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This university is located in Brisbane, Australia. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The University of Queensland has nearly 100 years experience in tertiary education. UQ is a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) – a leading group of Australian universities that collectively enrolls one-third of all university students and conducts 70 percent of all university research in Australia. Go8 graduates boast a full-time employment rate almost five percent above that of other Australian universities. The University has gone from strength to strength, winning more national teaching awards than any other university in the history of the awards, as well as obtaining a 100 percent success rate in the Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, which recognize teaching excellence in higher education. UQ also boasts more than 2400 highly qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research, many of whom are recognized internationally as leaders in their fields. Flexible learning is part of the University’s overall strategy to deliver an enhanced, student-centered approach to learning by applying the most effective, flexible and appropriate teaching and learning modes and technologies. UQ students enjoy the sense of community of its cosmopolitan campuses, renowned as among the most beautiful and well-equipped in Australia. The first-rate facilities and packed annual programs of social and recreational activities make studying at UQ a balanced and enjoyable experience.
- off-campus student housing or rental houses
- on-campus residential colleges
More than 90 percent of UQ students live off-campus. Independent providers (not part of UQ) offer a variety of housing custom-built for students. Some follow a residential, college-style arrangement, while self-catering houses and unit complexes are also available. Applications for this style of housing should be submitted online directly to the provider. For advice and the UQ Rental's Database, please see the Accommodation Services website.
More than 2350 students live on-campus in 10 residential colleges at UQ St Lucia. Colleges generally provide individual bedrooms (usually with shared bathrooms), meals, laundry facilities, and common social and recreation spaces. They may also offer academic tutorials, pastoral care and religious observance (in those founded by churches). A few provide self-catered accommodation, including Cromwell College (Campus Lodge), International House, and Women’s College. Students are part of a close-knit community and are encouraged to experience the range of cultural, social and sporting activities that are part of college life. All colleges accept applications regardless of students’ religious affiliations or views, although some give priority to students committed to the college ethos. Most colleges charge fees annually or per semester and students are expected to stay for the full period. Fees usually cover only the 33-36 week academic teaching period. Many students prefer to return home during vacations. In some cases, it is possible to remain at college during vacations for a weekly fee. Students can usually move into the college on arrival. In most cases, it is difficult to enter a college during the year, but some mid-year vacancies are available. On-campus accommodation is in high demand. Students should apply directly to the appropriate college as soon as they have received an offer to avoid disappointment. Application forms are available directly from colleges or via the Accommodation Services website. Applicants are advised to consider a second option in the event college accommodation is not available.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
Because Queensland is a thriving multicultural community, there is a wide variety of food from most parts of the world. There are three refectories (cafeterias) at UQ St Lucia, providing a variety of menus to suit all tastes. UQ St Lucia students also have access to six cafés, a noodle and sushi bar, an ice-creamery, juice bar, pizza cafe, sweets shop and the Red Room bistro. The wide variety of foods available consist of light snacks, Asian noodles, vegetarian dishes, pizza, kebabs, burgers, BBQs, sushi, sandwiches, cakes and hot lunches.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Almost all exchange students study at UQ's St. Lucia campus (or occasionally at the Gatton campus). Please take note of which UQ campus a course is being offered at when searching the course catalog.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 UQ unit = 1.92 GT credit
2 UQ units (typical course) = 3.84 GT credits
UQ Grade = US Grade
85-100% (7, High Distinction) = A
75-84% (6, Distinction) = A
65-74% (5, Credit) = B
50-64% (4, Pass) = C
46-49% (3, Fail) = D
30-45% (2, Fail) = F
29% or under (1, Serious Fail) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.