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UQ opens doors to 10,500 students

The University of Queensland has made 10,500 offers to applicants, including about 4000 who received the good news.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said student demand had pushed some entry scores up.

“We have made over 500 more offers than in 2016, with increases in every faculty,” she said.

Professor Wright said Humanities and Social Sciences and Science were the two faculties with the largest student intakes.

“Our Bachelor of Mathematics is becoming extremely popular – we made 290 offers for this program in 2017, compared to 126 in 2016,” she said.

“Demand for programs at Gatton such as Agribusiness and Veterinary Technology has also been very strong as well as for our Advanced Finance and Economics course where we have made 108 offers as opposed to 65 last year and pushed the OP up from 2 to 1.”

Entry to UQ’s Bachelor of Laws remained at OP1, as did the pathway entry to the Doctor of Medicine program. Most offers for places in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) program were to students who achieved an OP1, but a few OP2 students also were offered places.

“As a world top-50, research-focused university, UQ is perennially in strong demand from undergraduate students,” Professor Wright said.

“Our teachers and researchers are respected internationally, and UQ degrees open global opportunities.

“UQ has been working hard for many years to ensure that our students have a wonderful experience while they are here with us, investing in our study spaces and other student facilities, and in supporting our teachers.

“We create opportunities for many of our students to spend a semester or two at our partner universities around the world.

“UQ’s magnificent campuses and facilities are a significant student drawcard, and many are also drawn to the vibrant extra-curricular life on campus, including our many clubs and societies.”

Professor Wright said UQ had developed its offerings and was pleased to see significant interest in its new 2016 offerings, including:

  • A specialist four-year Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours);
  • A Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours);
  • A Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours).
  • Professor Wright said a small number of offers for 2017 study places would be made in top-up rounds in coming weeks, as acceptances were received and some students reconsidered preferences.

“Students can still apply now – through QTAC – to study at UQ in 2017,” she said.

Students and their families and carers could find a wealth of information about UQ study options on the UQ Future Students website.

“UQ staff will pleased to assist and advise if people call +61 7 3346 9872 or email ask@uq.edu.au,” Professor Wright said.

Future students and their families can seek information direct from UQ’s six faculties (contact details on the following links):

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
  • Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

“We congratulate all our new students, and preparations are well under way to welcome them at Orientation Week, starting on 20 February 2017,” Professor Wright said.

“We know they will create change – as students and graduates – in areas of critical state, national and global importance.”

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