Located in Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in course offering and research.  Positioned to grow and develop as one of Australia's leading Universities, QUT welcomes 45,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas.  Academic staff consult in industry and work on industry projects which often involve students.  Staff and students have access to the latest teaching technology.

With a global outlook  Queensland University is well known as 'a university for the real world' because of their close links with industry and their relevant teaching and applied research, with industry representatives and professionals contributing to their course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education.

As a University that has grown and changed throughout the years QUT has been at the forefront of innovation and progress in tertiary education.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: March 1, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy of ID page of government issued passport to GEO coordinator QUT will send students a link to their Global Portal, where this will be uploaded directly.
Submit to Host University
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy of ID page of government issued passport to GEO coordinator QUT will send students a link to their Global Portal, where this will be uploaded directly.
  • CV/Resume: American style resume will be accepted. CV’s will be reviewed by QUT and a suitable project will be selected based on skill set of student. Please sent C.V’s directly to the coordinator running this program.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
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: 2.50
  • 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.
  • Restricted to: This program is only available to Chemical Engineering students.

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.


Please note, as students will be taking the same course twice this is equal to 6 credits at NTU and 8 credits at NU.

Evaluated Courses
Policies & Procedures
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 myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. 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.


Northeastern Tuition: $TBD
  • Tuition covers 8 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 8 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than two courses (or 8 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
  • The International Security and Emergency Support 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!


Additional Resources


QUT has Brisbane’s only two full service, inner-city campuses: Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.

Gardens Point George Street, Brisbane city

• Built Environment and Engineering • Business • Law and Justice • Science and Technology

Situated on the Brisbane River, adjacent to the City Botanic Gardens and Queensland’s Parliament House, the convenient inner-city location reinforces QUT’s links with business and industry while creating a dynamic environment for students.

Kelvin Grove Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane

• Creative Industries • Education • Health • English Language, Foundation, Diploma and University Certificate in Tertiary Preparation and IELTS test centre (QUT International College)

Kelvin Grove campus has become the hub of innovative space and enterprise, housing the QUT Creative Industries Precinct and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). The campus is adjacent to the Kelvin Grove Urban Village, an integrated award-winning development between QUT and the Queensland Government, which includes convenient student accommodation.

The U.S. State Department lists travel advisories, local laws, alerts from the embassy, and other important information about Australia here. Please review this information before applying.


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.

  • Off-Campus Student Arranged: QUT do not have accommodation on campus for students.  It is important that you arrange suitable accommodation for the duration of your stay in Brisbane. QUT recommend contacting Mrs Cally Lyons who will assist in providing accommodation.  She has several houses in the suburbs around QUT and rents clean, furnished rooms to students. Contact details: callylyons@optusnet.com or studentrooms@gmail.com. Contact telephone number: +61 7 3356 1128.

Host University or Organization

Our real-world approach means that teaching goes beyond the textbook – students work on real case studies for real companies. Work placement opportunities, group projects and learning from lecturers who are still active in their industry means students will be better prepared for the working world.

Based in Brisbane, QUT is a highly successful Australian university with an excellent graduate employment rate, global connections and a world-class record in applied research. QUT has a ranking of world standard or above in more than three quarters of its research assessed under the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia assessment framework (2010).