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University of Queensland


Established in 1909 by the state parliament, the University of Queensland, also known as UQ, is a public research university primarily based in Brisbane. The University is ranked as one of the most reputable universities in the world, and also comes under the world's top 50 universities. The University of Queensland is a member of the Universities 21 and also a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities and a member of Universities Australia. 

The UQ offers, bachelor, master, doctoral, and higher doctorate degrees through a college, graduate school, and six faculties and is home to over 52,000 students, out of which 18,000 are international students. UQ is also getting funding of AUD 1.7 million to work on projects to develop sonars, quantum gyroscopes, accelerometers, and magnetometers. The University of Queensland has six faculties including - Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Architecture and Information Technology, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Science. 

Some of the successful alumni of the University of Queensland include- Geoffrey Rush, Tim Munro, Sir Gerard Brennan, Sir Harry Gibbs, Dimity Dornan, Lee Boon Yang, David Theile, Graham Colditz, and many more.

Student accommodation University of Queensland

Studying at the University of Queensland, students will find a wide choice of quality student accommodation options near the University of Queensland. Be it a budget-friendly homestay option or expensive and luxurious private student accommodation; the city has it all. Before making a final choice, remember - whichever the student housing option you choose will be your home for years- where you will live, eat, sleep, study, socialise.

UQ provides guaranteed on-campus accommodation options for students. So, when you get admission in the University, look for the preferred accommodation option because places fill up quickly, and demand often exceeds supply.

Like on-campus housing usually gets occupied pretty quick because of the benefit they provide to the students regarding commutation. In that case, Private accommodation options are also available for students including luxurious and budget-friendly shared en-suites, studios and non-en-suites. These options can be convenient, secure, affordable budget-friendly, and inclusive of all the utility bills. Some of the exceptional and premium private student accommodation options include -  Elizabeth Street, Adelaide Street, Atira Merivale St, Urbanest South Bank and many more.


The University of Queensland has a total of three campuses in Brisbane with advanced facilities to support its students. 

St Lucia Campus

St Lucia Campus is located on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land. The main Campus of UQ is a vibrant mix of majestic buildings and contemporary architecture, beautiful gardens and lakes and the campus is located 7 kilometers from Brisbane's city-centre. St Lucia campus is also served by excellent and convenient transport links and the campus has two bus stations, out of which one is located at Chancellor's Place and the other on the lakes. Students can also use a free intercampus bus service which runs between St Lucia and Gatton campuses.

Gatton campus

Gatton campus is the University's rural campus, which is located in the Lockyer Valley. The Campus is situated 87-kilometers west of Brisbane's city-centre. The history of the Gatton campus dates back to the year 1897. Students will find top-class education facilities in subjects including agriculture, animals, environment and veterinary science. The Campus has more than 1000 hectares of dairy, crop, grazing units, post-harvest facilities, and greenhouses- like a 

working farm. 

Herston Campus

Located in Herston, the Herston Campus is a hub for health teaching and research. The Campus is home to the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, UQ's Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Herston Campus operates within the Queensland Health system of the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

Student life

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and Australia's third-largest city. The city is famous for its climate, which is pleasant all round the year and houses a wide range of arts, delightful restaurants, trendy shopping spots, and chill cafes. To make the most of the student life at University- socially and academically, students can join from more than 220 student clubs and societies. Along with a diverse and welcoming environment, the University of Queensland also offers numerous beverages, food, retail and entertainment outlets for students to rejuvenate at including Pizza Cafe, Darwin's, On a Roll Bakery, Lolly Shop, Schonell Cinema and many more.

Wondering about how to unwind after struggling with university life for one long week? Worry not! Brisbane is ideal for students, as it is a secure and friendly city with excellent transport links. Therefore, students can access all the hotspots of the city easily. You can head to South Bank and dip at Streets Beach or if you are in a mood to catch a glimpse of some Koalas and learn about other Australian animals - Head to the Daisy Hill Koala Park. Students can also wander through the city's oldest park- The city Botanic gardens or can head to the Planetarium after taking a stroll through the beautiful gardens.

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