Step 1: Do you qualify?
Before applying, ensure you meet the entry and language requirements for the program you are hoping to study.
Step 2: Lodge your application
NOTICE: Off shore applications close one month prior to the semester commencement date (form Semester 2, 2013 applications this cut off date is Friday 28th June)
Method 1 - Paper application
1. Complete the International Application Form (pdf, 400kb).
2. Submit the following documents with your application:
- certified copies of awards, certificates or academic transcripts issued by your educational institution(s)
- certified translations of documents that are not in English, together with certified copies of the documents in the original language
- other relevant documents, such as letters from schools or employees
- research proposal, if relevant
3. Send your application via one of the following:
- Directly to the University by courier, mail or fax, as shown below.
- To an overseas representative of the University.
International Admissions, Centre for University Partnerships, University of Ballarat
PO Box 663
Method 2 - Online application
The University of Ballarat online application process is our preferred method of receiving direct applications. Access our online application portal
and follow the instructions to register and submit your online application.
Applications for Higher Degrees by Research
Students applying for a postgraduate research degree, please contact Research Services for information on the research application process and research application forms.
Students completing secondary school in Victoria
If you are completing your secondary schooling in Victoria (Australia) you should apply through:
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
40 Park Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205
Tel: 1300 364 133
Application closing dates are set by VTAC.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning
The University welcomes students from other recognised institutions and will offer Advanced Standing or Credit for units passed (with satisfactory grades) where previous study is deemed equivalent in content and standard to those offered at UB. The transfer of credit will allow you to undertake fewer units thereby reducing the number of overall units needed for your UB qualification.
To apply for credit transfer for previous studies, you must:
- Mail certified copies of all your official transcripts or results from your previous studies, plus copies of the subject syllabuses and grading system with your application.
- You need to request credit transfer and it must be approved in writing, before you enrol. Otherwise, you may not receive the credit. An assessment of your application can only be made when full documentation has been provided. Applicants should not send original documents, as they will not be returned.
- Documents that are not in English need to be officially translated and submitted along with the copies in the original language.
- Supporting documents must be issued by the relevant educational institution and properly certified as genuine copies.