University of Queensland (Brisbane)


University of Queensland (Brisbane) is a universitywide partner in Brisbane, Australia.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 3rd week of February – 3rd week of June
Semester II: End of July – 3rd week of November

Orientation generally commences the 2nd week of February for Semester I and the 3rd week of July for Semester II.

Exams take place the 2nd and 3rd week of June for Semester I and the 2nd and 3rd week of November for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

English Language Requirement

A grade of 8 or higher in final year English VWO or
A TOEFL iBT, IELTS or Cambridge test.

Students enrolled in a fully English taught Bachelor or Master programme (for example UCU), can provide a letter attesting to the fact that their degree is taught and assessed entirely in English. 
The language requirements must be met at the moment of application to the host university.

Please check the most recent language requirements on the website of the host university.

Areas of study open to exchange students

You can choose courses from any of UQ's study areas, as long as they are approved by UU.

Courses at Master’s level

Yes, if you have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor degree. Individual subjects/units/courses will be approved in accordance with selection criteria and previous studies. Transcripts of previous results are therefore critical documents that must be included with the application.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Guaranteed accommodation is available for the St Lucia and the Herston campus, both on and off campus. 

UQ also offers more information on on-campus accommodation, off-campus student accommodation or even more private housing. Assistance is available.

Estimated living costs per month

The average cost of living for a student on-campus is around 2500 AUD per month (estimate from 2022).

A more detailed breakdown of the living costs can be found here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

6 places per year


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.