University of Queensland English Language Standalone

Language Standalone
Times Top 100
Delivery Method:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

At one of Australia’s top research and teaching universities, you can accelerate your English, taking it to new heights. The University of Queensland College gathers likeminded students keen to feel confident in conversations and subject lectures to improve their English. Together, you grow your proficiency so you can feel self-assured in most social and academic situations. You study in world-class facilities and chat in study groups in the university’s manicured grounds.


Feel confident enough in English to understand conversations and lectures

Share 20 contact hours in small classes of up to 20 engaged students

Excellent facilities help create a supportive, nurturing environment

Skilled, motivated teachers teach you to communicate effectively in English

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
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:
Language Prerequisite Level:
GPA Requirements:
Academic Level:
Undergraduate, Graduate
Academic Strengths:
Biological & Physical Sciences, Biology, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Engineering, Environmental
Off-campus apartment
Visa Required:
8-10 units

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

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


University of Queensland's Academic Approach

Excellent teaching staff create a positive, comfortable environment that encourages you to experiment with your language and push your grammar, pronunciation and accent boundaries. With a strong focus on everyday and academic English skills, you can prepare for a global career, wider travel or even move into studying effectively at university. There are opportunities in the higher levels to prepare for the Academic IELTS test or to take specialist electives in business, tourism, and hospitality—and build your English proficiency as you go.


Designed specifically for a wide range of abilities and goals, studying English with the University of Queensland College prepares you for travel, university study, or just great confidence in speaking clearly with English speakers. Beyond spoken English, you work on expressing facts, ideas, and opinions using grammar correctly and responding appropriately to written texts. During your time at UQ, you can dive into university clubs, societies, and activities, broadening your cultural understanding and making friends for life.​​​​​​​

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: 169, No subscore less than 162
  • IELTS: 6.0, No subscore less than 5.5
  • PTE-A: 60, No subscore less than 49
  • TOEFL: 78Writing 19; Reading, Speaking, Listening 17

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.

Spring 2024 Language Standalone + Summer 2024 Language Standalone

Program dates:
Mid March - Mid July
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Spring 2024 Language Standalone + Summer 2024 Language Standalone + Fall 2024 Language Standalone

Program dates:
Mid March - Early December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Housing Information


Off-campus apartment

The SAF program fee includes a shared accommodation with roommates off campus. Some accommodations have amenities such as a pool or fitness center.

*Housing is subject to availability. For specific questions regarding housing please contact SAF.

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


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

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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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