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University of Queensland (direct enroll)

Brisbane, Australia
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EA Advisor: 
Joy Gursky

Program Overview

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s top teaching and research institutions.  Founded in 1910, the University is internationally renowned for its highly awarded teaching staff, world-class facilities and superior campus environment and consistently ranks in the top 1 percent of world university rankings.   As a member of Universitas 21 (U21), the leading global network of research intensive universities working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research inspired teaching and learning and student mobility, it maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world. The 285-acre campus hosts 51,000 students, including 13,300 international students from 141 countries.  UQ’s main campus is located in the picturesque inner-city suburb of St Lucia. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and a short distance from the Brisbane city center, the campus provides students with the perfect study, research and living environment. Each campus of the St. Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton campuses have Student Centres which provide information and student support services. The UQ Union is the student representation body that coordinates various student services and activities, including over 190 affiliated clubs and societies. Check out this video about the UQ campus.

The University of Queensland is located in Brisbane, Australia, which is the capital city of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia. The environment is safe, friendly, and multicultural to make for an excellent location for exchange students.  The inner city features the Brisbane River, parklands, museums, art galleries, a casino, shopping districts, and a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés.  Students tend to enjoy the sub-tropical climate all year round and the city is conveniently located just one hour away from the golden beaches of the Gold Coast and the national park rainforests of the hinterland.


Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:

Course Offerings
Browse UMD course evaluations in the Study Abroad Course Database:


There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

University of Queensland Credit UMD Credit
1 UQ credit 2 UMD credits
2 UQ credits 4 UMD credits

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on June 5, 2014.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

University of Queensland Grade UMD Grade
4/P C -


Costs for Other Approved Programs are outlined on the Costs of Study Abroad page.

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Year (Fall-Spring) 2023 03/01/2023 01/20/2023
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 01/20/2023
Spring 2024 10/15/2023 06/01/2023