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The University of Queensland

Location

St Lucia Campus, Brisbane City Australia

Ranking

# =40QS World University Rankings

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126Undergraduate programs

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157Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

49,970 AUDTuition Fee/year

About The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, and with a strong focus on teaching excellence, has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.

UQ’s 332,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 184 countries and include more than 17,000 PhDs. More than 55,000 current students – including the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers, more than 20,000 postgraduates, and approximately 21,500 international students from 141 countries – currently study across UQ’s 4 campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s 6 faculties, 7 globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 2500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being the number one recipient of Australian Research Council Fellowships and Awards nationally across all scheme years (452 awards worth over AUD 339 million).

UQ is also one of only 3 Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU); and one of only 3 Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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About The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, and with a strong focus on teaching excellence, has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.

UQ’s 332,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 184 countries and include more than 17,000 PhDs. More than 55,000 current students – including the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers, more than 20,000 postgraduates, and approximately 21,500 international students from 141 countries – currently study across UQ’s 4 campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s 6 faculties, 7 globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 2500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being the number one recipient of Australian Research Council Fellowships and Awards nationally across all scheme years (452 awards worth over AUD 339 million).

UQ is also one of only 3 Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU); and one of only 3 Australian charter members of the prestigious edX consortium, the world’s leading not-for-profit consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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Available programs

The University of Queensland has one of the most comprehensive high-quality range of undergraduate degrees in Australia. We provide choices to give you the flexibility to meet your learning goals.  

Many of our degrees offer practical experiences such as field trips and industry placements to boost your skills and enhance employability.  We engage with industry to provide mentorship opportunities and inform curriculum development. UQ also allows undergraduate students to undertake two bachelor's degrees at the same time (dual degree programs), but in a shorter period of time than if they were completed separately. 

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, UQ ranks top 50 in the world in 16 subjects, while holding its position of 2 subjects in the global top 5.

Globally, UQ is in the world's top 30 universities in 8 subject areas, including:

  • 2nd Sports-related Subjects
  • 5th Mineral & Mining Engineering
  • =19th Agriculture & Forestry
  • 20th Environmental Sciences
  • 20th Petroleum Engineering
  • 23rd Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • =27th Hospitality & Leisure Management
  • =30th Psychology

Enquire about your undergraduate study options today!

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About

The University of Queensland offers postgraduate coursework programs such as graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, coursework masters, advanced coursework masters and professional doctorates). In addition, you could complete research higher degrees such as the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to equip you with specialist knowledge, enhance your employability, upgrade your qualifications, help you get promoted, or pave the way for your career in academia.

Research

Our researchers are answering some of the world’s toughest questions. With eight internationally recognised research institutes on-site, along with leading academics on staff, you will have the opportunity to study with some of the world’s best researchers. Some of our research highlights include Gardasil®, the cervical cancer vaccine; Triple P – Positive Parenting Program; world-leading MRI technology; discovering the new disease HBSL; and developing microalgae as a green-power biofuel.

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, UQ ranks top 50 in the world in 16 subjects, while holding its position of 2 subjects in the global top 5.

Globally, UQ is in the world's top 30 universities in 8 subject areas, including:

  • 2nd Sports-related Subjects
  • 5th Mineral & Mining Engineering
  • =19th Agriculture & Forestry
  • 20th Environmental Sciences
  • 20th Petroleum Engineering
  • 23rd Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • =27th Hospitality & Leisure Management
  • =30th Psychology

Enquire about your postgraduate study options today!

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University information

Undergraduate programs

To be considered for an offer to a UQ undergraduate program, you'll need to meet all the entry requirements.

For all our undergraduate programs, you must have:

  • completed a  qualification accepted by UQ  – Queensland Year 12 or an equivalent qualification
  • attained the required minimum entry score
  • satisfied any subject prerequisites
  • attained the required level of English language requirements
  • successfully completed any program-specific application requirements.

 

Postgraduate programs

To be considered for an offer to a UQ postgraduate program, you'll need to meet all the entry requirements.

For all our UQ postgraduate coursework programs you must have:

  •           completed a previous qualification and/or professional experience
  •           attained the required minimum grade point average (GPA)
  •           attained the required level of English language requirements
  •           met the other program-specific requirements (if applicable).

Find your program’s specific entry requirements at study.uq.edu.au/study-options/programs .

For further detailed information on UQ’s admissions requirements visit study.uq.edu.au/admissions .


General

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Bachelor

1000+
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87+

Master

550+
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6.5+
87+

St Lucia Campus

Just 7 kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, UQ St Lucia is renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses.

Bounded by the Brisbane River on 3 sides, the 114-hectare site provides a perfect study, research and living environment. You will enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

The gracious sandstone architecture, with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust-registered Great Court – along with spacious parklands and lakes – encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland’s largest research library, fully equipped laboratories and modern lecture theatres.

 

Gatton Campus

UQ Gatton is the University's rural campus. It combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science.

Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and 5 kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility.

The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

 

Herston Campus

Just 3 kilometres from the Brisbane city centre, Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research.

Sharing premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, UQ Herston houses a vibrant clinical and research community that deliver innovative and contemporary research and education programs in a clinical academic environment.

Major research institutes on campus include the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, along with other key facilities such as the Oral Health Centre and the purpose-built Herston Imaging Research Facility.


Dutton Park Campus

A short distance from the St Lucia campus, the newly opened UQ Dutton Park is a health and biotechnology research and teaching hub. The campus is located in a vibrant research and innovation precinct, with an expanding health, biomedical and environmental sciences sector.

It is the primary teaching and research location for UQ’s School of Pharmacy and is home to the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) and the Cornwall Street Medical Centre (UQ Health Care). It is adjacent to the Translational Research Institute, housing UQ’s Frazer Institute, and has strong connections with health and government partners.


UQ’s diverse off-campus facilities include:

• marine research stations at North Stradbroke (Minjerribah) and Heron Islands

• the University Mine and the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre at Indooroopilly

• seismograph station at Mount Nebo

• veterinary science teaching and research centre at Dayboro

• the UQ Business School Downtown in the Brisbane city centre

• Institute for Social Science Research at Long Pocket

• Boyce Gardens, Toowoomba

• teaching hospitals, health centres, student accommodation and other medical research facilities throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast and regional Queensland.


Find out more about our campuses and locations at campuses.uq.edu.au.

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Student life

A life beyond the classroom is a big part of university, and UQ is a great place to meet new people and access a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

Our 3 main campuses at St Lucia, Herston and Gatton boast beautiful grounds where you can relax between classes or catch up with friends. We also offer world-class sporting facilities and more than 220 social, sports, and academic clubs and societies.  UQ also hosts a calendar of events and activities such as cultural festivals, theatre, dances, concerts, movie nights, debates, barbecues, markets, and museum and art exhibitions.

Discover the vibrant student life that awaits you at life.uq.edu.au.

UQ qualifications are highly regarded by Australian and international employers. According to the 2022 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Graduate Outcomes Survey, 81.0 per cent of UQ bachelor's degree graduates available for full-time work had secured full-time employment within 4 months of completing programs, comparing favourably to the national average of 78.5 per cent.

UQ leads Queensland universities in employability rankings. The QS Graduate Employability Rankings placed UQ =63rd globally, meaning UQ graduates are better placed than any other graduates in Queensland to secure employment after graduating.

The UQ student experience provides a foundation for success far beyond graduation. We offer a balance of support, structure and flexibility while preparing you to compete in today’s rapidly evolving workplace. The  UQ Employability Award  program gives you the chance to build skills that future employers value, such as leadership, teamwork, communication, problem-solving and cultural awareness.

UQ Ventures helps students grow their entrepreneurial potential by connecting and collaborating with experts in the startup ecosystem.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

41,413 AUD
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International Students

49,970 AUD
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

The University of Queensland is one of the top universities in Brisbane City, Australia. It is ranked #=40 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #46
  • 2014
    #43
  • 2015
    #=43
  • 2016
    #=46
  • 2017
    #=51
  • 2018
    #=47
  • 2019
    #48
  • 2020
    #47
  • 2021
    #46
  • 2022
    #47
  • 2023
    #=50
  • 2024
    #43
  • 2025
    #=40

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Campus locations

FAQs

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply can be found at study.uq.edu.au/admissions.


You can also apply through a UQ-approved agent. An agent can help you understand our entry requirements and application process.

UQ offers a variety of scholarships for high-achieving international students. Whether you're a new or current student, you can apply for scholarships in areas like academic, sporting, and creative excellence. There are also opportunities to enhance the experience of students from specific countries or regions. Check your eligibility at scholarships.uq.edu.au.

UQ St Lucia is home to 10 on-campus residential colleges as well as UQ-owned student accommodation Kev Carmody House and 48 Walcott Street. Those studying at Gatton campus can live at Gatton Halls of Residence. UQ also partners with a select number of private, purpose-built accommodation providers. For more information visit my.uq.edu.au/student-support/accommodation.

Brisbane (Meanjin), the home of UQ's St Lucia, Herston and Dutton Park campuses, is the capital city of the state of Queensland and its economic and cultural hub. Brisbane has a diverse population of around 2.5 million people and is known for its vibrant lifestyle and warm weather. Approximately one hour’s drive away from Brisbane, Gatton is the home of UQ’s rural Gatton Campus.

UQ is committed to enhancing your employability from day one by helping you to develop valuable career capabilities as well as gain exposure to work environments, engage with different cultural contexts, and expand your professional networks. For more information visit study.uq.edu.au/enhance-your-employability.

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