The University of Queensland

About The University of Queensland

Ranked in the top 50* universities in the world, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's finest higher education institutions with:

- more national awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university

- exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research levels

- opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable connections with prospective employers through internships and work placements

- the chance 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 over 52,000 students, including over 15,400 international students from 141 countries. 

The University’s outstanding 250,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.

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

The University has eight world-class research institutes and more than 100 research centres, attracting researchers whose innovations are having a global impact. 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. 

As a UQ student you will benefit from the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during your studies. The UQ Employability Award program ( offers you the opportunity to further your skills beyond the classroom by participating in a broad range of activities in areas of volunteering and work experience to lay a foundation for success far beyond graduation. There are also exchange opportunities to more than 185 partner institutions in 40 countries and access to more than 200 clubs and societies.

*UQ consistently ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (41), the US News Best Global Universities Rankings (45), and QS World University Rankings (47).

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Where is UQ?

UQ has three campuses in and around Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne, and it has a multicultural population of around 2.2 million people.

Brisbane has hosted many large-scale cultural and sporting events, including the 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit, the Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.

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