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The University of Queensland

Australia
Overview

Overview

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a progressive and research-driven public university, located in the heart of Brisbane, Australia. Established in 1909, UQ has over a hundred-year heritage of supplying high-quality education and is ranked within the world's top universities according to several key independent assessment bodies. QS World University Rankings, U.S. News Best Global Universities and CWTS Leiden all place UQ within the top 50 global universities, and the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities places UQ 39th worldwide.

Beyond the classroom, the university provides an exciting timetable of activities and events, catering to the extracurricular interests of its population of around 50,000 students. UQ's Student Employment Centre provides advice and guidance towards choosing a career path and applying for work experience, internship and job opportunities. The award-winning service also runs an annual program of employment workshops and networking events, connecting its students to the university's expanded community of alumni and professional partners.

UQ staff are highly educated and widely experienced and are rated by The Good Universities Guide 2020 at the highest possible level for staff qualifications, teaching quality and learning resources. The university also receives more national teaching awards than any other institution in Australia.

The university cultivates a diverse and inclusive learning environment with approximately 20,000 international students representing over 140 different countries worldwide.

UQ has built a solid reputation for producing graduates with leadership potential who go on to forge impactful careers with a lasting positive effect on society. A degree from UQ is an asset in the search for future employment or further education, and graduates of the university are highly sought after by professional employers due to their rigorous and diligent approach towards work.

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What's new

What's new

The University of Queensland launched a makerspace of world-class standards, placing this top 50-university at the forefront of hands-on education in the country.

The new makerspace facilities, UQ Innovate, are the largest of its kind in the country. The space features a 1200 square metre workshop with advanced prototyping and manufacturing machines and tools. Some equipment includes 3D printers, vacuum formers, waterjet cutters, and industrial robots.

Professor Vicki Chen, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology said that these new facilities would give students at UQ a competitive edge over others while entering the job market.

''One of our main roles as a university is to give our students the confidence and capability to embrace the challenges of a changing world. With the launch of UQ Innovate, we are in a much stronger position to fuel their curiosity, so they can drive sustainable solutions at the cutting edge, today and tomorrow,'' he added.

Design and build teams from UQ Racing and UQ Space teams have used the university's expertise and facilities to produce competitive rockets and race cars on a national level.

Myrthe Snoeks, managing director of UQ space and engineering and arts student said that her team was able to accomplish a lot in the past year owing to UQ's facilities and support, including becoming a winner of the 2019 Australian University Rocket Competition, which will be strengthened with the addition of the new makerspace.

Myrthe also said, ''With the launch of these new facilities, we have the tools we need to tackle even more exciting and challenging projects, with the aim to go further than any Australian university team has gone before.''

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

The university's teachers are the most highly awarded in Australia. UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university, testament to the innovative and professional teaching approach taken by the institution. Recognised for transforming the way students learn at university, its teachers inspire and guide students with the latest knowledge and ideas underpinned by the wealth of experience possessed by faculty.

Students will put theory into practice in workplace settings, expanding their understanding and contextualising their studies. In the International Student Barometer 2018, an Australia-wide survey designed to assess how satisfied international students were with their university, UQ students gave it above 88 per cent for overall student satisfaction, good teachers, quality lectures and more.

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Department structure

Department structure

The university is home to six faculties, eight internationally recognised multidisciplinary research institutes and other research and educational sites across Queensland. These include marine research stations at Heron and Stradbroke Islands, a mineral research centre, seismograph station, veterinary and agricultural science teaching and research centres at Gatton, UQ Business School, social science research at Long Pocket, teaching hospitals, health centres and other medical research facilities. Its research, delivered by an interdisciplinary research community of more than 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers, has a global impact.

Faculties:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Medicine
  • Business, Economics and Law
  • Science
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences

Research institutes:

  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
  • Global Change Institute (GCI)
  • Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)
  • Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
  • Mater Research Institute - UQ
  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
  • Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
  • Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

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How to apply

How to apply

The University of Queensland has step-by-step instructions on how to complete applications on the UQ future students' website. Students can choose their programs, find out about entry requirements and academic and English language pathways, fees, and more.

They can either apply directly to The University of Queensland or through an approved UQ Agent. During the application process, students can get in touch with any queries they have by requesting a phone call or asking a question online.

Many international students often work with an approved UQ Agent, who can help them with their decisions, provide advice, and assist with the paperwork of completing their applications to The University of Queensland.

Here are a few reasons to apply to UQ, as given by an international student:

Urvi Mistry (India)

Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice (The University of Queensland)

UQ International Student Ambassador

''I enjoy everything about studying at UQ. Friendly teachers, faculty support, opportunities for self-development and life experiences make for the perfect blend of everything needed for personal growth and development. UQ also has a strong international culture. I've made friends from diverse backgrounds which has added to my experience. UQ is among the most highly esteemed universities in Australia and has a very ambitious research and learning environment.''

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Scholarship and funding

Scholarship and funding

The University of Queensland offers competitive scholarships to help high achieving students fund their tertiary education. Students can visit the UQ Scholarships webpage for the latest scholarships available and select the international student option in the search preferences.

UQ faculties, schools and some affiliated industry groups and private-sector organisations offer undergraduate and postgraduate field-of-study scholarship opportunities. Some scholarships are also available for students studying an honours program, and grants are available to some students for items such as costs associated with travel to international conferences.

The university also offers a range of Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) scholarships, providing up to AUD 40 million in funding support each year for the living and tuition expenses of HDR students.

Australian government scholarships

UQ participates in scholarship initiatives offered by the Australian Government such as Australia Awards and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships. For more information and to check eligibility, visit the UQ scholarships page.

Financial aid

Students may be eligible to apply for student loan programs offered by their home country to cover some of their educational expenses. For more information, please visit UQ's financial aid for international students section.

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Facilities

Facilities

UQ offers one of the best campus experiences in the world in a location renowned for its relaxed and safe lifestyle, subtropical climate and unique architecture, including some of Australia's most advanced buildings: The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, the Advanced Engineering Building and the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre.

St Lucia campus, UQ's main campus, is a vibrant mix of old sandstone buildings, modern architecture, parklands and lakes. It is a city within a city with all the facilities students need to study, live and relax, including food and retail outlets, libraries, entertainment, fitness and healthcare.

UQ Gatton, the university's rural campus, is located near the town of Gatton, 87 kilometers west of the Brisbane CBD. It offers a laid-back and friendly lifestyle with on-campus accommodation, world-class research and teaching facilities, and a variety of sporting facilities.

UQ's health campus, UQ Herston, is located in the heart of Brisbane's health district. It is home to Medicine and Public Health schools, and UQ's Centre for Clinical Research and the Oral Health Centre. Next door is the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

UQ students have access to world-class facilities, unique resources and exceptional learning environments. The university has:

  • One of the fastest and most advanced information networks in the world
  • Modern teaching spaces that enable the use of the latest technology
  • Eight internationally recognised research institutes
  • One of the best research libraries in Australia
  • World-class sporting facilities including an Olympic-size pool, athletics track, a fitness centre, multiple fields and courts, and a tennis centre

Depending on a student's program they may also be doing hands-on work in a laboratory, taking part in fieldwork at a remote research station, or consulting with actual patients needing healthcare.

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What our students think about us

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4.6
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5.0
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5.0
Teaching Quality
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5.0
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The University of Queensland
There are a lot of facilities and services provided to students on campus so it certainly has made my Uni experience to be fun and enjoyable one.
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The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
There are a lot of facilities and services provided to students on campus so it certainly has made my Uni experience to be fun and enjoyable one. Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
The campus. Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-02-03
4.0/ 5 stars

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The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-01-29
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The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
There are a lot of facilities and services provided to students on campus so it certainly has made my Uni experience to be fun and enjoyable one. Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Queensland The University of Queensland
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
The campus. Customer reviews:
The University of Queensland - by, 2020-02-03
4.0/ 5 stars

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