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Contemporary Challenges Credits

University of Queensland (Australia)

Brisbane, Australia

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Jul 27, 2020
Nov 21, 2020
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
Jul 27, 2020
Jun 19, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Feb 15, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Sep 15, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0 | 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Credits

12-16

Program Advisor

The Program

With over 50,000 students, University of Queensland is one Australia's largest University as well as one of its oldest. It also has a diverse student body, with over 9,000 international students. UQ is globally ranked in the top 50 Universities.

The University of Queensland, founded in 1909, is the state’s largest university. It has in excess of 50,000 students, of whom over 9,000 are international students and ranks among the best in Australia. The main St Lucia campus is located five miles south-west of downtown Brisbane, in a bend of the Brisbane River. The campus has landscaped gardens and extensive playing fields. 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.

Program Location

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Brisbane, Australia

Queensland, Australia

Brisbane

Subtropical Brisbane is Australia’s third-largest city and the capital of the state of Queensland. It’s an increasingly prosperous, hilly city, with an extensive network of bike paths. The summers (that’s southern hemisphere summers!) are hot and humid, the winters mild and dry. Brisbane has a great reputation for its live music scene, both classical and popular, and GOMA, its contemporary art museum, is the largest in Australia. Other popular Brisbane attractions include the botanical gardens, planetarium, and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The city is also the gateway to the beaches, islands, and coral reefs of Queensland’s Gold Coast.

 

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Queensland website.

When looking for courses, be sure you are only looking at the offerings for undergraduate students. Also, please be sure you choose courses that are offered during your semester of study. If you are studying abroad during the semester running from July - November/December (Rutgers fall semester), then you should choose courses that are available during Semester 2 at UQ. If you are studying abroad during the semester running from February/March – July (Rutgers fall semester), be sure to choose courses available during Semester I.

Students in the past have recommended taking courses at the 100 or 200 levels. Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in Australia offer upper-level courses at the 100 to 200 level. Courses at the 300 level tend to be rather advanced, much closer to a US graduate course. However, you may request 300-level courses if you have the relevant background.

You should plan to take three to four classes per term, each worth 2 credits at Queensland. One 2 credit course at the University of Queensland is worth 4 Rutgers University credits. Thus, four 2 credit UQ classes will give you 16 Rutgers credits per term. You may not take fewer than three classes or more than five classes at the university per term. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Queensland web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Fall Semester

Late July

Late November

Spring

Late February

Late June

Housing and Meals

There two types of accommodations available at the University of Queensland: Residential Colleges and Student Apartments. You may choose to apply for either type of accommodation. Learn more here.

 

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Brisbane at night

Residential Colleges

Residential Colleges are student residence buildings located on campus. Residential Colleges are privately owned and operated buildings that function more like fraternities/sororities or special interest housing in which admission is selective and group activities, such as formal dinners, community service, and general care taking duties are performed regularly. Each person is expected to actively participate. Some of the Colleges have held onto their traditional religious affiliations. You need not follow any religious practices if you do not wish, but you should be aware of this tradition.

There are 10 different Residential Colleges at the University of Queensland. Most of the Colleges are comprised of single rooms with shared bathrooms (note: sometimes the bathrooms are unisex) and kitchen facilities. Each Residential College has a cafeteria in the building where you will take your meals (you are usually allowed up to 21 per week, but this depends on the specific Residential College). Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the managers of the Residential Colleges. Applications for the Residential Colleges can be competitive, and usually only 1 in 4 applicants is admitted.

* During university breaks, it is possible to stay in your Residential College, as long as you inform the manager ahead of time. If you are granted permission to stay in your housing during breaks, or before or after official housing opening and closing dates, you may be responsible to pay a specific amount per additional day.

For information on individual Residential Colleges, please visit the University of Queensland Residential Colleges website.

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Brisbane at night

Student Apartments

Student apartments are multiple-story apartment buildings occupied entirely by students. Most residents in the student apartments are upper-level students from the U.S., Japan, Singapore, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, and many other countries. If you are housed in student apartments, you will prepare your own meals, as no meal plan is available. You are responsible for the cost of your food on the program. Your apartment will have its own kitchen, so you can prepare meals whenever you like. Your apartment will also have a refrigerator, stove-top, microwave, and food storage areas.

For more information on student apartments, please visit the University of Queensland Off-Campus Accommodations website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $6,300
Airfare $2,200
Meals $2,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $535
Books and Classroom Materials $400
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $3,000
OSHC Insurance $270
Total $15,105.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per Semester $9,915 $13,115
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $12,600
Airfare $2,200
Meals $5,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizen) $535
Books and Classroom Materials $800
Local Transportation $800
Personal Expenses $7,000
OSHC Insurance $540
Total $29,475.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $6,300
Airfare $2,200
Meals $2,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $535
Books and Classroom Materials $400
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $3,000
OSHC Insurance $270
Total $15,105.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Student Spotlight

Isabel Lim

"Since I only have classes Wednesdays and Thursdays, I have a lot of free time to study, relax, and travel. I spent a day by myself at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. I got to hold a koala, named George (just kidding, I forgot what his name was so I just made that up). He was really cute and cuddly, I just wanted to wrap him up in a little blanket and bring him home!"