BRISBANE: University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Mid July - Mid November
  • Spring Semester - Mid February - Late June

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

Founded in 1910 The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. Internationally renowned for its highly awarded teaching staff, world-class facilities and superior campus environment, 43,700 students, including 10,465 international students from over 130 countries, choose to study at UQ.

UQ’s main campus is located in the picturesque inner-city suburb of St Lucia. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s vibrant city heart, this 285-acre site provides students with the perfect study research and living environment

Courses

Exchange students may select from many of the 4,000 courses across any of the six faculties.  A full list of courses available to exchange students can be found by going to UQ’s Courses and Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study. Enter a search term (you 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 your screen. You will then need to click on “Show only pre-approved courses for Study Abroad students”. This will show you all the courses in your area of interest that do not require approval from UQ.

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 (see www.uq.edu.au/study).

UQ has four main campuses - St. Lucia, Ipswich, 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.

Restrictions on courses: Most Health Science courses (Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Occupational and Speech Therapy and Vet Science courses) cannot be studied by exchange students.

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Host University

UQ’s main campus is located in the picturesque inner-city suburb of St Lucia. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s vibrant city heart, this 285-acre site provides students with the perfect study research and living environment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed OISP online application

    Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Official transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • UQ Application form
    • Proof of English language proficiency may be required if English is not your first language
    • Letter of recommendation
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Cost

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $TBD

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($TBD), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). 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.

Accommodations

There are a number of on-campus and off-campus options for students to choose from while studying at UQ. All housing arrangements are made directly through UQ.

For more information on housing, please visit this website:

  • http://www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad/index.html?page=83660
  • Destination

    Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia. It is a safe, friendly, multicultural metropolis for international students. The inner city features the Brisbane River, parklands, museums, art galleries, a casino, malls, shopping districts, convention facilities and a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés.

    Just an hour away are the golden beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and the impressive national park rainforests of the hinterland. Further north are internationally renowned destinations: Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, and the Daintree Rainforest.

    Summer months are hot and humid with an average maximum temperature of 29°C. Winter months are mild and very pleasant with an average maximum temperature of 22°C.