• 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 a global reputation for creating 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 134 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 to exceed expectations throughout their careers.

UQ’s 276,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include over 14,800 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).


Our research, work-integrated learning and connections prepare student to forge exciting careers. You can participate in our career resources and networking events, as well as in the UQ Employability Award programme to build the skills employers value. There are also exciting opportunities for exchange study at our 180 partner institutions in 38 countries, and access to over 220 social, sports and academic clubs and societies. 

Our campuses

UQ has three campuses in south east Queensland. Brisbane is the home of the St Lucia and Herston campuses, and is the state capital of Queensland.It has a population of around 2.4 million, and is 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.


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

  • CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 (32)
  • Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2019 (40)
  • QS World University Rankings 2020 (47)
  • US News Best Global Universities Rankings 2020 (42)
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019 (54)
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 (66)

According to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, UQ ranks in the top 50 in the world in 21 subjects, with two subjects in the world’s top five and nine in the world’s top 30, including: Sports-related subjects (3); mineral and mining engineering (5); environmental sciences (14); education (23=); hospitality and leisure management (23); psychology (23); agriculture and forestry (25); civil and structural engineering (26);  and veterinary science (28).

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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