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Parents and guardians guide to university

Learn how you can support your teen through this transition.

Choosing a university and career path is a big decision. We're here to support you and your teen through the transition from high school to university through a range of helpful videos.

UQ is an inclusive, supportive university where students from all backgrounds will thrive. Our graduates enjoy the best career outcomes in the state, and our teachers are the most awarded in Australia.

Advice for parents

Watch parents of UQ students discuss their experience and provide advice on how you can support your teen through big decisions.

Financing study and scholarships

A big part of preparing your teen for university is understanding the costs. Questions to consider include whether they should live on or off campus, as well as whether they should look for part-time work while studying. 

UQ students have access to both FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP loans to make studying affordable. We also offer a wide range of scholarships.

Watch Financing study on YouTube.

Discover study options

Search for a specific degree or browse by study area to match your teen's interests, passions and career goals.

Explore UQ programs

How UQ will support your teen

When your teen chooses UQ, you’ll know they’re in good hands. While there are still things you can do to support them at university, they’ll also receive dedicated support from our staff – emotionally, academically and financially.

This support comes in the form of mental health events, disability support, accessible student services and much more. Going to university looks like a daunting and solitary experience to many teens, but every student at UQ is welcomed and supported from day one.

Watch What kind of support does UQ offer? on YouTube.

Navigating the QTAC application process

Your teen’s application and offer to study at UQ will go through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). 

The QTAC process is important, but it can be a little intimidating at first. Watch our video for insights into how other parents have helped their teens through this application. 

You can also check key QTAC dates (and fixed closing dates for some courses) to make sure they doesn’t miss any deadlines.

Watch Supporting them through QTAC on YouTube.

What to expect

Starting university is daunting. Share this advice with your teen to help them know what to expect for the next life stage. 

Virtual tour

Explore our major campuses and see some of the incredible facilities your teen will have access to.

Uni life

Sports and fitness. Events and workshops. Clubs and societies. Get a glimpse into what life at UQ will be like for your teen.

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