Apply directly

Lodge your application, selecting the location you wish to study at. If you select an on-campus location and COVID-19 is still impeding our ability to deliver face-to-face when semester two commences, we will guide you through your options.

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.

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 web page 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

View our direct application timetable.

International applicants

  • Offshore applications (or onshore applications, where the student does not hold a student visa) close approximately five weeks before the semester commencement date.
  • Onshore applications (for students who can commence on an existing student visa) close approximately 3 weeks before the semester commencement date.
  • For specific dates and other semesters, please go to our Cut-off 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 5 working days.

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 submit a request online via the Enquiry and Application Portal, 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 to transfer to another program need to submit a direct application.