Apply directly

Direct applications for our undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework courses commencing in Semester 2, 2017 are now open.  Apply now and find out within 48 hours.*

What you need to know to apply

How your application is assessed

Non-year 12 students

To be eligible to apply via a direct application you will need to meet one of the below criteria:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia;
  • Applying for part-time TAFE programs, TAFE programs not listed in the VTAC Guide and short courses;
  • Applying for programs not listed in the VTAC Guide;
  • Applying for mid-year entry (visit the Course Finder for a list of available programs);
  • Not currently studying Year 12 and only applying to study at FedUni and no other institution;
  • Not an existing VTAC applicant;
  • Not currently studying Year 12 in Australia;
  • A current FedUni student wishing to transfer to another FedUni program - do not submit a direct application, you will need to complete an Internal Program Transfer form (pdf, 148kb).

Please note: to be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) you must meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements. Your study location may affect your CSP eligibility, please visit the fees webpage or the Study Assist website for further information.

Having met the eligibility requirements above, your application will then be assessed on the basis of three things:

  • your formal qualifications,
  • your background or experience, and
  • whether or not you meet the specific requirements for the course.

Additional requirements

Some courses require additional information to be submitted for assessment along side your completed form.

Please see our Additional application requirements page for more information.

When to apply

Domestic applicants

International applicants

  • Offshore Semester 1, 2017 - Closing Fri 06 January 2017.
  • Onshore Semester 1, 2017 - Closing Mon 13 Feb 2017.
  • For other semesters please go to our Cutoff dates page

Please note: Some courses close their applications earlier than others so please check the course information for specific details.

When you will be notified of the outcome

If you are a domestic student and you have applied for a higher education course, you should be notified of the status of your application within 48 hours*.

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter to your nominated email address.

If you would like to speak with someone about the status of your application, please call 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note: Research applications follow a different process. Refer to the Research degrees page.

Assistance completing your application

If you are unable to use the online application form, please email admissions@federation.edu.au , or phone 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) to request a paper application form.

Current students changing programs

Current students who are wishing to apply and transfer to another program need to submit an Internal Program Transfer Form (pdf, 148kb).

FedUni Access and equity scheme

This scheme allows you to apply for recognition that you may have experienced educational disadvantage.

If you believe that your academic potential is not reflected by your achievements to date, and you are eligible to apply under one or more of the Access and Equity categories, we invite you to include this information in your direct application.

For further information please go to our FedUni Access and Equity Scheme page

*Applies to applications from domestic applicants to higher education undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs at the Ballarat, Berwick, Wimmera and Gippsland campuses, and online learning, where complete and accurate documentation is provided. Excludes weekends and public holidays.