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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Spring 2021


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Queensland, University of


UQ Study Abroad


Opportunity Description

Study for one or two semesters as part of your home institution's degree at The University of Queensland (UQ), one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. UQ is rated one of the world's leading universities by three independent ranking agencies and placed among the top 1% of all universities in the world.

What is unique about this program?

When you choose UQ you are choosing a truly world-class university.

Our teachers share a passion for excellence in education, our programs are comprehensive and high-quality and our research is answering some of the toughest questions facing humanity.  As a Study Abroad and Exchange Student, you can choose from more than 4,000 courses across UQ's six faculties covering disciplines as diverse as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, mining and mineral engineering, religious studies, and zoology.  Many of these courses focus on Australian topics or offer field trips to unique locations in South-East Queensland.

What is unique about Brisbane?

UQ's location in Queensland's capital city, Brisbane, is ideal for study and recreation.  With 300 days of sunshine every year, it is no wonder that Brisbane is widely considered one of Australia’s most liveable cities offering a safe, friendly and multicultural environment.  Brisbane is jam-packed with things to do. From fashion and food to arts and entertainment, there are events and activities all year round.

Home to people from more than 200 nationalities and 220 different languages, Brisbane is one of the most multicultural cities in Australia. You’ll find every nation represented in restaurants and cafes, while markets and specialty grocery stores make it easy to find food from around the world.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.