off applicable for the year of admission;
  • You meet any additional admission criteria for the selected program, such as an audition, etc.

If you have other assessable qualifications and have supplied details of those qualifications with your application (official transcripts and/or award certificates from TAFE or other institutions) we may be able to use those to assess you for entry into the program you have nominated.

We will assess for the first preference you select on the form. If you meet the admission requirements for your first preference, you will be admitted to that program for Semester 1 2018. If you do not meet the admission requirements for your first preference, we will assess for your second preference. If you meet the admission requirements for your second preference, you will be admitted to start study in your second preference for Semester 1, 2018.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS): If you have experienced long-term educational disadvantage that has seriously affected your current UON studies please read the EAS booklet for the seven broad categories recognised. Applications are to be lodged directly to UON using the application form from the booklet along with your supplementary evidence. Completed forms and supporting material should be uploaded with your direct UON transfer application.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Scheme – if you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander you may be eligible for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Scheme. Please visit our website for details. As part of the internal transfer application you will be asked if you would like to be considered as part of this scheme.

For some degrees, there are usually more people applying than the number of places available. We refer to these programs as having a 'quota' and have to closely manage their admissions.

For the Final Round, some quota programs will be full and offers will not be made for these programs. The following programs are full and will not be available for selection on the application:

The following quota programs have a limited number of vacancies and will be available for selection, however admission will be extremely competitive in the Final Round:

Outcomes for Round 1 and 2 applicants will continue to be released from 12 January 2018.

Outcomes for Round Final Round applicants will be released from 1 February 2018.

All outcomes are emailed to the email address provided in the application form. If you are applying for a program from the above table of automatically recognised transfers, you may receive an outcome earlier than these dates. Some students may also receive an outcome earlier than 1 February if we are able to make an early assessment based on available information.

You can of course pay and lodge a UAC application instead of using this free direct process. If you lodge both a UAC application and an application using this direct process, we will cancel your direct application (as they would cancel each other out at the time that you accept your UAC offer anyway).

Please note that for B Music and B Music / B Arts we also require results from the additional entry requirements before we can assess your eligibility for a place in these programs, so it may take longer for us to issue outcomes. You should complete the Music Selection Process as early as possible so that we can complete the assessment of your application.

International Students

If you’re an international student and would like to apply for a degree transfer, please complete in full, the most relevant form from the options below:

Internal Transfer Application Form for International Students – this is for international students in Australia wishing to transfer from one degree program to another degree program, or between campus locations.

Transfer to Australia Application Form – this is for students wishing to transfer from a degree program at UON Singapore to a degree program at a UON campus in Australia.

If you have enquiries about applying for a transfer, you may e-mail International Admissions at UON Global or phone 02 4921 6236.

Postgraduate Students

For postgraduate students there are limited opportunities for internal transfer between postgraduate coursework programs. Most students will need to re-apply for their preferred program by lodging an online application here or through UAC.