To be able to change program, you must meet the entry requirements for the new program.

You should apply as early as possible.

Australian and New Zealand students

Undergraduate students

I want to change to a program

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen in an undergraduate program, apply online to:

  • change to a new program
  • change from a combined degree to one of the component single degrees (e.g. from a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws to a Bachelor of Laws)

For changes of program at the same level you must complete the Change of Program Application Form. You should make an appointment to see an academic advisor at the student business centre to discuss your proposed change of program and to ensure that you are eligible for the program that you wish to change to. You may find that subjects already studied do not fit into your program and therefore additional subjects may be required. Students are permitted to change their program once, subsequent changes will incur a fee of $50. Once completed, you must submit the form to your Program Advisor for approval.

Apply online to change programs   

Check the key dates for program change to find out when you need to apply by.

Postgraduate coursework work students

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen in a postgraduate program and you want to change your program, you must complete a full application for the new program.

Research degree students

You may be able to change your degree, or make other changes to your candidature. You must contact the Research Development Manager in your Faculty.

International students

If you want to change program, you must complete a full application for the new program.

Tuition fees

If you change programs, your tuition fees may also change.

Student visa

You must apply for a new student visa if you change to a new program at a different level of qualification (e.g. from a masters to a PhD).

You don't need to apply for a new student visa if you change to a new program at the same level of qualification (e.g. from one bachelor degree to another), unless your current visa is about to expire.

Student visa conditions (Department of Immigration and Citizenship)

Sponsored students

If you're a sponsored student, you must get approval from your sponsor before you apply to change programs