• Arriving at the St Lucia campus. Photo credit: The University of QueenslandArriving at the St Lucia campus. Photo credit: The University of Queensland
  • UQ students in the Global Change Institute. Photo credit: The University of QueenslandUQ students in the Global Change Institute. Photo credit: The University of Queensland
  • University of Queensland students. Photo credit: UQUniversity of Queensland students. Photo credit: UQ
  • Heron Island - a UQ research station. Photo credit: UQHeron Island - a UQ research station. Photo credit: UQ
  • Forgan Smith building at the University of Queensland. Photo credit: UQForgan Smith building at the University of Queensland. Photo credit: UQ

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a global top 50* university and one of Australia’s leading teaching and research institutions. UQ has maintained a global reputation for creating positive change by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. At UQ, we’re changing the way that higher education is imagined and experienced. Our students enjoy innovative and flexible learning options, diverse and dynamic partnership opportunities, and an integrated digital and campus learning environment.

You will enjoy being part of a vibrant community of more than 53,600 students studying across UQ’s three campuses in south east Queensland. Our students include more than 18,600 postgraduate and around 18,000 international students from 135 countries who contribute to a diverse, supportive and inclusive campus community.

With a strong focus on teaching excellence, and having won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university, UQ is committed to providing students with the best opportunities and practical experiences, empowering them with transferable knowledge and skills that will prepare them to exceed expectations throughout their careers. 

UQ's 264,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include over 14,000 PhDs.

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and over 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1,500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. Some of our research highlights include Gardasil®, the cervical cancer vaccine; Triple P – Positive Parenting Program; world-leading MRI technology; discovering the new disease HBSL; and developing microalgae as a green-power biofuel. UQ is also one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8); and one of three Australian charter members of the global edX consortium for massive open online courses (MOOCs).

As a UQ student our research, work-integrated learning and connections prepare you to forge an exciting career. Outside the classroom you can participate in our many career resources and networking events, and participate in the UQ Employability Award programme to build the skills that future employers value. There are also exciting exchange opportunities to study at our 200 partner institutions in 38 different countries, and access to over 220 social, sports and academic clubs and societies.

Where is UQ?

UQ has three campuses in south east Queensland. Brisbane is the home of the University’s St Lucia and Herston campuses, and is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane has a population of approximately 2.4 million people and offers a relaxed and safe lifestyle, subtropical climate and vibrant culture. Brisbane is fast becoming a hub in the Asia–Pacific for business, investment, major events and education, with World Heritage rainforests, mountain ranges and beaches all on our doorstep.

World rankings

*UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings:

  • CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 (36)
  • Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2019 (40)
  • QS World University Rankings 2020 (47) 
  • US News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019 (42)
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 (55)
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 (69)

According to the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, UQ ranks number two in the world in sport related subjects and number five for mineral and mining engineering. There are seven UQ subjects that rank in the top 30 subjects in the world, including environmental sciences (11); agriculture and forestry (17); education (19); nursing (21); psychology (23); hospitality and leisure management (27) and sociology (29).

Scholarships and funding

IWC Masters Scholarships - Each year a number of scholarships are available to international students of the Masters of Integrated Water Management programme taught at the University of Queensland.  Find out more here.

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