University of Queensland, Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation

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Single Term

About the Program

Not Open For Applications

This past program is no longer offered by SAF. Continue browsing our website for other exciting study abroad opportunities. 

This three-week program at University of Queensland prepares you, as an agile entrepreneur of the next generation, to spur growth, create positive social change, and improve standards of living, worldwide. To be part of that group, you need myriad skills and qualities—financial management and market analysis, networking and risk taking—so you’re ready for any challenge. In dynamic lessons, you develop your global business skills and acquire the acumen you need to develop your exciting new ventures, fast-tracking your potential for success in a high-speed business world.

Dive into best practice across venture types and stages of development

Lecture series supported by UQ’s distinguished Entrepreneur in Residence

Visit inspiring regional business incubators and accelerators

Cosmopolitan Brisbane inspired Australia’s most innovative ventures

Program Advisor

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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

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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


Developed, curated, and led by the UQ Business School’s Entrepreneur in Residence, this forward-thinking program journeys into new venture creation in English-taught courses covering business models, competitive strategies, and growth pathways. Over 21 days in 61 teacher-contact hours, you explore the nature of venture creation, discussing entrepreneurial logics, innovative business models, competitive strategy, managing growth and sustainable ventures with your fellow future entrepreneurs. You enhance your classroom learning with visits to innovative local businesses and in exhilarating guest lectures from local leaders.

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

Each study tour has slightly different language requirements, based on the complexity of the CET-4 (China): 530

  • CET-6 (China): 500
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 105
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • iTEP: 4.5
  • TOEFL: 80 iBT
  • TOEIC: 685

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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.

Housing Information

For your three weeks in Brisbane, you stay in a catered on-campus residence hall, sharing your mealtimes with your classmates and local Brisbane students. In this supportive, social environment, you build strong bonds with others on your course and experience the Australian student way of life. There is a strong sense of community in the halls, with social and cultural activities a great way to make friends.

*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.

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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


Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Get Acclimated

The SAF Staff on the ground will introduce you to the details of your itinerary and explain where and when you eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch. They have all the answers, just ask!

Learn by Doing

Academic experts guide you through a learning by doing experience, blending culture with best pedagogic practice to support your coursework and development and to help you retain knowledge.

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your tour group will share in the arranged social and cultural events as well as hands-on learning, so you have many opportunities to collaborate with other international SAF Scholars, experience the destination you’re in, and build friendships for life.

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.

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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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