Detailed information on the University's financial matters is contained in the University's Annual Reports.

Australian Business Number

The University of Queensland's Australian Business Number (ABN) is 63 942 912 684.

Key statistics

In 2016, UQ:

  • generated $1,751,110,000 total operating revenue
  • employed 6703 staff
  • educated 51,070 Australian and international students
  • awarded 7680 undergraduate degrees
  • awarded 4370 postgraduate degrees.


University income includes Government grants and assistance, student contributions through the Higher Education Contribution Scheme and Higher Education Loan Program (HECS-HELP) and FEE-HELP, investment revenue, research grants and contracts, bequests, donations and miscellaneous revenue.


Most of UQ’s expense supports teaching and research, with the remainder used to improve and maintain libraries, student services, public services, academic support services, property, facilities and administration. In 2016, the University continued to invest significantly in major infrastructure, such as the refurbishment of the TC Beirne Law School at a cost of $33.9 million and the new synthetic sports precinct at St Lucia for $24.35 million.


UQ conducts fundraising activities directly through the Advancement Office. In 2016, UQ recieved $51.55 million through the generosity of alumni, community and industry partners. Funds are used for scholarships, research, equipment, library resources and UQ Link, the University's special entry program for students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship.

In 2016, more than 300 UQ Link scholarships – valued at $3000 per annum for up to three years – were awarded to school leavers and gap-year students.