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No. Even if your university has no relationship with UQ, you can apply to come to UQ as a Study Abroad student.  Read more about your eligibility.

If you are an exchange student, you will continue to pay your usual tuition fees to your home institution. You will not pay any tuition to UQ.

Study Abroad students who pay tuition directly to UQ will pay a flat fee of AUD$11,700 per semester in 2017.  In 2018, the fee will be AUD$12,168 per semester.

Study Abroad and Exchange students are also required to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

You will also need to consider your general living expenses while you are here.

You can chooses your courses at UQ by following four easy steps.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application online. However, you can also download, print and sign the paper appplication form. You fill find an link to the application form on the How to apply page.

No. You will have plenty of opportunity to change your courses.

You will enroll yourself in your courses after you accept your place at UQ, and you will have until the end of the second week of classes to add and drop courses.

If you are still uncertain about your courses when you arrive, you can attend an Academic Advising Session during Orientation week where there will be representatives of the different Faculties and Schools who can answer your questions and approve new courses for you if necessary.

However, it is your responsibility to make sure that any changes you make to your course choices are approved by your home university so that you will receive credit for your courses when you return home.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is available from any government-approved OSHC provider and it will provide you with basic cover for medical and hospital care costs while in Australia. 

The University of Queensland’s preferred OSHC provider is Allianz Global Assistance and the University can accept payment on their behalf. Read more about your OSHC.

Once you have accepted your place at UQ (if you have purchased your OSHC through us), you should be able to log into the Allianz Global Assistance website to see your policy and print out a temporary certificate if necessary. Your policy number is the same as your UQ student ID number.

After you have arrived in Brisbane you will need to log into the Allianz Global Assistance website to order your OSHC card.

If you are planning to find accommodation after arriving in Brisbane, you should plan to arrive at least two to three weeks before Orientation to ensure that you have enough time to find a place to live and get settled in.

If your housing will be arranged before you arrive, you can plan to arrive just before Orientation. It’s still a good idea to give yourself at least a couple of days to get settled in and get over your jet lag before Orientation starts.

Classes start the week following Orientation Week.

Semester 1 classes start in late February, and Semester 2 classes start in late July.

You can find the exact dates in the Academic Calendar.

If you want to arrange your accommodation ahead of time, have your meals catered for you and lots of support and activities at your fingertips, you should consider living in a Residential College

However, spaces at the Colleges are very limited and in high demand. You will need to apply early and are not guaranteed a place.

If you want to be a bit more independent (or are unsuccessful at securing a place in a College) but still want to have your accommodation arranged before you arrive, you should consider living in off-campus student housing. This is self-catered, furnished accommodation designed for students and can be booked online from overseas.

The third option is to book temporary accommodation from the list here and wait until you arrive in Brisbane to secure permanent accommodation. The UQ Rentals website can help you with your search.

If you choose this option, you should plan to arrive in Brisbane at least two to three weeks before the start of Orientation, as it can take some time to find a suitable place and get settled in.

This option offers the widest variety of choices and prices. You can find more information on the Accommodation Services website.

You can fly into Brisbane on most major international or Australian domestic airlines. For more information, go to Arriving in Brisbane.

To get from the airport to your accommodation you can book Airport Reception Service through Student Services.

Open the links below for informaiton on getting to your UQ campus. 

Download the free UQnav app for iPhones and Android phones or use the interactive maps on the UQ website to find your way around the UQ campuses. 

To help you navigate the complexities of life at UQ and balance your activities, events and classes, you can also download a free app from the UQ Union called UQU Companion.

We will automatically send a copy of your transcript to your home institution (or agent or study abroad provider if you came through one) after grades are released at the end of the semester.

Transcripts for Semester 1 usually go out in late July and for Semester 2 in late December or early January. If you ever need any additional copies of your transcript, you can order them online

For more information about your transcript visit the Returning Home section.