University of Queensland

Why UQ?

The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked UQ amongst its picks for the world's top universities in 2004. With over 35,000 students, its highly awarded teaching staff, more than 4000 courses, and its location in Brisbane (one of Australia's largest cities at a population of 1.8 million), UQ is sure to offer something of excellence for everyone.

  • Terms: fall (July thru November), spring (February thru July).
  • Eligibility: open to all students currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university; minimum 3.0 GPA; minimum sophomore standing by the time of study in Australia.
  • Credits: 12-15 undergraduate per semester.
  • Frequently asked questions: visit our FAQ page to learn about financial aid and more.
  • Application deadlines: March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring.  All application materials must be received or postmarked by the deadline. 

How to Apply

Please check back with us shortly as we prepare to roll out our brand new website and online application!

Courses at UQ

Typically, you take at least three and no more than four courses at UQ. Check out UQ's course offerings for more information.


Housing at UQ is quite different from what you are used to in the US. On campus housing space is very limited, and actually run by private organizations independent from the university. For each one, you must make a formal application. You will pay for their services after you arrive in Australia with Australian dollars. If you want a room at one of these establishments, you must apply early and understand that you are not entitled to a room. Most students at UQ live off campus in the many private rentals geared towards students near the campus area. UQ's Accommodation Services will in fact arrange for you to visit these places. They will even set you up with temporary accommodations and an airport pick up at the Brisbane International Airport for when you first arrive. Some rentals are furnished, and some are not! For more information about accommodations at UQ and in Brisbane, please visit UQ's Accommodation Services website.


Brisbane is located in the center of Australia on its eastern coast. The climate is warm all year round and an hour away you will find the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is Australia's top beach destination year round. You can easily and quickly access this area while at UQ via public transportation, bus, or train. Nearby, you will also find the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system and also a World Heritage site and one of CNN's seven natural wonders of the world. To learn more about this amazing city and region, start by checking out Lonely Planet's description.

Semester Cost Estimate

Please note that all fees are subject to change without notice. 

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about study abroad and exchange opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us at:

Global Education Office
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 564-3287
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 388-6784
Fax: (518) 564-3292

Location: We are on the second floor of the Kehoe Administration Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.