IFSA University of Queensland Partnership

Brisbane, Australia


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Queensland

This program offers you access to over 120 of UQ's student clubs and societies and amazing athletic facilities, all less than three miles from the center of dynamic Brisbane, Australia's third largest city. UQ is a comprehensive research institution with over 40 specialist teaching and research centers, including Australia's largest university marine research station on the Great Barrier Reef.

University of Queensland Benefits

  • Offers a great variety of subjects to study to meet your needs with more than 4,000 courses in 400 programs of study
  • Near the city center of Brisbane with excellent transportation and access to attractions like botanical gardens, museums and more.
  • A member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight leading research universities
  • More than 100 student clubs and societies provide you with numerous ways to engage with local students
  • Amazing athletic facilities at UQ Sport venues, including a 50-meter pool, an Olympic-standard track, tennis and squash courts, cardio and weights gyms, playing fields and sports medicine center; plus great rowing, biking and running along riverside paths
  • Nine globally-recognized research institutes and more than 100 specialist research centers, including Australia's largest marine research station on the Great Barrier Reef 

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Queensland Partnership

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Queensland Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Open the University of Queensland online course catalog to explore the available course offerings. When searching, keep in mind the campus that the classes are offered on, as students must generally remain at the St. Lucia campus. 

A full course load at University of Queensland is 8 credits for the semester (equivalent to 15-16 U.S. semester credit hours) and 16 credits for the year (equivalent to 30-32 U.S. semester credit hours). The number of courses you must take depends on the credit value of the courses. Choose courses in any combination of credit values, as long as their total value equals a full course load. 

1 UQ credit = 2 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
Please note that you will have to fulfill any prerequisites listed in the course description. Generally, you must have some background in the subjects you wish to study at your host institution. On the course preference form, list only those courses for which you are academically prepared. Study abroad students can only take classes number 3999 and below. Study abroad students are not allowed to take courses above this level because they are graduate and honors courses.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Queensland Partnership
Accounting Advertising Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Agriculture American History Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science Anthropology Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Astrophysics Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Business Law Business Psychology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Communication Science/Disorders Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Construction Management Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Dance Earth Science Ecology Economics Education Studies Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Health Environmental Science/Studies Equine Studies European History European Studies Film/Cinema Studies Finance Fine Arts Foreign Language, Other French Genetics Geology Geophysics Health Administration/Management Health Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Indigenous Studies Industrial and Organizational Psychology Information Technology International Business Journalism Kinesiology/Exercise Science Landscape Architecture Law/Legal Studies Linguistics Linguistics Management Marine Science/Oceanography Marketing Materials Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Medieval History Microbiology Mining Engineering Music Neuroscience Nutrition/Food Science Organizational Management Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Philosophy of Science Physics Policy Studies/Public Policy Political Science Psychology Public Relations Public/Global Health Religious Studies Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Spanish Speech Pathology Statistics Theater/Drama Theology Translation Urban Studies Veterinary Studies/Science Wildlife Management Women and Gender Studies World History Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Most meals included
University of Queensland students can choose to apply to live in one of two locations:
  • International House, an on-campus residential college - students have a private bedroom and share a co-ed bathroom with other students on their floor; 21 meals per week are included (see supplemental fee notes)
  • South Bank at Urbanest, off-campus student apartments -students have their own bedroom and bathroom and will share an apartment with other IFSA students; apartments are self-catered.
  • Students on the Gatton campus are responsible for securing their own housing.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Kerry Uniyal

Program Advisor, Australia, China, India, Israel, Custom

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Resident Director

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Christi Hoover

Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

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Caroline Zuhone

Academic Records Coordinator

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 10, 2020
Program End Date
June 21, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on self-catered Urbanest Apartments. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in the catered International House ($3,350).

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Fall 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 13, 2020
Program End Date
November 22, 2020

Program Fees

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Total Program Fee
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Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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