For most degrees at UniSA, applications for midyear open at the same time as applications for semester one. Check out our Apply website for a step by step guide to applying to start your unstoppable career with UniSA.

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Frequently asked questions

These FAQs are for domestic students only. International students please refer to the International FAQs.


  • How do I apply for a midyear degree? minus-thick plus-thick

    Applications to all our Undergraduate and most of our postgraduate degrees are made online via SATAC (the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre). However, for some of our postgraduate degrees, you’ll need to apply directly to UniSA. A list of these degrees can be found  on our Apply webpage.

    If you’ve already made an application to start your studies with UniSA in semester one of this year, you won’t need to submit a new application. Simply log back into your current application on the SATAC website, change your preferences to include your midyear degree, and respond to any offers you were made previously to indicate you wish to be considered for your new, midyear preference(s).

  • When will I receive an offer? minus-thick plus-thick

    Offers for midyear studies are generally released by SATAC between April and July. Not all degrees will take part in early midyear offer rounds, so don’t panic if you don’t hear back about your application until June or early July. Contact Future Student Enquiries if you have questions about offer timelines or our midyear application.

Offers and enrolment

  • What should I know about offers and enrolment? minus-thick plus-thick

    If you have received an offer to study at UniSA - congratulations! We can’t wait to welcome you to the UniSA community.

    • If you received an offer to your first preference, SATAC will automatically accept your offer on your behalf – there’s nothing you need to do.
    • If you have received an offer for a program that is not your first preference, SATAC will automatically accept your offer and will still consider you for your higher preferences.

    Look out for your new student email in your inbox that will tell you everything you need to know about accessing your UniSA student portal, key dates and your next steps. In the meantime, check out the New Students website and watch the How to Enrol video to get a head start on your enrolment checklist, planning your timetable and enrolling in your courses.

Deferring & transferring

  • If I received a semester one offer and deferred my place, am I able to commence my studies midyear? minus-thick plus-thick

    If your degree offers midyear entry, you’ll certainly be able to commence in your deferred place for midyear. Not all degrees offer a midyear intake though, so if your degree does not accept midyear applications, you’ll need to commence your studies in semester one of the following year.   Contact Future Student Enquiries to see if you have the option of commencing midyear.

  • Can I defer my postgraduate studies? minus-thick plus-thick

    Places to commence in postgraduate study are not able to be deferred through UniSA, however there are other options you can look into if you aren’t able to commit to full time study. For example, many programs can be studied on a part-time basis, so you may have the opportunity to enrol into one or two courses instead of delaying your studies altogether. Contact Future Student Enquiries to discuss your options.

  • I started a degree in semester one and I don’t think it’s the right one for me. Am I able to transfer into another degree midyear? minus-thick plus-thick

    If you’ve started university studies and decided the degree isn’t quite right for you, there are options available! If you are a UniSA student, you might want to discuss your options with our Career Services Team, who can assist with finding the right career path for you. 

    Once you’ve identified the degree you are interested in, check to see if there is a midyear intake.  If your desired degree does have a midyear intake, you’ll be able to apply to transfer. It’s important to note that the application process may change depending on how much study you have been enrolled into.

    Many UniSA degrees allow a UniSA student to internally transfer through an application with Campus Central if you have completed at least one subject. You can view degrees that accept internal transfers on the Campus Central website. If you have not completed at least one subject, or do not have a competitive entry method, you may need to apply through SATAC.

    If you are currently studying with another university and would like to transfer to study with UniSA, applications will need to be submitted through SATAC.  

    To clarify your situation and to get advice on the correct application process and timelines, contact Future Student Enquiries.


I still have questions – who can I contact?

We’re here to help. Give us a call to have your questions answered.

International Student Enquiries Team
+61 8 8302 0114
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