The University of Queensland
Location: Brisbane, Gatton, Herston
Student population: Over 55,000
UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence and has won more national teaching awards than any other university in Australia. More than 55,000 current students, including 21,000 international students, contribute to a diverse, inclusive community across UQ’s three campuses. Students enjoy innovative and flexible learning options, diverse and dynamic partnership opportunities, and state-of-the-art learning environments.
Everything you need to know
An enviable student lifestyle
UQ students enjoy one of the best campus experiences in the world in a location famous for its safe, relaxed lifestyle, subtropical climate and vibrant, diverse culture. The campuses provide everything students need to study, live and relax. UQ’s location is also a springboard to Queensland’s much-loved tourist destinations with golden beaches, ancient rainforests, scenic mountains, and charming outback towns all within an hour or two’s drive.
Get the competitive edge
UQ’s research, teaching and connections prepare students for exciting careers. UQ qualifications are highly regarded by Australian and international employers alike. According to the 2022 QILT survey, 77.7 per cent of UQ bachelors graduates secured full-time employment within four months of completing their degree.
Beyond the classroom
The University offers an exciting array of activities and events catering to the extracurricular interests of its students. UQ’s award-winning Careers and Employability Service supports students to get the competitive edge after graduation. Students can take advantage of an annual programme of employment workshops and networking events, connecting them to UQ’s extensive community of alumni and professional partners. Meanwhile, UQ Ventures supports students to develop their entrepreneurial potential by collaboration, connecting students with experts in the startup ecosystem.
UQ’s extensive, high-quality range of more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is one of the most comprehensive in Australia. UQ provides choices to give students the flexibility to meet their learning goals. Many degrees offer practical experiences such as field trips and industry placements to boost skills and enhance employability.
Be supported to succeed
The University supports students to make the most of their time at university and to forge connections that last a lifetime. There are more than 220 clubs and societies to choose from. Students can also access academic support, as well as cultural and recreational activities. UQ is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Our Ally Network is an award-winning programme that creates a safe welcoming space for the LGBTIAQ+ community. UQ also provides free support, services and facilities for students with a disability, illness, injury or mental health condition.
UQ St Lucia Considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, UQ St Lucia is surrounded by the Brisbane River and is located close to Brisbane’s city centre. This, UQ’s main campus, is a vibrant mix of historic sandstone buildings, modern architecture, lush parklands, and lakes.
UQ Gatton: UQ’s regional campus is near the town of Gatton, 87km west of Brisbane. It offers a laidback and friendly lifestyle with on-campus accommodation, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals and veterinary science. Students enjoy first-class sporting facilities and can live on campus.
UQ Herston is a hub for UQ’s clinical health teaching and research. Just minutes from Brisbane’s centre, Herston is home to UQ’s Medical, Public Health and Dentistry schools, as well as the UQ Oral Health Centre and several globally significant centres for clinical research.
Other sites: The University of Queensland has eight other teaching sites located throughout Queensland, including the UQ Business School in the centre of Brisbane, marine research stations at Heron Island and Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), and the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE), a leading facility for pharmaceutical research, education and commercialisation.
UQ’s global reputation
The University consistently ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings:
- QS World University Rankings 2024 (43)
- Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 (53)
- Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022 (47)
- Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (NTU Ranking) 2022 (33)
- S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2023 (36)
The QS World University Rankings By Subject 2023 rank the University among the top 50 in the world in 16 subjects. It is in the top 30 for eight subjects, including:
- Sports-related subjects (2)
- Mineral and mining engineering (5)
- Agriculture and forestry (=19)
- Environmental sciences (20)
- Petroleum engineering (20)
- Pharmacy and pharmacology (23)
- Hospitality and leisure management (=27)
- Psychology (30)