Across the globe, more and more students are choosing Queensland to help turn their big dreams into a big future.
Queensland is home to highly ranked and globally recognised universities offering hundreds of courses to students from more than 100 nationalities across the globe.
In addition to world-class qualifications in traditional academic disciplines, Queensland has an eye on the future and is delivering leading programs across the growth areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Biomedicine, Next Generation Aerospace, Advanced Agriculture, Sustainable Energy and Smart Mining. From Aviation to Zoology, Queensland universities offer students diverse study options, world-class education and flexible learning in a safe and vibrant community. When you start here, you can go anywhere.
ACU’s McAuley Campus sprawls across the light, leafy suburb of Banyo in the northern areas of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. With more than 150 years of educational heritage, ACU is one of Australia’s fastest-growing and most affordable universities, offering competitive tuition fees for international students as well as full and partial scholarships.
The University’s international student population is made up of students from more than 90 countries enrolled across almost 180 high-quality, career-relevant undergraduate and postgraduate programs including Biomedical Science, Business, Health and Education. ACU also integrates English Language Centres and diploma pathways into its programs to support student learning.
McAuley Campus is a welcoming second home for international students with off-campus accommodation, a range of support services, visa assistance, student clubs, societies and social events.
A global community of students from more than 90 countries combine their tertiary studies at the private, boutique-style Bond University, which offers accelerated bachelor and master degrees that allow students to graduate earlier.
Bond’s learning structure spans 3 semesters per year, instead of 2 semesters, enabling students to complete a 6-semester course in 2 years including Bachelor degrees in Biomedical and Health Sciences and Entrepreneurial, Digital and Health Transformation. Bond also offers Professional Master's programs with 5 months of practical industry placement, improving international students’ eligibility for post-study work visas.
Bond has outstanding links with industry partners and a global alumni network spanning 80 countries, helping students gain work experience while studying and providing valuable career connections for graduates.
Bond University has been recognised with 5-star ratings across its educational program, facilities and student support by both the Good Universities Guide and the QS Stars international university rating system.
CQU is an inclusive and innovative university, delivering courses to students online, on campus and in designated study hubs across Queensland. CQU has campuses in the thriving capital of Brisbane; the tropical cities of Cairns, Townsville and Charters Tower; the coastal communities of Bundaberg and Sunshine Coast and the regional centres of Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone and Emerald.
Students can study more than 100 programs, from Certificate level through to Master and PhD projects in fields including Agriculture, Aviation, Environmental and Medical Sciences, Engineering and Health.
In addition to flexible study options, CQU offers international students English and pathway programs, affordable fees, scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels of study and internship opportunities across its most popular programs.
One of Queensland’s newest campuses, Federation University’s state-of-the-art facility is located in the Brisbane city centre within walking distance of great eateries, shopping, entertainment, accommodation and public transport. Ranked number 1 in Australia for teaching quality by the 2021 Good Universities Guide, Federation University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Allied Health, Health Services, Business and Information Technology.
International students are provided all the assistance they need to succeed, from pre-arrival information and orientation activities, to English language support and academic pathway programs, to personal support, learning skills and employment advice. On-campus recruitment advisors also guide students through course options, campus facilities, scholarships and the application process.
Griffith University has students from more than 130 countries studying across its 5 state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane, the adjacent city of Logan and the Gold Coast. Griffith pioneers cutting-edge, forward-thinking programs in diverse study areas including Environmental Science and Engineering; Aviation; Biomedical, Health, Medical and Marine Sciences; Business Innovation; Industrial Design; and Urban and Environmental Planning.
Griffith consistently ranks among the top 5% of universities globally for its relevant, internationally focused degrees that produce job-ready graduates.
Flexible delivery options across more than 200 degree programs allow students to begin their courses online and commence on-campus studies at a later date. Griffith also offers international students access to scholarships, competitive tuition fees and academic and social support.
Study from JCU’s postcard-perfect topical campuses in the far-north Queensland cities of Cairns and Townsville or learn from its Brisbane campus in the state’s cosmopolitan capital. The Center for World University Rankings lists JCU as the world’s top institution for studying Marine and Freshwater Biology.
JCU courses offer field trips, hands-on experience, professional placements and real-world projects that give students a taste of life in Australia. Courses equip students with practical experience, industry-leading skills and research-based knowledge in high-demand areas.
Students can study specialised courses including Australia’s only Bachelor of Geology, as well as Marine and Environmental Sciences, Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies and Marine Habitat Conservation and Restoration. Small class sizes guarantee students personalised academic and social support throughout their studies.
JCU welcomes students from across the globe with a dedicated International Student Support Team, orientation program, on-campus accommodation, financial aid and scholarships and student associations.
QUT’s global outlook is embraced by students from more than 100 countries, at its 2 inner-city campuses in the capital of Brisbane. QUT offers international students more than 100 real-world courses with rewarding career pathways, practical learning, industry connections and global career opportunities.
QUT’s esteemed worldwide rankings, career development programs and practical courses produce confident, job-ready graduates in fields including Electrical and Aerospace Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health, Business and Creative Industries.
International students can access flexible study, undergraduate research opportunities, award-winning lecturers and mid-year entry and can benefit from QUT’s strategic partnerships with industry leaders and global giants.
The Gold Coast is a major centre for tertiary education with SCU an important player in the sector. The future-focused university offers globally resonant degrees and research opportunities in areas including Aviation Management, Environmental Science, Regenerative Agriculture, Forest Science and Management, Marine Science and Management and Sustainable Engineering Management.
Located at Coolangatta, just 400m from North Kirra Beach and adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport, SCU is home to students from more than 50 countries enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. SCU also collaborates with other international institutions, such as Tianjin University of Science and Technology and Guangxi University of Science and Technology in China, to deliver courses throughout Asia and the Pacific. SCU’s support structure for international students is well-regarded and its courses rank highly, particularly in the fields of Geochemistry, Zoology, Crop and Pasture production and Forestry Sciences.
Australia’s fastest-growing university takes a careers-focused approach to higher education, offering courses in Business, Design, Hospitality, Education and Health. Torrens University’s cutting-edge Brisbane campus is located in the vibrant Fortitude Valley precinct, only minutes from the city centre. The campus overlooks the Brisbane River and offers a creative and stimulating learning environment with the latest digital technologies as well as open learning and collaborative classroom and project spaces.
Torrens’ mission is to provide international students with employment-ready skills and knowledge and global learning experiences. International students can tap into Torrens’ vast partnership network to attain industry placements with some of the most influential brands in the world.
International students can access more than 300 high-quality, industry-focused and competitively priced courses, benefit from small class sizes with experienced lecturers and elect to study online from anywhere in the world.
UQ is the largest university in Queensland with almost 400 programs and more than 4000 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The University has a wide choice of courses in engineering specialisations and its Bachelor of Arts degree covers 42 individual study areas and 10 languages.
Its main campus sprawls along the river in Brisbane’s leafy inner-city suburb of St Lucia with a purpose-built health and medicine hub in the nearby suburb of Herston. UQ’s rural Gatton campus lies west of Brisbane and houses teaching and research facilities in Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences. The University has 9 leading research institutes and consistently ranks among the world’s top 100 universities.
UQ’s community is made up of international students from more than 134 different countries who can access internships and work placements and have the opportunity to study part of their degree overseas at a partner institution.
USQ is a young, dynamic university with 3 regional campuses in the state’s southeast; 2 in the heritage cities of Toowoomba and Ipswich and 1 in the new master-planned city of Springfield. Courses are delivered in a flexible and supportive environment, earning USQ a national reputation for its on-campus and online programs. Qualifications range from diplomas through to PhDs across a range of in-demand fields including Agricultural, Mining and Environmental Engineering; Wine and Food Sciences; Applied Climate Science; Spatial Science Technology; and Biomedical and Medical Laboratory Science.
USQ is the only Australian university with Boeing 737 and A320 flight simulators, bolstering its industry-leading Aviation program. The University provides students the opportunity to participate in the Qantas Group Future Pilot Program which sees students transition to employment with QantasLink upon graduation from the program.
USC welcomes students from around the globe, who study more than 100 programs across the major academic areas of Arts, Business, Science, Health, Education, Engineering and Law. USC continually adds programs to meet global employment trends, including specialised courses in Animal Ecology, Environmental Management and Science, Climate Change Adaptation and Biomedical, Health and Medical Sciences.
USC has campuses along the southern coast of Queensland, including its flagship Sippy Downs campus on the Sunshine Coast about 90km from Brisbane and adjoining the Mooloolah National Park.
The university provides modern teaching facilities, including leading-edge 3D simulation suites for interactive learning in engineering, and constantly expands its research activity, particularly in the health sector.
USC Student Central supports International students in a variety of ways to ease their transition, assist their learning and ensure they enjoy their USC experience. Support is offered for academic and administrative needs including visas, finance advice and career guidance.