University of Queensland Academic Program

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Delivery Method:
In-Person

About the Program

Spring 2023 Scholarships Available

The prestigious SAF & UQ Study Abroad Scholarship (a tuition-waiver) is open to a small number of SAF applicants who successfully gain admission to a UQ academic program in spring 2023 and show exceptional academic prowess, financial need, and university nomination. 

Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is Australia’s leading research and teaching institute. UQ is renowned for its passionate and dedicated educators, with more national teaching awards than any other Australian university and one of the most comprehensive academic programs in Australia. Influence society, enrich lives, and pursue excellence at UQ, where there’s a long tradition of innovation, and embracing global connectivity, leadership, and knowledge.

 

Consistently ranks among the top 50 universities in the world

UQ has 8 globally recognized research institutes

UQ has tennis courts, an aquatic center, and 3 glorious lakes by the river

Australia’s famously warm climate means 300 days of sunshine each year

Spring 2023
Program dates:
Mid February - Mid June
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
AU$
30,290

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate, Graduate
Housing:
Off-campus apartment
Visa Required:
Maybe
Credits:
8-10 credits

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Ishibashi Yunagisa

When I first arrived, it was difficult for me to feel confident even to keep talking. But in the end, everything passed in no time. My confidence and ability definitely improved.

University of Queensland SAF Alumni

Yuna Ishibashi

About the University

University of Queensland

Established in 1909, the University of Queensland (UQ) is Australia’s leading research and teaching institute. UQ has eight globally recognised research institutes, attracting an interdisciplinary community of more than 1,500 scientists, social scientists, and engineers. 

Winning numerous awards for teaching excellence, the university has six faculties and 33 schools, providing one of the most comprehensive academic programs in Australia. 

Its beautiful grounds in a city that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year is an added UQ bonus. This is a truly spectacular environment to study in. Your study abroad experience elevates your job prospects and gives you an outstanding network of global support that stretches far beyond the campus grounds.

Learn more at University of Queensland's official website

Academics

University of Queensland's Academic Approach

You can join a growing and innovative community ideally situated in a diverse and world-renowned city. With over 4,000 courses to offer, UQ has a special class that meets the need of any SAF Scholar with plans to study abroad.

Courses

You need to register for courses prior to your arrival in Australia. Being considered a full-time student at the University of Queensland, you must take 8 units of classes (approximately 4 courses) each semester. You may not take more than 10 units (5 courses) per semester. Course registration is conducted through student portal and some departmental restrictions or approval may apply.

Course & Departmental Restrictions

  • Graduate courses in Chinese translating are not available to SAF Scholars
  • Architecture requires a portfolio submission
  • You must be a law student to take law classes
  • Most clinical health science courses such as medicine, dentistry, vet science courses are not available

You can take graduate course provided you undertake coursework and not just research. The requirements are the same as for undergraduate students. If you’re a postgraduate student at your home university, you’re eligible to take postgraduate level courses at UQ.

 

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university - and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • CES: 176, with a minimum sub-score of 169
  • IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum sub-score of 6.0
  • PTE-A: 64, with a minimum sub-score of 60
  • TOEFL iBT: 87, with 21 in writing, 25 in reading and speaking, 19 in listening
  • TOEFL PBT: 570 

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Late July - Mid November
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
AU$
29,930

Spring + Fall 2023

Program dates:
Mid February - Mid November
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
AU$
57,230

Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid February - Mid June
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
AU$
30,290

Housing Information

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Off-campus apartment

During your stay at UQ, you live in an off-campus apartment in Altitude in the university precinct of Taringa, about 20 minutes from class by bus. You have a private bedroom in a 3-bedroom apartment with shared living space, kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. Meet some of your local neighbors at one of the residence’s  pools, well-equipped gym, and a barbeque pit—for Australia’s national pastime—in this fresh, modern home-from-home.

The SAF program fee includes break-stay but not early arrival housing.

About Brisbane

Why Brisbane

Australia's fastest growing city with an exciting feeling of adventure, Brisbane is welcoming, friendly, and culturally rich. Easy to explore, it has an impressive selection of markets and a whole lot of sandy beaches for downtime after visiting its world-class museums and galleries.

Find out more about Brisbane

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Commonly Asked Questions About Academic & Concurrent Programs

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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