Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. While you are based in Brisbane, Queensland, this program will allow you to gain a broader perspective on the world.

QUT has state of the art studio space that is perfect for any interested CAMD students across a variety of majors.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: April 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: Email to your GEO Coordinator
  • Study Abroad Course Selection: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their Academic Advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After your GEO application is submitted, your GEO Coordinator will email you instructions and a link on how to apply.
  • Official Transcript: Request through MyNortheastern
  • Host Application Instructions: Please review and contact your GEO Coordinator to be nominated.
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: 2.5
  • 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.

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

 

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.334 (QUT: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take four 12 credit courses for a total of 48 QUT credits
  • If a student takes 48 QUT 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.

Semester 1= NU Spring Semester, Semester 2= NU Fall Semester

Students can select from a comprehensive range of QUT units and custom design their program to suit their interests. From communication to civil engineering, environmental law to education, international business to information technology, public health to psychology, students can combine four units from across our seven faculties.

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 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.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • 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!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2019
  • Deadline: November 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: Email a copy to your GEO Coordinator
  • Study Abroad Course Selection: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their academic advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After your GEO application is submitted, your GEO Coordinator will email you instructions and a link on how to apply.
  • Official Transcript: Request through MyNortheastern
  • Host Application Instructions: Please review and contact your GEO Coordinator to be nominated.
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: 2.5
  • 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.

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

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.334 (QUT: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take four 12 credit courses for a total of 48 QUT credits
  • If a student takes 48 QUT 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.

Semester 1= NU Spring Semester, Semester 2= NU Fall Semester

Students can select from a comprehensive range of QUT units and custom design their program to suit their interests. From communication to civil engineering, environmental law to education, international business to information technology, public health to psychology, students can combine four units from across our seven faculties.

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 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.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • 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!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

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.

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.

  • Off-Campus Student Arranged: Temporary Accommodation: QUT recommends booking temporary accommodation for your first few weeks in Brisbane and using this time to search for more permanent accommodation. Temporary accommodation is usually a hostel or hotel in Brisbane. If booking permanent accommodation prior to your arrival, be sure to read the terms and conditions of your lease/rental agreement carefully before signing or making any payments. Permanent Accommodation: QUT has an Accommodation Office to assist in locating a suitable place to stay while at QUT. In Brisbane, there are a range of options, including Student Accommodation providers, Homestay services, and shared houses. Many students look for a shared house after arriving in Brisbane and arrange their accommodation in Brisbane within two weeks. More information on housing options is available on QUT’s website.

Host University or Organization

QUT’s 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).

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