Arcadia: Brisbane - Queensland University of Technology

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Though Queensland University of Technology (QUT) began operating officially in 1989, its roots date all the way back to colonial Australia, with the establishment of the Brisbane School of Arts in 1849. The merger of several other predecessor inst... read more

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A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Brisbane - Queensland University of Technology
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I would not know where I would be without this experience. It challenged me and made me grow emotionally and academically. - Santa Clara University View Entire Review
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independent skills, learned about other cultures - Providence College View Entire Review
Yes!! - University of Hartford View Entire Review
If I could go back to Australia I would in a heartbeat. Going abroad definitely makes you more aware of other cultures and makes you picture the world differently. It was a great humbling experience for me and Im so thankful I was able to meet all the people I meet, all the experiences I had, and all the memories I will hold f... - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned that you can meet amazing people anywhere you go. - Providence College View Entire Review
Absolutely, once I got over the stress of work, I was able to go places I'll never be able to go again. I'm very glad I chose to study here. - Providence College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was defiantly worthwhile and I would not change anything about it. I gained a better understanding of myself and what I want out of life. I had an amazing time being in a different country learning about its people and culture while being able to see a part of the world i may have never been able to se... - Providence College View Entire Review


Though Queensland University of Technology (QUT) began operating officially in 1989, its roots date all the way back to colonial Australia, with the establishment of the Brisbane School of Arts in 1849. The merger of several other predecessor institutions over time led to the foundation of the modern institution, which serves more than 52,000 students. Known as “the university for the real world,” QUT is ranked in the top 12 universities of Australia and within the top 1% universities worldwide.

QUT’s creative, collaborative approach is apparent both on campus and in the community. The University is  home to an internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre (featuring The Cube, one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces), and boasts a Creative Industries Faculty, which fosters collaborative learning  and interdisciplinary research environments. In the community, QUT maintains strong links with industry,  representatives from which contribute to course development. QUT is known for its project-based learning approach, where real world outcomes for students are emphasized.

QUT operates on two campuses in central Brisbane and students should expect courses with an  applied focus. Strengths include engineering, communications, fashion, performing arts, education, health, information technology, law, science, visual arts, film studies and QUT”s triple-accredited business school.  You’ll enjoy excellent, state-of-the-art facilities at both Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point.

Kelvin Grove is located approximately three kilometers from Brisbane’s city center, and is home to the QUT international college and to students in creative industries, education, and health. Kelvin Grove Village offers shops, restaurants, fitness facilities and green spaces along with art and performance spaces at QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct. 

The Gardens Point Campus is located in the center of Brisbane, alongside Parliament House and the City Botanic Gardens. Students at this campus study business, design, engineering, health, information technology, justice, law, mathematics, science, and urban development.

Special Opportunity: QUT offers a unique co-curricular leadership, development and innovation program and a non-credit bearing industry placement opportunity for which you can apply as a study abroad student.


Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • Great Barrier Reef

  • The Grampians- Breathtaking scenery

  • Broken Bay- Rappel, hike, swim & campfire cookouts

  • North Stradbroke Island-Kayak & snorkel

  • and more...

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Business Administration and Management
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Arcadia Scholarships

Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award


Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.