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Study for one or two semesters as part of your home institution's degree at The University of Queensland (UQ) and choose from more than 4000 high-quality courses, with many offering theoretical or practical components unique to UQ. Many courses fo... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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I saw some incredibly beautiful things, and gained the independence of living in a city, navigating public transportation and the bureacracy of a large institution, and was able to step back from the intensity of academic life at Middlebury. - The University of Queensland View Entire Review
I think I gained a greater sense of independence and self confidence in myself and what I am capable of. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
During my time abroad I made friends from all over the world and was able to experience a different culture than what I've always been accustomed to. Learning in an amazing and beautiful environment was entirely worth it, and I recommend anyone who is able to go to branch out and explore what Australia has to offer. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned what is is like to live in another English speaking country half-way across the globe. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
make sure you take the right classes! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The University of Queensland: Brisbane - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned many things academically (the main reason I chose this program) and I also gained a sort of self confidence. I had never travelled this far away from home for such a long time before, and this experience has really pushed me to put myself out there and trust that I know what I am doing. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about different cultures, how to live on my own, how to adjust to a new city, what it's like to travel by yourself. Definitely worthwhile. - Cornell University View Entire Review
It was certainly worthwhile. I learned that I really have priorities and wish to see the world. I tried to make every moment count. - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
It was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat. I hope to go back to Australia one day to study again I loved it THAT much! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It changed my career path and has made me much more confident in myself to adapt. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
Yes. - DePauw University View Entire Review
Definitely. 100%. Studying abroad allows someone to experience another country's culture in a pretty relaxed setting. My cultural awareness has increased greatly, and I now have future plans to travel to other parts of the world. - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
How to love myself and be independent. I learned about imbedded racism at home and abroad. It was worth it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I met so many people from many different countries whom I learned from many incredible things about their cultures. I loved how easily I was able to make new friends and the excitement of everything being new. I loved it and would certainly go back. Australia is amazing, such a beautiful country! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Yes! Made friends from all over the world and would even considering going to graduate school back in Australia. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and I learned a lot about the rest of the world. I didn't realize there would be so many international students form all over the world. I barely spent any time with Americans. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Living abroad taught me how to be more self-sufficient as I didn't have the opportunity to talk to my friends and family back home that much. It was awesome getting to learn about a new culture and meet people from all over the world. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The University of Queensland: Brisbane - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
It was totally worth it. I learned a lot about Australian culture as well as other cultures around the world. It was a great time! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I need to say that whoever does this program, MUST plan a trip to New Zealand. It was awesome. I will upload some pictures in this review. My week throughout the entire south island of New Zealand completely eclipses the rest of my experience abroad. It's also expensive (paid for a planned tour that included transportation a... - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
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I definitely gained more independence and confidence by having to interact with people from all different backgrounds and nationalities. This experience has driven my desire to want to continue traveling and appreciate the unique aspects of other countries. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
Even though Australians speak English and are very similar in culture to the US, I have learned so much more about what makes Australia and Australians unique and amazing. Specifically for geology, studying there has helped me decide about what I might want to do after I graduate and living in Australia and working there is now ... - University of Southern California View Entire Review
The number one thing I learned from my experience is to appreciate what I already have. I noticed the little things I took for granted back home. I gave my experience a five star rating because I got to step outside of my normal routine in life and see what it is like to basically get a completely new start. I meet tons of a... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I benefitted much from being on my own, having to handle situations I have never been in before, and getting to know students who live a very different life. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I expanded my cultural horizons, gained new friends, saw and experienced amazing places, and overall fulfilled one of my childhood dreams. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review

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Study for one or two semesters as part of your home institution's degree at The University of Queensland (UQ) and choose from more than 4000 high-quality courses, with many offering theoretical or practical components unique to UQ. Many courses focus on Australian topics or offer field trips to unique locations in south-east Queensland, while others promote group project work or research opportunities.

Ranked in the top 50* universities in the world, UQ is one of Australia’s most highly ranked and awarded learning and research institutions. More than 53,600 students study across UQ’s three beautiful campuses in South East Queensland at St Lucia, Herston and Gatton. They include approximately 18,000 international students who contribute to a diverse, supportive and inclusive campus community.  

UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight (Go8), a leading group of Australian universities that conducts a significant portion of all university research in Australia. UQ is one of only three Australian members of Universitas 21 (U21), a global alliance allowing UQ to offer students unique opportunities to participate in student exchanges and events throughout the world.

WHERE IS UQ?

UQ has campuses in and around Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne, with a multicultural population of 2.4 million.

Built on and around the hills overlooking the Brisbane River, the city is characterised by a subtropical climate, a safe and relaxed outdoor lifestyle, unique “Queenslander” architecture, bustling restaurants and cafés, and thriving arts, sports and entertainment scenes. Brisbane has all the advantages of a large modern city — cafés, restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, sporting events, and shopping districts — yet retains the friendliness and charm of a small regional town.

Queensland’s landscape comprises lush northern rainforests, red deserts in the west, and golden surf beaches in the south-east. It is also home to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef on the planet and one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

Read our student blogs to find out what our students say about their experience at UQ.

*47 QS World University Rankings | 42 U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings | 54 Academic Ranking of World Universities | 66 Times Higher Education Rankings.

CRICOS Provider Number: 00025B

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture
  • International Agriculture
  • Pacific Area Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology Management
  • Geological Engineering
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness
  • Parks and Recreation Studies
  • Parks and Recreation Facilities Management
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Dietetics, Clinical Nutrition
  • Hospitality Administration
Year Founded:
1910
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