UCEAP in Australia offers UC students the opportunity to become fully integrated into the academic and multicultural social life of any one of ten host institutions. Each institution is a top public university that provides a consistently strong undergraduate education and offers a wide range of disciplines, which allows you to make progress in your major and toward your UC degree.
Academic Opportunities in Science - Some popular field trip courses are open to students without science background. This is a great opportunity to complete general education requirements while in Australia.
Use the following resources to learn about EAP courses:
- See the academic offerings at all Australian universities to determine if University of Queensland is the right partner institution for you.
- Host institution online catalogs or course listings: University of Queensland, Brisbane
- Note: Because Australia is located in
the southern hemisphere, the Australian academic year begins in February
with Semester 1, followed in late July by Semester 2. When searching
for courses at your host institution, keep in mind that you enroll in
Semester 1 courses if you are a UCEAP Spring participant, and Semester 2 courses if you are a UCEAP Fall participant. Sequential
course series are set up accordingly.
- MyEAP Course Catalog to search for courses previously taken by UC students.
Additional courses may be available at host institutions or program locations and not all courses may still be offered. Since courses in new programs have not yet been taken for credit, they may not appear in the MyEAP Course Catalog.
To get a taste of what it can be like to study at The University at Queensland, visit the homepage for BIOL2001- Australia's Terrestrial Environment.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 24 quarter/16 semester UC units per semester are required; usually four or five courses.
Research and Independent Study
Independent study or research for academic credit may be possible. Arrangements are generally made after arrival at the host institution, although in some cases predeparture preparation may be required.
No time for independent study during your time in Australia? You also have the opportunity to become a Student Ambassador with Australian Education International once you return from EAP!
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
The University of Queensland, one of Australia’s premier research institutions, was founded in 1910 as the first university in Queensland and the fifth in Australia. More than 38,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, including approximately 7,500 international students from 124 countries. The university, which is located in St. Lucia, a near suburb of Brisbane, is known for high-quality course work; excellent museums and research facilities including an anthropology museum, an antiquities museum, and an art museum with the largest known university collection of Australian art; and marine research stations at the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island, Pinjarra Hills, and Moreton Bay. Most Health Science courses (Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Occupational and Speech Therapy, and Vet Science courses) are not open to exchange students. (CRICOS 00025B)
Visit The University of Queensland website
Test Drive Your Future
Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.
- We are currently exploring if internships at the University of Queensland are available to you.
Setting Up Your Internship
- If you have identified an internship that you would like to set up independently, please contact the UCEAP Academic Specialist, Andrea Nuernberger (firstname.lastname@example.org), at the Systemwide Office.
Please note- Current internship offerings may vary, you may do your own research to find additional internship opportunities.
UCEAP participants, even those on financial aid, are responsible for selecting, securing, and paying for semester housing while studying in Australia. There are three broad housing options: 1) residential colleges, 2) university-affiliated apartments, and 3) off-campus housing (flats or shared houses).
Most of the recent UCEAP students have lived in shared houses off campus. Some have
stayed in university apartments, which are convenient and close to campus. It
isn’t uncommon to commute for 30+ minutes to get to the UQ campus.
Brisbane (pronounced Briz-bin), the capital city of the state of Queensland, is located in the tropical northeast on the Pacific. Australia’s third largest city, it is also its greenest. With an ideal subtropical climate and a mixture of colonial and modern architecture, beautiful Brisbane provides a perfect blend of cosmopolitan city life and Australia’s country charm. Brisbane is a busy center of diverse nationalities, numerous colleges, and three universities, yet is in reach of beaches, national parks, and mountain resorts.
UQ student blogs are a good resource for prospective students to learn about Brisbane, the university and campus, and about typical student life at UQ. There are four or five new bloggers each semester, but students can also search past blogs to find students from the USA. You can access the blogs from the main UQ web site (there is a link in the black bar at the top, as well as the lower right-hand margin of the home page).
You can find videos about UQ and Brisbane at the following links:
- Welcome to UQ
- A look at the St Lucia Campus
- Accommodation Options at UQ
- What do you like about UQ
- A Student’s Day in Brisbane
- Brisbane Inside Out
There are also a number of student testimonials on the UQ web site, written by former study abroad students from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and elsewhere. Check it out!
Beautiful Brisbane provides a perfect blend of cosmopolitan city life and
Australia’s country charm. The campus provides a variety of cultural events
for students, including performances by students in the theatre and music
halls, film screenings, as well as access to museums and art galleries. UQ was
the originator of the Three Minute Thesis, a competition that encourages
undergraduate students to conduct research and present it in 180 seconds,
honing their research and presentation skills. In addition to the academic and
entertainment facilities on campus, there are many student organizations and
clubs that will enrich your study abroad experience. Brisbane itself rests on the
banks of the Brisbane River and provides everything you could want from city
life, with parks, museums, theaters, and restaurants all readily available to enjoy.