Choose a university course to study
This page has information about choosing a university course, entry requirements including an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) and how to apply.
You can choose to go to Charles Darwin University, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education or a university interstate or overseas.
Gaining the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) is the main method used by Northern Territory students to gain admission into university.
Go to the MyFuture website for information on entry requirements.
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) provides a measure of a student's overall academic achievement in relation to that of other students and helps universities rank applicants for selection.
The ATAR for Northern Territory students is calculated by the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre.
A full explanation of both NTCET university aggregate scores and ATAR scores is provided to students in their results folder.
Go to the South Australia Tertiary Admissions Centre website for more information on ATAR.
Apply to university
You should consider any of the following when applying:
- the key dates for applications
- the entry requirements for the course you are interested in
- the fees and if you are eligible for financial support.
Last updated: 22 September 2020
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