The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's most highly ranked and awarded learning and research institutions, with world-class lecturers, state-of-the-art facilities and opportunities for students to excel beyond the classroom. UQ qualifications are recognised by Australian and international employers and show you have achieved a globally competitive standard of excellence.

Ranked in the top 51 universities in the world as measured by the QS World University Rankings*, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading higher education institutions with:

  • more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university
  • exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree levels
  • opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable connections with prospective employers through internships and work placements
  • the chance for students to study part of their degree overseas at one of the university's many highly ranked partner institutions.

With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, including over 12,600 international students from 140 different countries across the globe.

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre, UQ St Lucia - UQ's largest campus - is renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses. UQ St Lucia's beautiful sandstone architecture, parklands and lakes encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland's largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres.


UQ has one of the most comprehensive suites of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs in Australia, with around 400 degree programs and 4,000 courses offered in the following study areas:

  • agriculture and environment
  • architecture and planning
  • arts, communications and society
  • business, economics and law
  • education
  • engineering and information technology
  • health, behavioural sciences and medicine
  • science and mathematics.

According to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2016, 11 of UQ's subject areas are ranked in the world's top 30. These are:

  • mineral resources and mining engineering (10)
  • environmental science (12)
  • agriculture and forestry (17)
  • education (18)
  • psychology (21)
  • development studies (23)
  • chemical engineering (25)
  • communications and media studies (25)
  • accounting and finance (26)
  • veterinary science (29)
  • nursing (30).

*2016-2017 rankings: 51 - QS World University Rankings, 52 - US News & World Report Best Global Universities, 55 - Academic Ranking of World Universities, 60 - Times Higher Education Rankings

UQ provides a comprehensive range of support services and orientation programs to help international students settle into Australia and enjoy the best possible study experience. These include:

  • in-country and online pre-departure sessions
  • airport pick-up for new international students
  • accommodation services
  • study skills workshops
  • free English language support
  • international student advisors
  • counselling
  • careers support
  • health and disability services
  • multi-faith chaplaincy service.

Student Services also coordinates Mates@UQ - a free program for all UQ students that encourages social and academic networks between Australian and international students at social events such as live music, barbecues, movies and dinners.

UQ students can benefit from a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies, including access to more than 200 affiliated clubs and societies - from the Debating Society to the Yoga and Meditation Club - as well as sports and cultural facilities.

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Master of Business (Marketing)

With its internationally reputed academic environment and wide range of opportunities in student support, I consider the University of Queensland as the right place to enhance my knowledge and specialise in the marketing field. The University of Queensland's perfectly designed Master of Business will improve my global outlook and give me the opportunity to tailor the program to meet my individual professional interests in marketing.

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