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  • Locations: Brisbane, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory, Shared Apt. Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
Advisor: Sarah Beumer Harlow Minimum GPA: 3.0
Class Level Required for Admission: Second-semester Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
Advising Required:
Program Description:

Is this program right for you?

This program is right for students who wish to experience the Australian education system first hand by taking classes directly enrolled at an Australian university alongside local students.


The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions and is renowned internationally for its highly-awarded teaching staff, world-class facilities and superior campus environment. UQ was named among the top universities in the world in a ranking compiled by the prestigious Times Higher Education Supplement in November 2004. More than 36,000 students, including 6300 international students from 120 countries, study across our three superb southeast Queensland campuses at St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton.

Study Abroad and Exchange students can choose from more than 4000 courses across UQ’s seven faculties covering disciplines as diverse as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, mining and minerals engineering, religious studies and  zoology.

Many of these courses focus on Australian topics or offer field-trips to unique  locations in Southeast Queensland.  Credit for courses successfully  completed at UQ in most cases may be transferred to the degree at the student’s  home institution.

View and search for subjects on offer at University of Queensland.

Course Equivalency

View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.

Purple Jacaranda trees on campus

Student Life

UQ is in Southeast Queensland on Australia’s eastern coast. UQ St Lucia – the University’s largest campus – is located in Brisbane, a dynamic capital city with a population of more than 1.8 million people.

As Australia’s fastest growing city and one of its most affordable, Brisbane offers a friendly, safe and multicultural environment in close proximity to some of the world’s most beautiful natural attractions, including Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Brisbane is considered one of the major business hubs in Australia. Most major Australian and international companies have a contact office in Brisbane. Many electronics companies also take advantage of the strategic port and airports by choosing to have distribution hubs in the city.

The inner city is characterised by the Brisbane River, parklands, convention facilities, museums, art galleries, a casino, malls, shopping districts and a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés.

The golden beaches and fun parks of the Gold Coast are just an hour’s drive south. The beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches lie a short drive to the north, along with National Parks, rainforests and attractions such as Australia Zoo.

UQ campus arial

Housing & Meals

Students attending UQ St Lucia can choose from on-campus residential colleges, off-campus student housing or rental houses and units.  For more details, see the UQ accommodation website.

Off-campus student housing

More than 90 percent of UQ students live off-campus. Independent providers (not part of UQ) offer a variety of housing custom-built for students. Some follow a residential, college-style arrangement, while self-catering houses and unit complexes are also available. Applications for this style of housing should be submitted online directly to the provider.

On-campus residential colleges

More than 2350 students live on-campus in 10 residential colleges at UQ St Lucia. Colleges generally provide individual bedrooms (usually with shared bathrooms), meals, laundry facilities, and common social and recreation spaces. They may also offer academic tutorials, pastoral care and religious observance (in those founded by churches). A few provide self-catered accommodation, including Cromwell College (Campus Lodge), International House, and Women’s College.

Students are part of a close-knit community and are encouraged to experience the range of cultural, social and sporting activities that are part of college life. All colleges accept applications regardless of students’ religious affiliations or views, although some give priority to students committed to the college ethos. Most colleges charge fees annually or per semester and students are expected to stay for the full period. Fees usually cover only the 33-36 week academic teaching period. Many students prefer to return home during vacations. In some cases, it is possible to remain at college during vacations for a weekly fee. Students can usually move into the college on arrival. In most cases, it is difficult to enter a college during the year, but some mid-year vacancies are available.

Visa Information

AU students are responsible for researching what they need to do to legally study in Australia. Please visit the Australian Embassy website and read the information provided to you by UQ in order to figure out what you need to do to legally be a student in Australia.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 09/27/2016
Varies by program 02/20/2017 06/24/2017
NOTE: Official acceptance decisions can often take several weeks to be received from the overseas partner university.
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/15/2017
Varies by program 07/17/2017 06/23/2018
NOTE: The start date includes orientation. Please check with you host university or program for specific arrival date before arranging travel.
Fall 2017 02/15/2017
Varies by program 07/17/2017 11/18/2017
NOTE: The start date includes orientation. Please check with you host university or program for specific arrival date before arranging travel.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.