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The University of Queensland, Australia

The University of Queensland, Australia

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Ranked in the top 50* universities in the world, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's finest higher education institutions with:

   - more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university
   - exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas in undergraduate,
    postgraduate, and higher degree levels
   - opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable
    connections with prospective employers through internships and work
   - the chance to study part of their degree overseas at one of the University’s many
    highly ranked partner institutions

With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of over 50,000 students, including over 12,600 international students from 140 different countries across the globe.

The University’s outstanding 215,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service, and the arts.

UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, a leading group of Australian universities that conducts a significant portion of all university research in Australia, as well as one of only three Australian universities to be a member of the global Universitas 21, an alliance allowing UQ to offer students unique opportunities to participate in student exchanges and events throughout the world. Through this alliance, UQ students have participated in events such as the Summer School program in Mexico, Undergraduate Research Conference in Japan, and the Social Entrepreneurship program in Guatemala.

The University has nine world-class research institutes, and researchers whose innovations are having a global impact, including the creation of a cervical cancer vaccine, protection of the world’s food supply, and the installation of the largest photovoltaic solar panel in the southern hemisphere. As a UQ student you have the opportunity to be taught by and work alongside these researchers.

According to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2016, UQ ranks number one in Australia in Mineral Resources and Mining Engineering (10th globally) and Environmental Science (12th globally). The University also ranks 17th globally in Agriculture and Forestry and 18th in Education. UQ’s other QS global top-30 subjects are: Psychology (21), Development Studies (23), Chemical Engineering (25), Communications and Media Studies (25), Accounting and Finance (26), Veterinary Science (29), and Nursing (30).

In addition to flexibility in program choice, UQ students also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are exchange opportunities to more than 185 partner institutions in 40 countries and access to more than 200 clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities.

The UQ Advantage Award program offers UQ students the opportunity to realise their aspirations and enhance their research, leadership, and cultural communication skills to ensure they are competitive in the employment market. It combines participation in a range of co-curricular activities across three core categories–Global and Cultural Engagement, Research and Entrepreneurship, and Social Responsibility and Leadership–and will give you access to a unique symposium series.


Where is UQ?
UQ has three 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, and it has a multicultural population of around two million.

It has all the advantages of a large modern city, yet it retains the friendliness and charm of a small regional town. In the 2013 edition of the Lonely Planet Australia travel guidebook, Brisbane was named “Australia’s coolest city.”

An hour’s drive south of the city, you will find the golden beaches and theme parks of the Gold Coast. North of Brisbane you will find the Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, rain forests, and attractions like Australia Zoo. Just off the coast, you will find the pristine Stradbroke and Moreton Islands, both popular day-trip and holiday destinations for locals and visitors alike.

Brisbane has hosted many large-scale cultural and sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup, and the 2014 G20 leaders’ summit.


Want to study at The University of Queensland, Australia for one or two semesters?
The University of Queensland’s Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange programs provide you with the exciting opportunity of gaining international perspective on your education at a leading Australian university with a top reputation for teaching and research.

As a student already enrolled at an accredited university outside Australia, the Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange programs allow you to explore your interests and talents through studying at UQ for one or two semesters. If admitted to these programs, you are not awarded a degree from UQ–instead, you may be able to transfer credit for any studies you successfully complete at UQ to your degree at your home institution. You can choose from more than 400 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.

Studying at UQ as a Study Abroad or Incoming Exchange student is not only intellectually rewarding, it is also about personal development, meeting new people, and experiencing the Australian culture first-hand. The University provides you with a range of opportunities to participate in cultural, educational, and recreational activities. You can also mix study with travel and take advantage of Brisbane’s location as a gateway to many tourist destinations that make Australia and Queensland famous.


*UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the QS World University Rankings and the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 52 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 60 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 77 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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