Jump Start Academic Preparation Program (JSAPP)

The Jump Start Academic Preparation Program (JSAPP) is organised by Student Services for:

  • New international students - undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Equity scholarship students
  • First in family
  • Mature age students
  • Regional students

It is strongly recommended that you attend the JSAPP, particularly if you have not undertaken tertiary study in Australia previously.


The Program

The JSAPP is a flexible program offering modules on many topics of interest to new students, including academic writing and study skills. The program includes social activities that will ensure you begin your studies with a good knowledge of your campus and some new friends.

The JSAPP creates a friendly and supportive environment to help students make the transition to a new educational institution and a new cultural setting. It offers you an ideal beginning to your studies at the University of Queensland, an opportunity to meet with other students and the chance to establish contact with staff who can help you during your degree.

The JSAPP is FREE.


The JSAPP Postgraduate Program

The JSAPP(PG) has been specifically designed for postgraduate domestic students who are returning to study after a break since their last studies and all new International postgraduate students. (This program is less likely to be beneficial to students who are continuing straight on from their undergraduate degree at UQ, although you are most welcome to participate).

The JSAPP(PG) for all new postgraduate students will be held on the St. Lucia campus.


JSAPP Registration for Semester 1 2014

Undergraduate students

St Lucia: Tues, 18 Feb - Fri, 21 Feb 2014, 9am-4pm CLOSED

Ipswich: Wed, 26 Feb - Thurs, 27 Feb 2014 (Orientation Week), 9am-3pm

Gatton: Mon, 24 Feb - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 (Orientation Week) CLOSED

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Postgraduate students

St Lucia: Sat, 22 Feb 2014

Registration is closed.

For additional information or questions about JSAPP, please email new2uq@uq.edu.au.

Note for International students: We do not accept partial attendance during the 4-day program. It is necessary that you arrive early (we recommend 10 days) before the program starts to find accommodation and settle in.

Note for Gatton Students: Accommodation on the Gatton campus is available for the Monday night and costs $65 which includes lunch and dinner on the Monday and breakfast and lunch on the Tuesday. Bookings are only valid once payment is made. Please download and complete this form.