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Queensland Universities

There are 11 highly ranked universities in Queensland, offering hundreds of Australian university courses to students.


Queensland universities


There’s a big future awaiting students who choose Queensland for their university education. 

Queensland is home to some of Australia’s top universities and offers study and research opportunities across a wide range of industries. These universities offer education programs for undergraduate, postgraduate and research including: bachelor degrees, honours, graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters by coursework, masters by research and PhDs.

Queensland universities offer study and research opportunities across a wide range of industries. Queensland universities are where big futures are being realised in future-focused areas including biomedicine, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, advanced agriculture technology, smart mining, sustainable energy, entrepreneurship and more. 




Pathways to Queensland universities


There are various different pathway options available to get admitted to a Queensland university.


Foundation courses

The equivalent of undertaking year 12 (the senior year in Queensland) to allow students to meet the academic requirements needed to start a Bachelor degree at university. Courses vary from 13 weeks to 1 year.


University diplomas

The equivalent of studying the first year of the relevant Bachelor degree and allow students to upgrade their qualifications. Courses may combine academic and English language studies and usually run for 2 semesters.


Vocational education and training 

Vocational education and training (VET) courses are often recognised by universities as prior learning, which can contribute to a Bachelor degree. Students must check the credit arrangements with the relevant university.



Graduating from a Queensland High School (Yr12) provides a direct pathway to university entry for eligible students. The 'Tertiary Entrance Statement' indicates the rankings for eligible students for tertiary admission.


Student exchange

Queensland's 11 universities have an impressive range of exchange agreements with high-quality institutions. Students can undertake an exchange for 1 or 2 semesters while gaining credit towards a degree.



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