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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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Yes, I became more openminded about other cultures and enjoyed travelling. - San Jose State University View Entire Review
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Best semester of my college experience, met great people, tried things I would never have been able to do at home - Tufts University View Entire Review
The experience was worth while, even though It was hard moving to a country that I did not know anyone. I was able to backpack the east coast, made new friends and saw incredible places I would have never gone to. It was really eye opening, especially living on a student's budget. I would recommend going to Australia to a lot of... - Arizona State University View Entire Review
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IT was truly amazing! Going abroad was one of the best experiences of my life, and i would do it again in a heartbeat. Brisbane was beautiful and so different from new york. I took classes that counted for my major (neuroscience), so i did not fall behind with graduating. - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review


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 54,000 students study across UQ’s three beautiful campuses in South East Queensland at St Lucia, Herston and Gatton. They include approximately 20,300 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.


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 stories to find out what our students say about their experience at UQ.

UQ consistently ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (NTU Ranking) (39), U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (36), QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (51), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (=54).  

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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
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