Changing Your Degree

Changing Your Undergraduate Program

Domestic (Australian) students currently studying an undergraduate degree at UON can apply direct to UON for free to change to a new undergraduate degree*.

Applications for Semester 2, 2019 will open from Thursday 30 May 2019.

There will be one round only - applications will close at midnight on Sunday 14 July 2019.

Students that successfully lodge an application by 14/07/2019 will receive notification of their outcome from Tuesday 23 July 2019.

Outcomes will be sent to your preferred email address - please keep an eye on your inbox, clutter and junk folders. Your preferred email address is the one you have nominated as “preferred” in MyHub.

*Students applying for B Music and B Music / B Arts are also required to complete the additional entry requirements before we can assess their eligibility for a place in these programs. Applicants should complete the Music Selection Process as early as possible, and by 14/06/2019 to ensure that their audition can be assessed, and we can take the application into consideration.

NOTE: If you apply for a transfer and meet all requirements, there is no offer/accept process. You will be admitted and made active in your new chosen degree program for Semester 2, 2019 and discontinued from your current program of study. For this reason, only apply if you truly wish to change degrees. Please do not apply simply to test if you will be eligible.

Please do not lodge one of these direct applications AND a UAC application because they may cancel each other out. If that happens you may lose the opportunity to change degrees for Semester 2, 2019.

Changing Your Campus of Study

Students not in B Nursing and wanting to change their campus of study while staying in the same program can click here for more information. You can change your campus in MyHub and do not need to use the application form.

Important Information:

  • Australian undergraduate students who are currently studying an undergraduate degree at UON and would like to study a different undergraduate degree at UON
  • Australian undergraduate students wanting to add a Diploma of Language to their studies
  • Australian undergraduate students wanting to go from a single degree to a combined degree
  • Australian undergraduate students wanting to go from a combined degree to a single degree
  • Australian undergraduate students studying nursing that would like to study nursing at a different campus

Who cannot use this free direct application?

  • Australian undergraduate students, who are not studying nursing, wanting to change their campus of study. Click here for information about changing campus
  • Australian undergraduate students who are on track to complete their program this term.  These applicants need to apply via UAC
  • Students wanting to study concurrently. Please see concurrent study
  • Students wanting to change from the old to the new version of their program. If this is you please contact your Program Advisor
  • Students wanting to change to the Bachelor of Medical Science/ Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) or our Bachelor of Midwifery program. For these programs you can only apply via UAC, however applications for 2019 are now closed.
  • International students (see below for the International Student process)
  • Postgraduate students (see below for the PG Student process)
  • Applicants who are not current UON undergraduate students (including past students). These applicants need to apply via UAC

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) excluding B Aerospace (Hons) and B Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons)

B Engineering (Mining Transfer Program)

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline) excluding B Aerospace (Hons) and B Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons)

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) excluding B Aerospace (Hons) and B Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons)

B Design (Architecture)

B Construction Management (Building) (Hons)

A number of UON degrees have high demand and limited places, with more people applying than the number of places available. These are referred to as 'Quota Programs', and admission to these degrees is closely managed. Quota programs are not available for Semester 2 entry. Further information will be supplied here for Semester 1, 2020.

Applications will be assessed based on your Grade Point Average (GPA) from UON studies (at least 20 units completed from two different courses), completed qualifications previously submitted to UAC that we are able to access, and any other eligible qualifications you include in your application. 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.

Your transfer will be approved if:

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

Educational Access Scheme (EAS): If you have experienced long-term educational disadvantage, beyond your control or choosing, and this has seriously affected your current UON studies, please read the information on EAS categories of disadvantage and required documents. Applications are to be lodged directly to UON using the UAC EAS application form. Completed forms and supporting documentation should be attached to your direct UON degree 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 degree transfer application you will be asked if you would like to be considered as part of this scheme, and if you select 'yes' you may be invited to attend an interview with The Wollotuka Institute at one of our campuses.

If you have other assessable qualifications that can be used to generate an admissions rank, you have the option of attaching them to your application. Examples of qualifications that can be used to generate a rank include:

  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • STAT Test Results
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Undergraduate Study at other Universities

If attaching qualifications to your application, please ensure you include any certificates of completion, as well as relevant transcripts. Please note that we can only accept colour copies of original documents, or copies that have been certified.

We will review any attachments and incorporate them in the assessment of your application where applicable.

Need help figuring out your options?

UON has a number of careers services and resources designed specifically for helping you reach your career goals. If you are thinking of changing degrees but are not sure what you want to study, or would just like to check out your options, visit our careers website.

Don’t forget, for any kind of advice about your studies you can drop in to Student Central. Our team there can put you on the right track and in touch with people who can help.

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

Postgraduate students wishing to change programs must submit a new application for admission. Please refer to the How to Apply webpage.