University of Queensland

History

The history of the creation of the University of Queensland start at 1874, with many proposals asking for a university in the region, however this didn’t go too smoothly, and until 1983 there was only one result of these proposals, the Queensland University Extension Movement, with a focus on public lectures. Nonetheless it’s work proved vital on the long run, and the interest it generated resulted in a draft bill for a new university. As the result of this process the University of Queensland saw the light in 1909.

Queensland is usually number one when it comes to the areas of veterinary medicine, business administration and life sciences in Australia, and their mining engineering programs are also listed as the first in the world.

Programs Offered

Across it’s 7 faculties the University of Queensland offers well over a 100 programs aimed at undergraduates, due to the size of their selection the following list is just a sample of the full catalog available at the institution:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Musicology
  • Ancient History
  • Film and Television Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Professional Writing and Communication
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture
  • Drug Design & Development & Innovation Management
  • Computational Science and Geographical Sciences
  • User Experience Design
  • Exercise and Sport Sciences

Admission requirements

For admission to the University of Queensland the prospective student must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of Queensland Year 12 or an equivalent. 
  • Fulfill the desired program minimum score
  • Reach the subject prerequisites 
  • Meet the English language proficiency score
  • Completion of any other  program-specific requirements

In short it’s important to properly check what each program demands of it’s students to make sure you meet the criteria.

While international students apply directly to the University of Queensland, locals need to use the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Student Life

Student life will never get boring at Queensland, from the start students are granted access to the school’s library, as well as a multitude of shops and cafes, and even child care is supported for those who want to pursue an education while being parents.

With it’s own Bar Bistro, the Red Room, Queensland is frequently the host to a variety of musical events, ranging from eurovision parties to classical symphonies, if that isn’t enough the campus also hosts 4 museums, one of  the most dedicated sport venues in the region and a boundless amount of clubs to choose from.

Part-time work

While part-time work isn’t prohibited or discouraged explicitly by the University of Queensland there also isn’t a strong base to pursue it through the university’s own tools and portals, external portals like Indeed can help find on-campus jobs, but if speed is important, pursuing a job on the city might prove faster.

Fees

On average a domestic student who isn’t commonwealth supported will pay $30,000 per year; however most domestic undergraduate students are in fact Commonwealth Supported, meaning the government subsidizes their tuition fees, Australian and New Zealand citizens as well as permanent visa holders can all apply for CSP.

For International students the average tuition fee per year is closer to $42,000.

Ranking

The University of Queensland is currently ranked as the 54th best university in the world, making it the 2nd best university in it’s home country of Australia.

University Contact

Address:  St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

Phone: +61 7 3365 1111

Email: admissions@uq.edu.au

Summary

The University of Queensland is simply one of the best options for a higher level education in Australia, it’s course selection is probably unmatched in the country, and it’s reputation precedes it in all matters, if you have the means to apply and enroll it’s definitely an option you have to strongly consider.