Degree transfers


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.




Key dates for Round 1:

  • Applications will close midnight 3rd December 2017
  • Outcomes will be communicated from 21st December 2017

IMPORTANT NOTES: There will be additional application rounds after Round 1, but some of our programs that are in really high demand may fill up in this first round. There may be no places left in high demand programs (quota programs) in later rounds so it’s best to get your application in by midnight 3rd December 2017. See below for more details on quota programs.

Submitting a transfer application requires you to 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 to transfer into to be eligible to transfer.

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

For our Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Medical Science/ Doctor of Medicine programs all applicants need to apply through UAC You also need to complete additional application steps, outlined at:

The following scenarios for transfer are automatically recognised with no further assessment:



Any degree

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

Any UG combined degree

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

Combined UG 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)

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 internal 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 details and dates on other rounds check back on this website at a later date.

How this free direct application process works

  1. Once the applications are open you will be able to click on the link above to access the online application form.
  2. You complete the form, selecting one preference.
  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 studies transcripts and award certificates or an Educational Access Scheme Application (see above EAS information). Don’t worry if you don’t have any additional docs as most students don’t and we can use the results from your UON studies (at least 20 units of study). If you are attaching documents from previous studies we will need colour copies of your official transcript and award certificates or we won’t be able to use those qualifications to assess your application.
  4. Then after you have entered all the relevant information and uploaded any additional documentation hit the submit button (making sure you do this before midnight 3rd December 2017 to be considered for Round 1).

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

PLEASE NOTE: For many applicants we can’t actually start assessing your application until your final grades from Semester 2 are available or until we are considering applicants for our quota programs which happens mid to late December.

How do we assess your application?

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 criteria below 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. If you don’t then we may have to wait till fully graded date (8 December) when your results are released to assess your application.

Quota Programs

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 this reason, outcomes on applications to these programs will not be available until the 21st of December at the earliest. These are the programs that also may not be available for application after round 1 so if you want to transfer into one of these programs you will need to get your application in by 3rd December in order to be considered for a place. These programs include:

Please note that for B Music and Music/ 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 get outcomes to people applying for these programs. You should complete the Music Selection Process as early as possible so that we can complete the assessment of your application.

When will you receive an outcome? For round 1 we will start releasing outcomes from the 21st December 2017 (noting that we cannot release offers to Music or Music/ Arts until we have the results from all elements of that admission process). All outcomes are emailed to the email address as it is 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 21st December.

You can of course pay and lodge a UAC application instead of using this free direct process. If you lodge 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).


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.


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 through GradSchool or UAC.