Top university in a picturesque setting

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s oldest universities and is ranked in the top 50 globally. Located about five miles outside the center of Brisbane, UQ's picturesque sandstone courtyard leads into a campus with its own parkland, lakes and sporting grounds - a great setting for the many student clubs and societies.

Ranked the top institute in Australia in the Nature Index 2018, UQ is a world leader in STEM fields such as mineral and mining engineering, bio-technology, marine science, biology and mathematics and it has a top notch AACSB accredited business school. UQ also offers a wide range of courses related to Australia in English, history, political science and sociology faculties and the school ranks at number three globally in sports-related subjects. You'll find advanced research laboratories, inspiring academics, and a campus culture that is conducive to academic debate and discovery.

UQ prides itself in its exceptional teaching standards. Courses are challenging and many involve hands-on work especially in the science field. UQ owns its own teaching facilities at North Stradbroke Island and Heron Island ensuring that students can get fully immersed in the Australian environment while learning.

Everyone thinks their location was the best, but mine was actually. Great location, better looking university than any of my other friends who came to visit or who I visited on their exchange experience. ”

Ben Rosen

Brandeis University

  • Member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of leading Australian tertiary institutions intensive in research and comprehensive in both general and professional education.

  • Special course options are available for pre-med students.

  • Some of our popular courses with Study Abroad students include The Science of Everyday Thinking; the opportunity to experience the amazing diversity of Australia's marine life and learn about its distinctive terrestrial environment;¬†an introduction to Forensic Science and the History of the Supernatural.

  • Learn more about Arcadia in Australia.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2023 2/4/2023 6/18/2023 12-16 $21,720 11/1/2022 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2023 2/4/2023 11/19/2023 24-32 $39,060 11/1/2022 More Info
Fall 2023 7/8/2023 11/19/2023 12-16 $22,025 3/15/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 7/8/2023 6/16/2024 24-32 $40,675 3/15/2023 More Info

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