The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions, internationally renowned for its highly-awarded teaching staff, acclaimed researchers and superior campus facilities and services.
UQ boasts a longstanding reputation for quality, which is reinforced by affiliations with prestigious national and international groups, including the Australian Group of Eight (Go8) and Universitas 21. In 2009, UQ was ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world by the prestigious Times Higher Education Supplement.
UQ has more than 4,000 high-quality courses with many offering theoretical or practical components that are unique to UQ. Many courses focus on Australian topics or offer field trips to unique locations in South-east Queensland, while other courses promote group project work or research opportunities.
A sample of courses popular with Study Abroad students are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Perspectives
- Contemporary Australia
- Introduction to Communication and Cultural Studies
- Australia’s Terrestrial Environment
- International Journalism & Mass Communication
- Australia’s Marine Environment
- Rainforest Ecology Field Studies
- Blues, Beatles and Beyond
- Introduction to Peace and Conflict Analysis
- Terrorism & Insurgency in World Politics
University of Queensland is located in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and Australia’s third largest city. A major business hub, Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing capital and offers a safe, friendly, multicultural environment for international students. The inner city is characterized by the Brisbane River, parklands, convention facilities, museums, art galleries, a casino, malls, shopping districts and a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés.
Just an hour away are the golden beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, along with imposing national park rainforests. Brisbane is also the gateway to some of the world’s most beautiful natural attractions, including Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, and the Daintree Rainforest.
Studying abroad at University of Queensland in Australia is available as a semester abroad program in the Fall or Spring semesters or for a full academic year abroad.