University of Queensland (UQ): A Guide for Indian Students

Are you an Indian student who is interested in studying at the University of Queensland (UQ), one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities? If yes, then this article is for you. In this article, you will find out:

  • Why choose UQ as your study destination
  • What are the admission requirements and scholarships for Indian students
  • What are the ranking and fees of UQ
  • What is the campus life and culture of UQ
  • How to prepare for your UQ journey

Why choose UQ as your study destination

UQ is a world-class university that offers a range of programs across six faculties and eight research institutes. UQ has a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research, and has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. UQ also has a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, and supports students to develop their skills and ideas through various initiatives and competitions.

As an international student at UQ, you will benefit from:

  • A diverse and inclusive community of over 18,000 international students from more than 130 countries
  • A supportive and friendly environment that helps you settle in and succeed
  • A vibrant and dynamic campus life with over 200 clubs and societies, sports facilities, cultural events and more
  • A range of services and resources to enhance your wellbeing, academic performance and employability
  • A beautiful and sunny location in Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, with easy access to natural wonders, cultural attractions and entertainment options

What are the admission requirements and scholarships for Indian students

To apply for admission to UQ, you need to meet the academic and English language requirements for your chosen program. You can find the specific entry requirements for each program on the UQ website1. You can also use the UQ Entry Score Calculator2 to convert your Indian qualifications into an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), which is used to assess your eligibility for admission.

You also need to apply for a student visa through the Australian Department of Home Affairs3, and have a valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your studies.

UQ offers a range of scholarships for international students, including the UQ International High Achievers Award for Indian students, which provides a 20% discount on tuition fees for eligible students. You can find out more about the scholarships and how to apply on the UQ Scholarships website4.

What are the ranking and fees of UQ

UQ is consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and among the top 10 universities in Australia. According to the QS World University Rankings 2024, UQ is ranked #43 in the world and #5 in Australia5. UQ is also ranked #36 in the world and #3 in Australia by the US News & World Report University Rankings 20246.

The tuition fees for UQ programs vary depending on the level and duration of study. You can find the indicative fees for each program on the UQ website7. The average annual tuition fee for an undergraduate program at UQ is AUD 46,027, and for a postgraduate program is AUD 44,3708. You also need to consider the cost of living in Brisbane, which is estimated to be around AUD 20,000 per year9.

What is the campus life and culture of UQ

UQ has three campuses in South East Queensland: St Lucia, Herston and Gatton. Each campus has its own unique features and facilities, such as libraries, laboratories, lecture theatres, cafes, shops, museums, art galleries and more. You can take a virtual tour of the campuses on the UQ website10, or book a campus tour to visit them in person11.

UQ also offers a rich and diverse campus life and culture, where you can make friends, have fun and pursue your interests. You can join over 200 clubs and societies, ranging from academic, cultural, social, sporting, religious and political groups. You can also participate in various events and activities organised by UQ Life, such as O-Week, NAIDOC Festival, Volunteer Week, Mental Health Week and more12.

UQ also values and respects the diversity of its students and staff, and fosters a culture of inclusion and belonging. UQ has policies and programs to support students from different backgrounds and circumstances, such as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students, students with disabilities, students with faith and religion, and students from the LGBTQIA+ community13.

How to prepare for your UQ journey

Once you have received an offer from UQ and accepted it, you need to prepare for your UQ journey. Here are some steps to help you get ready:

We hope this article has given you a comprehensive overview of UQ and what it has to offer for Indian students. If you have any questions or need any assistance, you can contact the UQ International team18 or the UQ Indian Student Club. We look forward to welcoming you to UQ and wish you all the best for your studies.

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