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  • Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is a public research university located in Brisbane, Australia. It is also the sixth Sandstone University of Australia.
  • The University has three campuses: St Lucia, Gatton and Herston.
  • The University of Queensland is home to a total of 55,305 students, including 20,213 international students from 142 different countries pursuing both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • University of Queensland six faculties and eight institutes such as:

Faculties & Departments

  • Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
  • Health and Behavioral Science (HABS)
  • Humanities and Social Science (HASS)
  • Medicine
  • Science


  • 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 (MRI-UQ)
  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
  • Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
  • Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

Why study at the University of Queensland?

  • The University of Queensland is a founding member of edX, Australia's prestigious research-intensive group "Group of Eight" (Go8) and a member of the global Universities 21 network.
  • The University of Queensland has been ranked amongst the top universities in the world by a various independent ranking organization which includes:
  • CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020 ranks the University at 31st
  • US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2020 ranks the University at 36th.
  • Performance ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2019 ranks the University at 39th.
  • QS World University Ranking 2021 ranks the University at 46th
  • Academic Ranking of World University (ARWU) 2019 ranks the University at 54th
  • Time Higher Education World University Ranking 2020 ranks the University of Queensland at 62nd
  • With a commitment to teaching and learning experience for students, the University of Queensland has won more awards for teaching excellence by the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) than any other university in Australia.
  • The University of Queensland has a commendable alumni base of over more than 280,000, including two Nobel laureates, a hundred Rhodes Scholars, an Academy Award winner, two fortune 500 CEOs, several leaders in the government sector, law, science, public service and the arts, and the first female governor-general of Australia- Dame Quentin Bryce.
  • Almost 100% of the research conducted by the University has been ranked as "Well above" world standard, across 22 broad categories.
  • The University has developed eight state-of-the-art research institutes, including:
  • Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Queensland Brain Institute
  • Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • The Institute for Social Science Research
  • Global Change Institute
  • Mater Research Institute
  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Campus Locations

The University of Queensland has three main campuses and various additional campuses and facilities located throughout Queensland. Following are the campuses:

St Lucia Campus

  • The 114 hectares St Lucia Campus is located in the suburbs of Brisbane River-bound land, 7kms away from the Brisbane CBD.
  • The campus comprises grandiose sandstone buildings, modern architecture, and beautifully manicured gardens and lakes.
  • The campus houses high-tech teaching and research facilities, and state-of-the-art laboratories, lecture halls, and Queensland's largest research library.
  • Transportation at St Lucia Campus
  • The campus is serviced by more than ten rapid transit bus from Brisbane CBD and outer Suburbs
  • The campus has two Bus stands, one at Chancellor's Place and another at the Lake.
  • There are free Intercampus bus services from St Lucia to the Gatton campus for the University staff and students.

Gatton Campus

  • Gatton Campus, also referred to as "the campus on working farm", is the University of Queensland's rural campus situated in the Lockyer Valley.
  • The campus is located approximately 87 km away from the Brisbane CBD and somewhere between Ipswich and Toowoomba.
  • The Gatton campus houses state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment.
  • The campus also has a 1000 hectare working farm, including dairy, pigs, crop, and grazing units together with greenhouses and post-harvest facilities.
  • Transportation at Gatton Campus
  • The Gatton Campus of the University is served by both university bus service and Private bus line.
  • The rail bus service running from Brisbane to Gatton via Ipswich-Rosewood-line easily connects to the Gatton campus within two hours.

Herston Campus

  • Herston Campus is the University's core campus solely oriented for clinical health teaching and research.
  • The Herston campus is located 5 minutes' drive from the Brisbane CBD.
  • The campus is home to the following
  • UQ' Medicine & Public Health School
  • UQ Centre for Clinical Research
  • Oral Health Centre
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Transportation at Gatton Campus
  • As the Herston campus is conveniently located closest to Brisbane city, there are various direct bus services from the Brisbane CBD.

University of Queensland other teachings, research and additional facilities include:

  • Boyce Gardens
  • UQ Brisbane City
  • Customs House
  • Heron Island Research Station
  • Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre
  • Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
  • Long Pocket
  • Medicine Clinical units and teaching hospitals
  • Moreton Bay Research Station
  • Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence
  • Pinjarra Hills Research Facility
  • UQ seismograph Stations
  • UQ Vets Dayboro


The top programs preferred by students at the University of Queensland:

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honors)
  • Agriculture, Animals and Food
  • Environment and Planning
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Social Science and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Kinesiology and Nutritional Science
  • Pharmacy

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Queensland offers a wide range of scholarships and financial aids for international students on the basis of academics, research, sports and co-curricular activities. Types of UQ Scholarships include:

Study area scholarships

A range of scholarships is offered for specific academic disciplines. Therefore, these scholarships are only applied by students enrolled in a specific degree, school or faculty, or students pursuing studies in a particular subject course at the University.

Research scholarships

Students pursuing research degrees may be eligible for High Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarships funded by the University, the Australian Government, private donors, international organizations or others. The scholarships may fund tuition fees, living expenses, travel and other costs related to your studies.

Equity scholarships

The University of Queensland's Equity scholarships is designed to provide funding and financial aid to support students in need, such as students with low socio-economic, disadvantaged or under-represented backgrounds.

Sporting scholarships

The University of Queensland is proudly regarded as Australia's No. 1 University in Sports and is accredited by the Australian Sports Commission. The University offers several sporting scholarships for students who have demonstrated outstanding abilities in their selected sport.

UQ Academic Scholarships Program

The University's Academic Scholarships Program is the primary undergraduate scholarship program, which offers up to 150 undergraduate scholarships a year through three categories:

  • UQ Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships
  • UQ Excellence Scholarships
  • UQ Merit Scholarships


On Campus

The University of Queensland offers accommodation in four types such as

1. UQ Residence

  • The University of Queensland is coming soon with the UQ residences at the St Lucia campus.
  • The UQ residence will be equipped with ensuite bedrooms, communal spaces, a shared kitchen area and gaming rooms.

On-Campus Accommodation

The on-campus accommodation at the University of Queensland provides high-quality residence and services.

Accommodation at Gatton Campus

The Gatton Campus of UQ has on-campus accommodation in the form of Residence Halls.

  • 1. All rooms at residential halls are single rooms and can accommodate up to 436 residents with shared bathroom facilities.
  • 2. Three-time meals will be provided every day in the dining hall of the residence. Residents with special dietary needs have the option of choosing from many self-catered facilities.

Accommodation at other colleges:

  • Cromwell College
  • Duchesne College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Grace College
  • International House
  • King's College
  • St John's College
  • St. Leo College
  • The Women's College
  • Union College

Off-Campus Accommodation (UQ approved)

The University of Queensland has a list of approved off-campus accommodation options that enhance the students' experience. Approved Off-campus accommodation are

  • Altitude at Taringa
  • Atira
  • Durack College
  • Genesis 1
  • Iglu
  • Raymont Residential College
  • Scape
  • Student One
  • Study Lounge
  • Unilodge
  • Urbanest

UQ Rentals

Students willing to stay in a private house can rent a property. Students can visit the University's online platform for information on vacant properties for rent.