Snapshot of the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2018


  • UQ is a one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions
  • UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21
  • UQ is consistently ranked well inside the top 100 of more than 10,000 universities worldwide – International Rankings
  • UQ is located in and around Brisbane, and the university has teaching and research sites throughout Queensland, and its major campuses are at St Lucia, Gatton and Herston – Campuses & Locations
  • There are six faculties at UQ, which are responsible for academic programs and decisions regarding a student’s pursuit of their academic program – Faculties
  • At UQ students can choose from an extensive range of undergraduate programs, many of which can be “customised” by major – and minor – fields of study. Programs are organised through schools and faculties, but sometimes a student can “mix and match” between them with electives and dual degrees – Undergraduate Courses & Programs
  • UQ has a diverse student exchange program, and students can study overseas for up to one year while gaining credit towards their UQ degree. UQ has 200 exchange partners in 40 countries – UQ Abroad
  • Students keen on learning another language can enrol in one of over 80 different courses through UQ’s Institute of Modern Languages – Institute of Modern Languages
  • There are over 190 clubs and societies at UQ, all aimed at expand a student’s social life, playing an important role in the UQ student experience – Clubs and Societies
  • Students at UQ are encouraged to undertake experiences beyond the classroom during their degree through the UQ Advantage Program. They participate in a range of co-curricular activities and workshops that help them gain a better understanding of the world, and develop key competencies that employers value.  It is a great way to get recognition for “non-academic” experiences such as student exchange, mentoring, and undergraduate research programs – UQ Advantage Program
  • UQ has a dedicated website designed to for future students to find answers to all the questions they might have about studying at UQ – UQ Answers
  • UQ has some excellent facilities including –
    * a state-of-the-art multi-purpose learning space for first-year engineering
    students called the Engineering Learning Centre – Engineering Learning Centre
    * the School of Veterinary Science complex – Veterinary Science

* the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) precinct which houses the
School of Pharmacy – Pharmacy

UQ offers a range of scholarship options to make university study more affordable, ranging in value up to $12,000 per year for the VC Scholarship – Scholarships