The University of Queensland

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The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world's top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings. UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) than any other university in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

The Student Employability Centre provides students with opportunities, choices and support that will enable them to achieve their individual aspirations, to become leaders in their chosen fields and to positively impact on the society in which they live. In addition to flexible program choices, students can enjoy a wide range of activities during their studies, including global experiences, participating in conferences and research opportunities, accessing more than 200 clubs and societies, and making use of a wide range of sporting and cultural facilities.

The UQ Graduate School offers significant support to higher degree by research (HDR) students through a broad range of scholarships and research travel awards, dedicated office spaces, skills training, and professional development opportunities. We introduced the Career Development Framework — another first nationally — designed to accelerate HDR students' career development and enhance their employability. Evidence indicates that the University's research excels in both quality and impact.

Areas of Expertise

UQ offers a comprehensive range of courses and programs with 4,000 courses and 400 programs available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The following major study areas are available and more:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Agriculture & Horticulture
  • Architecture
  • Arts (Humanities)
  • Audiology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Management
  • Communication
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science/Management
  • Equine
  • Event Management
  • Food Science
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Human Movement
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Marine Science
  • Medicine
  • Multimedia Design
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Science
And more!

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Female only:518 bedsLowest: $7,110Highest: $10,038
Male only:409 bedsLowest: $10,050Highest: $14,664
Co-ed:1,372 bedsLowest: $8,908Highest: $13,813

There are 10 residential colleges based on the scenic 144-hectare grounds of the St Lucia campus. The colleges represent the only type of on-campus accommodation available at St Lucia, however they are not owned or managed by the University. Each college is an independent organization. The colleges are within easy walking distance of all teaching and research facilities. For more information, visit the accommodation services Web site.

Off Campus Housing

There are a number of organizations (not part of the University) who specialize in student housing. Some offer residential college style housing, others consist of apartment complexes purpose built for students. A variety of houses, units (apartments, flats), townhouses, and granny flats are usually available in the suburbs surrounding campus. Students may elect to live alone or share with others. For more information, visit the accommodation services website.

Incoming Students

When you first arrive in Brisbane, a range of services and programs are provided to help you settle quickly into life as a UQ student and to ensure you get the most out of your time in Australia. For more information, please visit our international website.

Career Planning

UQ offers its students many career planning services.


UQ sport offers a broad range of adventure, recreation, and sporting programs with an array of social sports competitions and events. Students can learn new sports, improve their skills, or simply have fun joining in. For more information on sports at UQ, please visit the UQ sport website.


Activities include theatre, dances, concerts, movies, debates, barbecues, car rallies, and regular market days. Students can join any of the more than 135 union-affiliated clubs and societies, or can even start their own clubs. These clubs and societies have been formed by people with a wide range of interests, hobbies and backgrounds, and contribute to the colour and diversity of UQ campus life. The UQ union advises and assists students in joining clubs, and in starting new clubs. For more information, see the UQ clubs and societies website.


Your mind and senses will be stimulated by the varied cultural pursuits available on campus at UQ, including music and museums. For more information, see the UQ events webpage and check out the many things to do at UQ.

Special Services

UQ understands the challenges facing international students far from home, family, and friends. A range of services provides you with support during your settling-in period and throughout your stay. The University maintains high levels of personal safety for all students on campus and runs a UniSafe program promoting personal safety awareness. All UQ students are members of the UQ Union, a student-run organization, which provides representation on University, and educational bodies and extensive social welfare, recreational, and commercial services. UQ also provides an integrated, professional service in the areas of international student advice, careers and employment, personal counselling, financial assistance, disability support, and learning support.

International Involvement

UQ is one of Australia's top 3 universities and is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive institutions. Internationally, UQ is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the Asia-Pacific region. UQ is also a member of Universitas 21, an international network of leading universities. A variety of study options are available for international and domestic students at UQ, including, study abroad, student exchange, short term study and internship programs, in addition to the usual undergraduate and postgraduate programs. For more information, see see UQ's international student webpage.

Campus Tour

Throughout January and February, free tours of UQ's St Lucia and Ipswich campuses are available. The tours provide an insight into the University's facilities, including state of the art library and teaching facilities, extensive sporting grounds, museums, retail outlets, and other services. Bookings are not required. You can also take a virtual campus tour on the UQ website.

Modified on January 12, 2024

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