Undergraduate entry applications

The term undergraduate refers to your first degree or diploma.

Entry requirements

You can qualify for undergraduate courses through:

  • year 12 qualifications (South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)), International Baccalaureate, and interstate equivalents
  • adult entry (STAT)
  • TAFE/VET qualifications
  • higher education transfers

In addition there are bonus points, guaranteed entry and special entry schemes to accompany these.

Admission to all courses is limited by quota and is normally based on academic merit as determined by assessment of an applicant's qualifications.

Where students have completed SACE,  the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR (previously known as Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) is normally used.

In some courses other criteria, such as an interview, audition or portfolio submission also apply. For information on such course requirements, see course information in the SATAC Guide and our courses and programs site.

Finding the right entry pathway for you

To discover the right pathway for you choose one of the following:


Applications for undergraduate courses and fast track graduate entry courses are made through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

Current school leavers should contact their school career counsellors for assistance and a copy of the SATAC University Guide.

Other domestic applicants (applying for undergraduate and fast track graduate entry courses) should apply through SATAC.

International students

If you are an international student currently studying an Australian year 12 program, you can apply via the processes outlined on this page (although some differences apply). Contact SATAC for further information.

If you are an international student studying overseas, please see our international students website for entry requirements and application information.

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