STEM, Business, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
University of Queensland
As one of Australia's most prestigious universities, the University of Queensland (UQ) is ranked in the top 50 global universities and is one of the founding members of the elite Group of Eight (Go8). The Saint Lucia campus, where ISA participants attend courses, is a magnificent 280-acre piece of land bounded on all sides by the Brisbane River and features beautiful sandstone architecture, three lakes, eight athletic ovals, an aquatic center, and more. UQ offers one of Australia's most comprehensive ranges of study courses, many of which include lectures and tutorials, group work, and practical lab or field work. With a student population of more than 52,000 students, one in every four students is an international student. This multicultural student population allows for exposure to a range of cultures and networks, giving a well-rounded international experience.
Cricos Code: 00025B
Spring 2 2020
Feb 09, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
Nov 15, 2019
4 - 8 Host University Units
3.00 Minimum GPA*
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Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
As an ISA student attending UQ, you will begin your study abroad experience with 4 day/3 night Bridging Cultures Orientation Program in stunning Byron Bay - click on excursions to learn more.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Brisbane Program Manager.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
- You must have Sophomore standing (second year) and be enrolled in a four-year university at the time of participation.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Host University Units
4 - 8
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
16 - 24
- Course Selection
The courses listed below are only a sampling of what the university offers. Please see the full University of Queensland Course Catalog, linked below, for additional courses.
- Course Structure
Classes are lecture style with seminar (small group) sessions following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
- Course Credit
Average credit load at University of Queensland (UQ) is 8 credit points per semester. Per the University of Queensland's recommendation, 1 credit point = 3 U.S. semester credits (4 U.S. quarter credits); 2 credit points = 4 U.S. semester credits (6 quarter credits). The final decision regarding credit transfer is determined by your home university.
- Transcript Information
The transcript from the University of Queensland will reflect units for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
- COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Queensland (UQ) course codes. All UQ course codes consist of four letter abbreviations detailing the discipline of the course (such as PHRM for Pharmacy) and four numbers. Courses with numbers beginning with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 are designed for undergraduate students. A code beginning with 1 represents first-year studies, 2 second-year, 3 third-year, 4 fourth-year and 5 fifth-year. Courses coded as third, fourth or fifth-year are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
As a resident in ISA housing you will have the opportunity to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Brisbane. Step out your door to explore not only your campus, but also the unique neighborhoods, local markets, and city happenings that will have you feeling right at home in no time. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Costs vary according to accommodation selected and session, but range from $4,250-$5,600, without meals, and starts at $9,000 with meals (subject to change). We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Apartment Without Meals
Apartment living in Brisbane places you at the doorstep of city happenings within the lively neighborhood of South Bank while still being conveniently located 20 minutes, via public transit, from the University of Queensland campus. Rooms are twin share (same gender) with ensuite bathroom in a 16 person, co-ed flat OR single with ensuite bathroom in a 5 person, co-ed flat. Kitchen and living room spaces are shared between flat-mates. Flats are comprised of international students as well as local students attending various universities in Brisbane. Linens, kitchenware and an Internet package are included; however, meals are not included.
Dorm With Meals
On-campus accommodation presents you with a cross-cultural experience of living with fellow undergraduate students from nearly 40 countries. Throughout the semester, accommodation staff arrange social events which encourage residents to expand their cultural knowledge and in turn, cultivate a global living community. As an on-campus resident, you will be placed in a single bedroom and will share a bathroom with 4-5 other students (co-ed). Each room is equipped with hardwire Internet access and an Internet package is included. Bed linens are included as well as a full meal plan.
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option will be responsible for your own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program
Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.
North Stradbroke Island
Enjoy a weekend getaway to "Straddie," the world's second largest sand island, and a favorite destination among locals. Soak up the sub-tropical climate and experience one of many unique recreational, historical, and cultural activities that the island provides, including sand-boarding, kayaking, and learning about the distinctive culture of the Quandamooka people. Most importantly, savor the beauty and slow-paced lifestyle of this local gem.
Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge
Situated within the Gold Coast Hinderland and World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest is Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge. This stunning, often overlooked, environment is the remnant of a volcanic eruption on Mt. Warning in the neighboring state of New South Wales. It boasts impressive waterfalls, an abundance of native vegetation and wildlife, and some of the oldest forests in Australia.
Cultural Activities in Brisbane
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Brisbane. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Brisbane special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a visit to the Eat Street Markets, a stop by the Queensland Cultural Centre, a day trip to the Gold Coast Hinterlands, attending a local rugby game, and a visit to the Brisbane Night Sky Observatory.