Global Reputation

Global Reputation

Ranked in the world's top 50, The University of Queensland is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions.

When you choose UQ you are choosing a truly world-class university.

Our teachers share a passion for excellence in education, our programs are comprehensive and high-quality and our research is answering some of the toughest questions facing humanity.

There’s also the benefit of being connected to industry leaders through our global, national and local partnerships.

See evidence of our global reputation.

Wide range of courses

Wide range of courses

UQ has one of the most comprehensive ranges of study courses in Queensland, with 4000 courses offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

UQ offers courses to suit many interests.

As a Study Abroad and Exchange Student, you can choose from more than 4,000 courses across UQ's six faculties covering disciplines as diverse as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, mining and mineral engineering, religious studies, and zoology.

Many of these courses focus on Australian topics or offer field trips to unique locations in South-East Queensland. 

Credit for courses successfully completed at UQ in most cases may be transferred to your degree at your home institution. 

Find out what you can study at UQ.

Vibrant campuses

Vibrant campuses

The University of Queensland’s St Lucia, Herston and Gatton campuses are a great place to study, make new friends, take part in sporting and cultural activities or just relax in a diverse and welcoming environment.

More than 12,600 international students from over 140 countries study across three superb campuses equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

With a student population of over 50,000 students, one in every four students is an international student.

Idyllic location

Idyllic location

UQ's location in Queensland's capital city, Brisbane, is ideal for study and recreation.

With 300 days of sunshine every year, it is no wonder that Brisbane is widely considered one of Australia’s most liveable cities offering a safe, friendly and multicultural environment.

Excellent student services and support

Excellent student services and support

UQ provides free and accessible academic and personal support services to help you settle in and enjoy your stay.

As an international student far from home, family and friends, we realise that sometimes you may need a little help.

We provide comprehensive support services and orientation programs to help you easily settle into Australia so that you can enjoy the best possible study experience.

We can meet you at the airport and help you arrange somewhere to live.

We assist you with English language skills and study techniques, as well as offering computer assistance, career advice and health services.

Programs such as Mates@UQ allow you to meet other students from Australia and around the world, while enjoying live music, barbecues, dinners, and improving your English conversational skills.

Excellent teachers

Excellent teachers

UQ’s academics have won more national awards for teaching than any other Australian university.

UQ has won more Australian Learning and Teaching Council awards for its quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning than any other university in the country — winning 114 awards and citations since the national awards system began in 1997.

UQ also has a 100 per cent success rate in the Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, which recognise:

  • UQ's teaching excellence in higher education
  • UQ's student-centred approach to learning that is enhanced by flexible options
  • UQ's strong online program, and innovative teaching modes
  • UQ's more than 2800 highly qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research, many of whom are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields.
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