Ranked among the top 100* universities in the world, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's finest higher education institutions with more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university and exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at the undergraduate level.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2017
  • Deadline: February 20, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After submitting your NEU application please contact your GEO Coordinator for instructions on how to complete your UQ application.  You will need to complete a UQ application in addition to your NEU application.  
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Official Transcript
  • Letter of Nomination/Approval: Uploaded as part of your online UQ application. Please contact your GEO coordinator for this.
  • Evidence of Language: If English is not your first language and you have not attended Northeastern for a minimum of two years.
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: A nomination letter from GEO is required as part of your online UQ application. Please contact your GEO coordinator for this.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Students may select 4 courses from most of the disciplines UQ offers. Note that most Health Science courses (Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Speech Therapy and Vet Science courses) are not available for exchange students.

To search for courses: enter a search term (students can search by keyword, course code or area of interest), then select “Courses” from the drop-down menu and click on “Search”.  Once the search results have appeared, click on “Study Abroad” under “Refine your search”, which is located to the left of the screen. Then click on “Show only pre-approved courses for Study Abroad students”. This will show all the courses in the student’s area of interest that do not require approval from UQ.

Need inspiration? Check out these courses especially selected for exchange students:

If students want to take a course that requires approval (eg. higher level courses or Law courses) the UQ Exchange Advisor will forward the student’s application to the appropriate faculty.  Please note that students must provide correct current course codes on the application form for the courses they wish to study.

UQ has three main campuses – St. Lucia, Herston and Gatton. Most exchange students complete their courses at either the St Lucia or Gatton campus.  Students should try not to timetable courses taught at two different campuses on the same day. If the majority of a student’s courses are taught on one campus (e.g. Gatton), the student should make accommodation arrangements close to that campus.

 

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: September 30, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Letter of Nomination/Approval: Uploaded as part of your online UQ application. Please contact your GEO coordinator for this.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After submitting your NEU application please contact your GEO Coordinator for instructions on how to complete your UQ application.  You will need to complete a UQ application in addition to your NEU application.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Official Transcript
  • Evidence of Language: If English is not your first language and you have not attended Northeastern for a minimum of two years.
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: A nomination letter from GEO is required as part of your online UQ application. Please contact your GEO coordinator for this.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

  • Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:
    • The credit conversion ratio is 1:2 (UQ: Northeastern)
    • Students typically take four 2 credit courses for a total of 8 UQ credits
    • If a student takes 8 UQ credits, they will earn 16 Northeastern credits
    • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change
    • You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Students may select 4 courses from most of the disciplines UQ offers. Note that most Health Science courses (Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Speech Therapy and Vet Science courses) are not available for exchange students.

To search for courses: enter a search term (students can search by keyword, course code or area of interest), then select “Courses” from the drop-down menu and click on “Search”.  Once the search results have appeared, click on “Study Abroad” under “Refine your search”, which is located to the left of the screen. Then click on “Show only pre-approved courses for Study Abroad students”. This will show all the courses in the student’s area of interest that do not require approval from UQ.

Need inspiration? Check out these courses especially selected for exchange students:

If students want to take a course that requires approval (eg. higher level courses or Law courses) the UQ Exchange Advisor will forward the student’s application to the appropriate faculty.  Please note that students must provide correct current course codes on the application form for the courses they wish to study.

UQ has three main campuses – St. Lucia, Herston and Gatton. Most exchange students complete their courses at either the St Lucia or Gatton campus.  Students should try not to timetable courses taught at two different campuses on the same day. If the majority of a student’s courses are taught on one campus (e.g. Gatton), the student should make accommodation arrangements close to that campus.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Destination

UQ has three campuses in and around Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne, and it has a multicultural population of around two million.

It has all the advantages of a large modern city, yet it retains the friendliness and charm of a small regional town. In the 2013 edition of the Lonely Planet Australia travel guidebook, Brisbane was named “Australia’s coolest city”.

An hour’s drive south of the city, students will find the golden beaches and theme parks of the Gold Coast. North of Brisbane students will find the Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, rainforests and attractions like Australia Zoo. Just off the coast students will find the pristine Stradbroke and Moreton Islands, both popular day-trip and holiday destinations for locals and visitors alike.

Brisbane has hosted many large-scale cultural and sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup and the 2014 G20 leaders’ summit.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: If a student wants to arrange their accommodation ahead of time, have their meals catered for them and lots of support and activities at their fingertips, they should consider living in a Residential College. However, spaces at the Colleges are very limited and in high demand. Students will need to apply early and are not guaranteed a place.
  • Off-Campus Student Arranged: If a student wants to be a little more independent (or are unsuccessful at securing a place in a College) but still want to have their accommodation arranged before they arrive, they should consider living in off-campus student housing. This is self-catered, furnished accommodation designed for students and can be booked online from overseas.
  • Off-Campus Student Arranged: The third option is to book temporary accommodation and wait until the student arrives in Brisbane to secure permanent accommodation. If they choose this option, they should plan to arrive in Brisbane at least two to three weeks before the start of Orientation as it can take some time to find a suitable place and get settled in. This option offers the widest variety of choices and prices.

Host University or Organization

UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, a leading group of Australian universities that conducts a significant portion of all university research in Australia, as well as one of only three Australian universities to be a member of the global Universitas 21, an alliance allowing UQ to offer students unique opportunities to participate in student exchanges and events throughout the world. Through this alliance, UQ students have participated in events such as the Summer School program in Mexico, Undergraduate Research Conference in Japan and the Social Entrepreneurship program in Guatemala.

The University has nine world class research institutes, and researchers whose innovations are having a global impact, including the creation of a cervical cancer vaccine, protection of the world’s food supply, and the installation of the largest photovoltaic solar panel in the southern hemisphere.  As a UQ student students have the opportunity to be taught by and work alongside these researchers.

According to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2014, six of UQ’s subject disciplines are ranked in the world’s top 20 – education (10), environmental sciences (11), psychology (14), agriculture and forestry (18), English language and literature (20) and chemical engineering (20). A further four disciplines are included in the world’s top 50. These include biological sciences (21), sociology (22), geography  (26), and materials science (41).

In addition to flexibility in program choice, UQ students also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are exchange opportunities to more than 185 partner institutions in 41 countries and access to more than 190 clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities.

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