University policies and procedures apply to many aspects of student life. As a UQ student, you must comply with both University-wide and program-specific regulations.

The following is a selection of key policies for students:

Research and Research Training Student Charter Teaching and Learning

For other topics, search the Policy and Procedures Library.

Any policies should be read alongside the rules of your specific program. Use the program and course catalogue to find your program rules.

Unless you are told otherwise, always consult the program rules for the year you first enrolled in a program (i.e. if you enrolled in an arts degree in 2016, consult the Bachelor of Arts program rules for 2016).

Archived rules

2017 rules updates

From April 4, 2017, the following University rules were incorporated into the Policy and Procedures Library: 

  • Admission Rules
  • Enrolment and Academic Progression Rules
  • General Award Rules.

Part 4 of the General Award Rules was incorporated into the Policy and Procedures Library from June 30, 2017.

Archived rules and accompanying mapping documents are available below for reference purposes only:

Admission Rules

Mapping document (PDF, 93KB)2017 (PDF, 226KB)2016 (PDF, 220KB)2015 (PDF, 601KB)


Enrolment and Academic Progression Rules

Mapping document (PDF, 131KB) 2016 (PDF, 356KB)


General Award Rules

Mapping document (PDF, 197KB)2016 (PDF, 517KB)2015 (PDF, 581KB)2014 (PDF, 596KB)2013 (PDF, 319KB)2012 (PDF, 910KB)2011 (PDF, 904KB)2010 (PDF, 898KB)2009 (PDF, 467KB)