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
  • a native English speaker, have studied at an English speaking institution, or have undertaken courses taught at your university in English (excluding English language courses), or be able to show test results equivalent to an IELTS overall band score of 6.5, a TOEFL iBT overall score of 87, or equivalent (as determined by Faculty).

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 students.

The program does not have any subject prerequisite requirements 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 at UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

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.


Check with the Australian Embassy/Consulate in your oountry to see if you need a visa.

Visa applications should be lodged as early as possible, following acceptance into the program, to allow adequate processing time. Unfortunately, UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law 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.

Due to the short length of this program, there are Visitor Visa and Working Holiday visa options. Find out more and apply through the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection


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, which includes the student’s name, passport number and dates of cover, from their insurance provider.


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, there are 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).


Dates and fees

Key dates

Application deadline

Friday 11 May 2018

Applicants will be notified of acceptance into program

Friday 18 May 2018

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

Friday 25 May 2018

Due date for payment of program fees in full (AUD$2700)

Friday 1 June 2018

Program commences

Monday 2 July 2018

Program ends

Saturday 21 July 2018


The complete program fee for Queensland in July is AUD$3000 per person. For inclusions and non-inclusions please refer to the following website.

No extra courses

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

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 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 (11 May 2018). We will notify you via email as soon as a decision has been reached.


    For further information please Ask a Question, or contact:

    Erin de Lacy

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