The WRIT1999 course is offered as part of the Enhanced Studies Program (ESP), and is funded through the Australian Government Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP). The goal of the course is to assist students from specific backgrounds in Year 11 to improve their Year 12 performance and gain access to university. For this reason, WRIT1999 is restricted to students attending eligible schools (or Young Achievers Program School), or who identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. The course will be held over a five-day intensive block (9am-3pm) from 9 to 13 January 2023 at UQ’s St Lucia campus

The course is offered free of charge (ie. no tuition fees).

WRIT1999 is open to applicants who attend an eligible school (or Young Achievers Program School) or identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, and:

  • Are in Year 11 in 2022; and
  • Have a strong interest in improving their critical thinking and writing skills; and
  • Are able to commit to all five days of the intensive course; and
  • Can demonstrate high academic achievement (generally a minimum projected 'B' average in the best four subjects) and have a projected minimum grade of 'C' in English in Semester 1 of Year 11.

Benefits for students:

  • Enhanced prospects for success in their Year 12 studies.
  • Improved skills in gathering and assessing evidence, constructing arguments or interpretations and presenting findings in an effective way.
  • Students who successfully complete WRIT1999 will receive one bonus rank to improve their competitiveness for entry to their preferred university program.

How to apply

Step 1:  Read the rules and guidelines

Download and read the UQ ESP Rules and Guidelines - WRIT1999 (PDF, 204 KB).

Step 2:  Permission and declaration form

Download the Permission and declaration form (PDF, 198 KB), and read and complete the relevant fields.  Obtain parental/guardian consent.  Incomplete fields will result in processing delays and may result in your application not being considered.

Step 3:  Complete the online application 

  1. Access the online application via the link at the bottom of this page (it will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete the online application).  
  2. You will be prompted to register an account.  When registering an account please use your your official full name as it appears on your school record. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from Survey Monkey (our application system provider). You will need to confirm your email address by clicking on the email link to verify your account.  
  3. Under 'Programs', select 'Effective Thinking and Writing (WRIT1999)'.
  4. For 'Effective Thinking and Writing (WRIT1999)' click 'Apply'.
  5. There are 3 tasks for you to comlete. Once all the tasks are completed you can submit your application.
  6. Under 'Your tasks', select 'Complete the ESP WRIT1999 application form' task. Once the this task is conpleted, click on 'Mark as Complete'.
  7. Move on to your next task - upload your Year 11 Semester One report card. Once uploaded, click on 'Mark as Complete'.
  8. Your next task - upload your passport and visa documents (international students only). Once uploaded, click on 'Mark as Complete'. 
  9. Your last task - upload your signed Permission and declaration form (PDF, 193.4 KB). Once uploaded, click on "Mark as Complete'.
  10. You can then review your application before clicking 'Submit'. It is important that you submit your application once all the tasks are completed.
  11. You will receive a confirmation email for your personal records.  
  12. Remember to 'Sign Out' of your account (top right-hand corner) once you have submitted your application. 
  13. Important: check the email address you used for your application, including your junk mail folder, for updates on the status of your application.

Applicants can save incomplete applications for completion at a later time (prior to the closing date). Applications which are not submitted by the closing date will not be considered.

Applications open 11 September 2022 and close 11:59pm AEST 20 November 2022 (Sunday).

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Eligible schools:

  • Albany Creek State High School
  • Alexandra Hills State High School
  • Aspley State High School
  • Beaudesert State High School
  • Beenleigh State High School
  • Beerwah State High School
  • Bellbird Park State Secondary College
  • Boonah State High School
  • Bracken Ridge State High School
  • Bray Park State High School
  • Bremer State High School
  • Brisbane Bayside State College
  • Browns Plains State High School
  • Bundamba State Secondary College
  • Caboolture State High School
  • Calamvale Community College
  • Centenary State High School
  • Clintarf Beach State High School
  • Corinda State High School
  • Craigslea State High School
  • Dakabin State High School
  • Deception Bay State High School
  • Everton Park State High School
  • Faith Lutheran College - Plainland
  • Flagstone State Community College
  • Forest Lake State High School
  • Glenala State High School
  • Holland Park State High School
  • Hymba Yumba Community Hub
  • Ipswich State High School
  • Kingston State College
  • Laidley State High School
  • Lockyer District State High School
  • Loganlea State High School
  • Lowood State High School
  • Mabel Park State High School
  • Marsden State High School
  • Mitchelton State High School
  • Morayfield State High School
  • Mt Gravatt State High School
  • Ormeau Woods State High School
  • Park Ridge State High School
  • Pine Rivers State High School
  • Redbank Plains State High School
  • Redcliffe State High School
  • Rochedale State High School
  • Rosewood State High School
  • Runcorn State High School
  • Sandgate District State High School
  • Shailer Park State High School
  • Springfield Central State High School
  • Springwood State High School
  • St Peter Claver College
  • Stretton State College
  • Sunnybank State High School
  • Toogoolawah State High School
  • Tullawong State High School
  • Upper Comera State College
  • Victoria Point State High School
  • Wavell State High School
  • Wellington Point State High School
  • Windaroo Valley State High School
  • Woodcrest State College
  • Woodridge State High School
  • Wynnum State High School
  • Yeronga State High School