Elite Athlete OP/Rank Benefit Scheme
For Prospective / Year 12 / Current Undergrad or Postgrad Students
QUT has an Elite Athlete (OP/Rank Benefit Scheme) offering prospective students who excel in their sport an exemption of up to 3 OP/Rank scores or 6 Entry Ranks. For example, an elite athlete student who receives an OP/Rank score of 8 and wants to study a course that requires an OP/Rank of 5 may still be eligible to study at QUT (criteria applies).
Applications are sent to the QUT Elite Athlete Program for assessment and are then forwarded back to QUT Admissions to apply the OP/Rank Benefit decision to the applicant's QTAC record. Successful applicants will be notified of their bonus before the first major round of offers are released by QTAC.
Current QUT students may also be eligible to apply for the bonus. Please contact staff for more information.
To apply for an OP/Rank Benefit:
(1) Complete Online Form: Elite Athlete (OP/Rank Benefit) Application Form
Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now open and will close at midnight Friday 22nd April 2016.
Applicants must attach relevant information to the online form or the application will not be considered:
- A letter on headed paper from your coach or sporting body providing evidence of the highest level you have been competing at over the PAST TWO YEARS ONLY **compulsory
- Sports Resume: a word document listing the teams and competitions (including dates and locations) that you have been involved in over the PAST TWO YEARS ONLY
- In the ‘Comments’ field, please include information about training hours each week and length of periods away during THE PAST TWO YEARS.
(2) Applicants will receive an email response to confirm their application submission.
All applicants will receive a response within a few days of submitting the application, however will not be notified of their outcome until after the closing date and before the major offer round from QTAC.
(3) Once at QUT:
All applicants will be contacted before the start of the semester and asked if they have accepted a place at QUT. If they meet the eligibility requirements they may apply to join the Elite Athlete Program to receive academic and financial support whilst at QUT. Please apply here http://www.careers.qut.edu.au/student/elite/register.jsp.