Find out more about Queensland in July.


The program is open to international students who have completed a minimum of one year of full-time undergraduate studies at a university, with a passing Grade Point Average. Students must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • currently enrolled at a university

It is not necessary to provide proof of your English language proficiency to apply.

We recommend students have a level of English language proficiency comparable to the following:

  • a native English speaker, have studied in an English speaking institution, or have undertaken courses taught at your university in English (excluding English language courses)
  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 87
  • or equivalent

Note that we may request evidence of a student’s English language proficiency (e.g. via evidence on a transcript or official letter from your university). Approval is at the discretion of the Faculty. For more information about The University of Queensland’s English language proficiency requirements, see the English Language Proficiency Admission and Concurrent Support Procedures.

This program is only open to current international university students.

International students in Australia studying at other universities are welcome to apply but should confirm their eligibility with their home university.

The Queensland in July program is not available for current UQ degree students.

Is Queensland in July the right program for me?

Any eligible university student can apply for the Queensland in July program, but the courses will be of particular interest to business, economics and science students.

The program does not have any subject prerequisite requirements (see note below) and is suitable for students who wish to undertake another course over their July (or northern hemisphere summer) break.

This program is a great option if you are new to travel as you will be part of a group and will be looked after by staff within our international services team.


Strategic Decision Making has the following prerequisite requirements which applicants are required to have successfully completed with a passing grade (or above) before being approved to undertake the program: Basic calculus (basic algebraic properties, functions, derivatives), Basic probability (probability, distributions, expected value). 

Please provide evidence of having met these prerequisite requirements upon application.

Travel, visas and accommodation

Please do not purchase plane tickets or arrange accommodation until you receive an official acceptance letter from The University of Queensland and an appropriate visa for the Queensland in July short-term program.


Please check with the Australian Embassy/Consulate in your country to see whether you require a visa.

Visa applications should be lodged as early as possible, following acceptance into the program, to allow adequate processing time. Unfortunately, UQ cannot provide detailed advice on visas as we are not the visa-issuing authority. Please contact the Australian Embassy/Consulate if you have any specific questions about getting a visa.

Important note

Due to the short length of this program, there are Visitor Visa and Working Holiday visa options. You will not be required to apply for a student visa. Find out more and apply through the Australian Department of Home Affairs


It is a UQ requirement that students are covered by a comprehensive health, accident and travel insurance policy for the duration of the Queensland in July program.

Your home university may cover you under their travel insurance policy while you are on the program, so we recommend contacting your university to find out if you are eligible. If your university does not cover you, you will need to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy through a reputable provider which includes an appropriate level of travel insurance to cover the cost of your accommodation and travel, as well as any other expenses, including treatment for ill-health and personal injury, for which we will not be liable. All students accepted into the program must provide evidence in the form of a certificate of currency from their insurance providor, which includes the student’s name, passport numberreceivedand dates of cover.


It is your responsibility to secure accommodation for the duration of the Queensland in July program. UQ has accommodation options both on and off-campus, including residential colleges, approved accommodation providers and rental accommodation.

On-campus accommodation

UQ St Lucia’s on-campus accommodation consists of 10 residential colleges that are home to more than 3,000 students from Australia and overseas. Aside from the convenience of having university facilities and services only minutes away, other great advantages of living at a residential college include:

  • fully-catered accommodation
  • supportive staff and secure premises
  • opportunities to form friendships and enhance your networks.

Apply online for residential college accommodation.

Off-campus student accommodation

UQ has several approved provider agreements with commercial student accommodation providers. The approved providers are committed to delivering high-quality services and residences with a focus on enhancing the education experience.

What can you expect from an approved provider?

  • Rooms can be pre-booked before you leave home.
  • Residents may be from other universities, not just UQ.
  • Some suppliers may have a small number of non-student residents.

Browse providers for more information or to make a booking.

UQ Accommodation Services can also assist students with finding accommodation. For further information, phone +61 (07) 3365 3419 or email:

How do I get to The University of Queensland from the airport?

There are many different ways to, from and around Brisbane Airport, which sits roughly 12 kilometres from Brisbane's city centre.

The Airtrain is a convenient way to get to and from Brisbane Airport. The Airtrain will take you from Brisbane Airport to the city, where you can link with other transport options. The closest train station to UQ is located at Toowong, with regular bus services connecting to St Lucia campus (routes 402, 411 and 412).



Key dates

Early bird application deadline

All applications received on or before this date will receive an AUD $200 discount

1 March 2020

Early bird applicants notified of acceptance

11 - 13 March 2020

Due date for early bird acceptance and payment of non-refundable deposit (AUD $300)

27 March 2020

Final application deadline

30 April 2020

Final applicants notified of acceptance

6 - 8 May 2020

Due date for payment of program fees in full for all successful applicants

Early bird applicants to pay remaining AUD $3500, final applicants to pay remaining AUD $3700

31 May 2020

Program starts

29 June 2020

Program ends

18 July 2020



The complete program fee for Queensland in July is AUD $4000 per person. Students who complete an application by the early bird deadline will be eligible for an AUD $200 discount. Find out more about what this fee covers.

No extra courses

As courses are intensive and full-time it is only possible to attend one course during the Queensland in July program.

Cancellation and refunds

  • If you withdraw from the Program prior to 27 March 2020, for any reason, you forfeit the non-refundable deposit of AUD$300.
  • If you terminate your participation in the Program after 27 March 2020 but prior to the Program commencement date, a cancellation fee of $1000 is payable by you to UQ within 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice. You also forfeit the non-refundable deposit of AUD$300.
  • If you terminate your participation in the Program after the Program commencement date, for any reason, the fees paid, or payable, prior to the date of termination will not be refunded. You also forfeit the non-refundable deposit of AUD$300.
  • If the program is cancelled due to minimum enrolment quota not being met or UQ is unable to deliver the program due to unforeseen circumstances, a refund will be provided in full.

Campus and Brisbane life

    Enjoy UQ and Brisbane

    Young, friendly and entrepreneurial, Brisbane is more than just a city – it's your key to a region full of things to see and do.

    With an enviable climate, sun-drenched days and starlit nights, Brisbane beats to a rhythm of exciting contrasts and endless adventures.

    With an edgy arts scene, thriving nightlife, strong sporting community, and music and cafe culture – all within easy reach of green rainforests, blue waters and golden beaches – there’s always something to explore in and around Queensland's capital city.

    Discover things to do in Brisbane, including sport and recreation, eating and drinking, arts and entertainment, nightlife and places to go.

    Our campus is home to a vibrant student community and extensive recreation and student facilities including swimming pools, tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, gym, cinema, scientific and cultural museums, shops, cafes, healthcare, prayer spaces and more. Learn more about campus life at UQ.

    Getting around Brisbane

    Brisbane has advanced and comprehensive road and public transportation systems, which include car, train, ferry, bus or bicycle. Getting around South East Queensland using public transport is quite easy and the public trains, ferries and buses in Brisbane are extensively integrated.

    TransLink provides information on the public transport network covering South East Queensland.

    Go Card is TransLink's electronic ticket to fast, easy and convenient travel. You can use go card on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), ferry and tram services in greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast regions. Students can purchase a go card by visiting a go card retail location. Alternatively, students can buy go card online or over the phone.

    Your Go Card will take you wherever you want to go on buses, trains and ferries within the system, no matter which combination of modes you use to reach your destination. The fare of public transportation is calculated according to the number of zones you travel in one journey - the more zones you cover for your trip, the more expensive the fare will be. The TransLink website contains information on timetables, maps and destinations, plus everything you need to know about catching a bus, train and ferry.

    UQ St Lucia campus can be accessed by regular bus and Citycat (river ferry) services. There is a ferry terminal and two bus stations (Chancellors’ Place and UQ Lakes) on campus. However, there is no train station within walking distance to the campus. The closest train station is located at Toowong, with regular bus services connecting to UQ (routes 402, 411 and 412). It is also quite common for students to travel to the university by bicycle.

    TransLink also runs a City Loop bus service that circles Brisbane's city centre and stops at several destinations including Central Station, Queen Street Mall, City Botanic Gardens, Riverside, QUT and King George Square. For timetable information on this free Loop service, please visit the TransLink website. You can also use the TransLink website to plan your trip and find how to reach your destination via public transportation. This online e-map website is another useful resource to locate a destination.

    Health and safety

    You should be aware of the following important telephone numbers during your study and stay in Brisbane.

    On campus
    • All emergencies (including health related): call +61 7 3365 3333 (53333 from an internal phone)
    • General security (e.g. UniSafe Escorts, information): call +61 7 3365 1234 or +61 1800 800 123 (free call)
    • University Health Service: call +61 7 3365 6210
    • All emergencies (fire, police, ambulance): call 000

    Course materials

    Once accepted into the program, you will receive a username and password that will allow you to log into Learn.UQ.

    Learn.UQ is used to help deliver UQ courses and you will use this online platform to:

    • download course materials including lecture notes and recordings, set readings, tutorials etc.
    • submit electronic assignments, complete electronic quizzes and view your results
    • collaborate through discussion board, blog or wiki tools.

    Further information will be provided via email prior to commencing the program and by the lecturer during your first class.

    Application process

    What is the application process?

    1. Understand the costs and inclusions of this program
    2. Review the program entry requirements
    3. Prepare your application
    4. Complete the online application
    5. Wait for a response confirming your place in the program
    6. Apply for your visa
    7. Organise your travel arrangements
    8. Find your accommodation 

    For more information please view the applications section of the Queensland in July website.

    I’ve submitted an application. How long until I know if I’ve been accepted?

    Applications that arrive complete and with the correct supporting evidence will usually be processed within 5 working days after the application deadline (see key dates above). We will notify you via email as soon as a decision has been reached.


    Erin de Lacy
    International Mobility Coordinator
    Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
    The University of Queensland