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  • Locations: Brisbane, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 16
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Economics and International Affairs, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, Industrial Design, International Affairs, Literature, Media and Communication, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Music Technology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Public Policy, Sociology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Biomedical Engineering Housing Type: Off-Campus Residence Hall, On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Meg Sonstroem International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Fall semester:  mid July – mid November
Spring semester:  late February – late June
Academic Year:  mid July – late June

This university is located in Brisbane, Australia. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
State Department - Australia 
Students Abroad - Australia
Lonely Planet - Australia
Facts and Figures - Brisbane
10 Reasons to Study in Brisbane

The University of Queensland has nearly 100 years experience in tertiary education. UQ is a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) – a leading group of Australian universities that collectively enrolls one-third of all university students and conducts 70 percent of all university research in Australia. Go8 graduates boast a full-time employment rate almost five percent above that of other Australian universities. UQ also boasts more than 2,400 highly qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research, many of whom are recognized internationally as leaders in their fields. Flexible learning is part of the UQ's overall strategy to deliver an enhanced, student-centered approach to learning by applying the most effective, flexible and appropriate teaching and learning modes and technologies. UQ students enjoy the sense of community of its cosmopolitan campuses, renowned as among the most beautiful and well-equipped in Australia. The first-rate facilities and packed annual programs of social and recreational activities make studying at UQ a balanced and enjoyable experience. 

  • off-campus student housing or rental houses
  • on-campus residential colleges
More than 90 percent of UQ students live off-campus. Independent providers (not part of UQ) offer a variety of housing custom-built for students. Some follow a residential, college-style arrangement, while self-catering houses and unit complexes are also available. Applications for this style of housing should be submitted online directly to the provider.  For advice and the UQ Rental's Database, please see the Accommodation Services website.

More than 2350 students live on-campus in 10 residential colleges at UQ St Lucia. Colleges generally provide individual bedrooms (usually with shared bathrooms), meals, laundry facilities, and common social and recreation spaces. They may also offer academic tutorials, pastoral care and religious observance (in those founded by churches). A few provide self-catered accommodation, including Cromwell College (Campus Lodge), International House, and Women’s College. Students are part of a close-knit community and are encouraged to experience the range of cultural, social and sporting activities that are part of college life. All colleges accept applications regardless of students’ religious affiliations or views, although some give priority to students committed to the college ethos. Most colleges charge fees annually or per semester and students are expected to stay for the full period. Fees usually cover only the 33-36 week academic teaching period. Many students prefer to return home during vacations. In some cases, it is possible to remain at college during vacations for a weekly fee. Students can usually move into the college on arrival. In most cases, it is difficult to enter a college during the year, but some mid-year vacancies are available. On-campus accommodation is in high demand. Students should apply directly to the appropriate college as soon as they have received an offer to avoid disappointment. Application forms are available directly from colleges or via the Accommodation Services website. Applicants are advised to consider a second option in the event college accommodation is not available.

Because Queensland is a thriving multicultural community, there is a wide variety of food from most parts of the world. There are three refectories (cafeterias) at UQ St Lucia, providing a variety of menus to suit all tastes. UQ St Lucia students also have access to six cafés, a noodle and sushi bar, an ice-creamery, juice bar, pizza cafe, sweets shop and the Red Room bistro. The wide variety of foods available consist of light snacks, Asian noodles, vegetarian dishes, pizza, kebabs, burgers, BBQs, sushi, sandwiches, cakes and hot lunches.
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info

For Queensland's course catalog, click here.  Course listings can also be found under individual majors listed here.

Almost all exchange students study at UQ's St. Lucia campus (or occasionally at the Gatton campus).  Please take note of which UQ campus a course is being offered at when searching the course catalog.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1 UQ unit = 1.92 GT credit
2 UQ units (typical course) = 3.84 GT credits

UQ Grade = US Grade
85-100% (7, High Distinction) = A
75-84% (6, Distinction) = A
65-74% (5, Credit) = B
50-64% (4, Pass) = C
46-49% (3, Fail) = D
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Participants must have a valid passport and student visa. For Australian student visa instructions and forms click here and click here. Study abroad students going to Australia are required to purchase the OSHC insurance in order to obtain an Australian visa. 
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.

Advisor Information
Meg Sonstroem