Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Where aspiration meets inspiration

Our students and graduates redefine success. Beyond income or possessions, our students find success in empowerment. Empowering themselves and others to make a real impact. But this is all just words. And you need more than that, right? Well, here's proof.

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How to apply


First time at university or returning to study another undergraduate course? Here’s how to apply for a bachelor or associate degree.

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Take your interests further with a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters by coursework.

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Are you an international student? Here’s how to apply for an undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree, or enrol in our English language courses.

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Conduct original research with a masters by research or doctorate and make a valuable contribution to society.

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Pathways, entry programs and adjustment factors (bonus points)

Admission pathways

When you don’t meet the entry requirements, successful completion of an admission pathway can provide eligibility into your dream course. They include associate degrees, diplomas, certificates or vocational pathway courses, and can be completed through ACU or TAFE/Registered Training Organisations.

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Entry programs

Our Community Achiever Program (CAP), Passion for Business (P4B), and Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) recognise achievements beyond your academic performance and can help you gain entry to your dream course.

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Adjustment factors (bonus points)

Adjustment factors (previously known as bonus points) are designed to help you get into uni and reach your full potential. If you’re eligible, adjustment factors are applied to your ATAR/OP to give you a revised entry rank, which can improve your chances of getting into your course. They can be based on subjects you studied, the school you went to, or if you live in a regional area, so they are worth checking out.

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ACU Orientation

Information session

Choosing what to study is challenging enough without trying to decode changing entry requirements, hundreds of course options, and university terminology. We get it. And we've got you. Come along to one of our information sessions to get the facts and advice you need.

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Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn't stop you from pursuing your goals. 

Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.

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Support while you study

Fitting study in with life, work, friends – it can have its challenges. We know you can do it, but we also believe you shouldn’t have to do it alone. That’s why we offer a range of support services to help you succeed during your studies.

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