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)
  • veterina

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