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Program Description

Overview

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, Spring applications will be reviewed, after June 15th. Fall applications will be reviewed, after February 1st.  Applications will continue to be accepted through the posted application deadline, if space allows.

Location






UQ Welcome

Australia map
Photo courtesy of University of Queensland

 

Location Details

The University of Queensland is located in greater metro area of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland and the third largest city in the Australia. The city is renowned for fabulous year-round weather and healthy outdoors living. Brisbane is home to people from many cultures, as evidenced by a diverse range of dining alternatives and a thriving arts and cultural scene. It is a perfect stepping stone to the wonders of Queensland and is only an hour away from southeast Queensland's beaches, bays, and beautiful hinterland. For more information on living and studying in Brisbane please visit: www.studybrisbane.com.au.

More than 50,000 UQ students study across its three main campuses in southeast Queensland: St LuciaGatton and Herston. Most study abroad students will take courses on the St. Lucia campus, which is the main campus.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

View the What Can I Study? guide for a list of disciplines and facts to consider when choosing courses. Access UQ Programs and Courses to see a list of available courses and syllabi.

Glossary of Terms:

  • Semester 1 = ASU's Spring Semester but runs from mid-February to late June
  • Semester 2 = ASU's Fall Semester but runs from early July to mid-November
  • Units = ASU classes
  • Courses = ASU degree programs or majors
  • Faculties = ASU colleges (e.g., the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Unit points = ASU class credits
  • Tutorial = Class of 5-25 students where an academic leads group discussions and students make individual or group presentations.
Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at the University of Queensland will convert to ASU credits and grades.

When considering your course options, keep the following in mind.

  • Most Australian undergraduate degree programs are 3 years in length.
  • 1000-level courses are introductory (freshman/sophomore), 2000-level courses are comparable to advanced sophomore or junior-level U.S. courses, and 3000-level courses are comparable to senior-level U.S. courses.
  • UQ students enroll in 4 courses per semester or 8 unit points.
 
 

UQ Lakes

UQ Games

UQ St. Lucia Sunset

Photos courtesy of University of Queensland 
 

Housing

UQ Studying
Photo courtesy of the University of Queensland 

Program Housing

The University of Queensland Accommodation Office has a variety of housing options located at their three campuses. Students can choose from on-campus residential colleges, off-campus student housing or independent rental houses and units. Students are responsible for securing their own housing. Airport pick-up service is available for exchange students.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, the Academic Year Cost Sheet, or the Calendar Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.
 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet, the Academic Year Cost Sheet, or the Calendar Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2020 09/10/2019
**
Rolling Admission 02/17/2020 11/21/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2019. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 10, 2019

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2020 09/10/2019
**
Rolling Admission 02/17/2020 06/20/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2019. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 10, 2019

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2020 02/10/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/10/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2021 09/10/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed