Degree Transfers

Domestic Undergraduate Students

Applications for degree transfers for Semester 1 2018 are now closed. There will be no further opportunities to transfer to a different program for study commencing Semester 1 2018.

Applications for mid year internal transfers will open in May.

Domestic (Australian) students currently studying an undergraduate degree at UON who would like to change to a different degree program can apply for admission to that new program direct to UON for free*. You can find a link to this free direct application on this page when applications open for each term. You can also use this free direct application process to change campuses.

*Students wishing to apply to transfer to our Bachelor of Medical Science/ Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) or our Bachelor of Midwifery program need to apply via UAC. Students applying for B Music and B Music / B Arts we also require results from 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 so that we can assess your application.

Who can use this free direct application?

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

Who cannot use this free direct application?

  • 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
  • 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

Important Information:

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 (must be at least 20 units), and any other previous eligible qualifications you include in your application such as previous TAFE or other University studies (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.

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.

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).

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.