Accepting your offer
If your application is successful, we will send you an offer letter and acceptance of offer form. To accept your offer:
1. Complete and return acceptance of offer form
Complete your acceptance of offer form and return, along with any requested supporting documentation to:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- fax +61 7 4635 9225
2. Pay your fees
With your acceptance of offer form, you will also need to pay:
- your first semester tuition fees (as a minimum)
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the length of your student visa.
Before you make your payment you should read and understand information about USQ's Refund of Student Fees Policy.
Payment of Acceptance Online
Future payments will be done using other payment options. For details please go to paying your fees.
If you are going to study on-campus at USQ there are a few more steps.
3. Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment
After you have returned your Acceptance of Offer and your payment, USQ will confirm your enrolment. You will receive an electronic Confirmation of enrolment (eCoe) that will allow you to lodge your student visa application.
4. Receive Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
When you return your acceptance of offer form with payment, your Overseas Student Health Cover will be activated by USQ.
If you choose to study in Australia at USQ, you will need to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). This is health insurance that provides cover for the costs associated with out of and in hospital medical treatment, pharmaceuticals and emergency ambulance assistance and transport. USQ's preferred OSHC provider is BUPA.
5. Apply for your student visa
If you wish to study in Australia for 12 weeks or more, you must first obtain a student visa.
Before you lodge your student visa application, you must be able to show proof of:
- Confirmation of enrolment
- Overseas Student Health Cover.
For information on how to apply for your student visa go to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. The process may be different depending on the country where you live. While you can apply for a visa yourself using this website, one of our USQ agents can also help you with the application.
Streamlined Student Visa Processing
As of 1st July 2016, Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) has been introduced.
The key changes in visa application due to the SSVF process are:
- Student Visa subclasses have changed from 8 to 2
- A single immigration risk framework has been introduced for all international students.
- Combined immigration risk outcomes of the education provider and applicant’s country of citizenship will determine the level of documentation required for visa application.
For students associated with high combined immigration risk, streamlined processing will not be available and financial and English evidence must be submitted for visa application - please refer to the following link for information on the supporting documents required for student visa application. Please ensure that you select the appropriate education provider, before applicant’s country of citizenship. For further information please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.