Find support for overcoming the unique challenges of studying in a foreign country.

We can help you settle into Australia so that you can enjoy the best possible study experience.

Workshops for international students

Our workshops for international students are designed to assist you with a smooth transition to studying at UQ and living in Australia.

As an international student, your first step upon arriving at UQ is to attend a Getting Started session within three days of arrival

All new international students MUST attend one Getting Started Session.

Other current workshops for international students are:

  • Getting Started

    This session will help you make a smooth transition to campus life and includes essential information you need to get settled in and off to a good start. Learn some fun facts about UQ, explore your campus, and find practical information about enrolling, getting ID cards, and getting connected to other UQ students.

    * Attendance is compulsary for all new international students *

    View the currently scheduled sessions 

  • Australian Culture

    Find out more about Australia from our historical roots to our modern urban lifestyle. Learn to decode slang, the art of eating vegemite and the life of a typical Australian student. This session will help you understand more about Australia so you feel at home in your new surroundings. You'll be fitting in like an Aussie local in no time!

    View the currently scheduled sessions 

  • Health & Safety

    This workshop has tips on how to stay safe while living in Australia - on and off campus - and key information regarding the Australian healthcare system and your Overseas Student Health Cover.  

    This workshop is compulsory for all new international students, and includes an overview of:

    • Personal safety in Australia
    • Security at UQ
    • How to access medical assistance


    * Attendance is compulsary for all new international students *

    View the currently scheduled sessions 


  • Working on a Student Visa

    Planning to work part-time during your study program?

    Find out about:

    • Work limitations of your student visa
    • How to obtain a Tax File Number (TFN)
    • Where to look for student-friendly jobs
    • Income tax on your earnings/savings
    • Where to get help with your Income Tax refund

    View the currently scheduled sessions 

Ongoing assistance 

Our International Student Advisors can provide you assistance with:

  • Family related issues including bringing family to Brisbane
  • Transition to living away from your home country
  • Homesickness
  • Child care benefit
  • OSHC and health related matters
  • English language support

Contact us

Contact us with any questions or to make an appointment with an International Student Advisor.

Phone: +61 (7) 3365 1704 (Reception)

In-person:  Building 21D, St Lucia