Program Information
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Fall 2024: Brisbane, Australia
July 22, 2024 - November 16, 2024 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

University of Queensland
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/11/2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
Program Description
Study for a semester as part of your home institution's degree at The University of Queensland (UQ), one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions.

UQ ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including CWTS Leiden Ranking (32*), Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (NTU Ranking) (39), QS World University Rankings (47), the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (36), Academic Ranking of World Universities (51), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (=54)

UQ’s 280,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include approximately 15,400 PhDs. More than 55,000 current students, including more than 20,700 postgraduate students and approximately 20,300 international students from 145 countries, study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.

UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and 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 the first major university in the world to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, through its $125 million solar farm.

UQ is also one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; and one of only three Australian charter members of the global edX consortium for massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Where is UQ? UQ has three campuses in South East Queensland. Brisbane is the home of UQ’s St Lucia and Herston campuses, and the capital city of Queensland. Brisbane has a population of approximately 2.4 million 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 on our doorstep.

Steps to enroll:
Students should submit an application in UD's Study Abroad database.
After the acceptance process from UD, students will be asked to make a deposit and ALSO submit an application directly on UQ's website.
Students will apply for visas on their own, which requires an acceptance letter from UQ.
Students will also apply for housing on their own, which may also require an acceptance letter from UQ.

Orientation week: July 15-19, 2024
Semester starts: July 22 and end November 16, 2024
Semester break: September 23 - 27, 2024.

Students make their own arrangements for housing and pay separately.
Housing examples -

International House
Emmanuel College

U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visitor subclass 500 visa (category Non-Award) in order to remain in Australia for more than 90 days. Students should budget approximately AUD710.00 for visa expenses.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia, nor does it include airport transfer on the date of departure. The program officially begins when students arrive in Brisbane. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker).
All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience).

All University of Queensland (UQ) courses are taught in English, and offerings can vary from semester to semester. Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours and courses must be for credit, not pass-fail. As a UD program, all UQ courses completed with a grade of C or better will transfer back to UD and be placed on a student’s UD transcript. UD's Registrars Office maintains a course equivalency matrix for UQ courses taken by UD students in the past (which transfer as courses from the University of Queensland and appear in the matrix list as INTL-SA.

This program is designed for students in biomedical engineering and requires a meeting with the program advisor, Julie Karand. Students who are not in biomedical engineering are required to meet with their academic advisor or assistant dean to ensure that credits earned on the program will facilitate their progress towards graduation. Students wishing to take courses that do not appear in the matrix must pursue transfer credit approval. It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure according to UD's standard transfer credit procedure, and to have an official transcript from the host institution sent to UD upon the conclusion of the semester abroad.
UNIV 372-014: Study Abroad - University of Queensland (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their exchange experience
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
At least one year of college courses have been completed at UD or another US-based institution prior to this program.
Other important things to note:
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason.
See the University of Queensland’s (UQ) website for up-to-date fee information including the cost of tuition.

Students pay UQ’s tuition (AUD 13710), international insurance (AUD 400) and a $350 UD study abroad admin fee to UD, not UQ. (The USD amount will depend on the exchange rate at the time of the payment).

Students make their own arrangements for housing and pay separately.

U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visitor subclass 500 visa in order to remain in Australia for more than 90 days. Students should budget approximately AUD 710 or visa expenses.

Students do not pay UD tuition or any other UD fees. Financial aid and scholarships that normally apply to UD tuition and/or fees are usually applicable to the costs of the UQ program. However, some UD scholarships and tuition-based parental employment benefits may not be transferrable. Students receiving aid or scholarships or tuition-based benefits due to a parent's employment should consult with Student Financial Services regarding the applicability towards UQ costs.

In addition, students attending the UQ program are considered for study abroad scholarships offered by the Center for Global Programs & Services as part of their application to the Brisbane, Australia program.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2024
Julie Karand
Faculty Director

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.