University of Queensland

Program Details

Program Location Brisbane, Australia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20122
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Fall 2024 07/12/24 to 11/16/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 02/09/24 to 06/15/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


University of Queensland


Spots on this program are likely to fill up before the application deadline. Interested students should submit and finish their application as soon as possible.

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s “Smart State,” and is widely known as the country’s most livable city. It is also Australia’s fastest-growing capital with a population of more than 1.8 million and offers a safe, friendly, multicultural environment.

The inner city is characterized by the Brisbane River, parklands, convention facilities, museums, art galleries, a casino, malls, shopping districts and a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés.  The golden beaches and fun parks of the Gold Coast are just an hour’s drive south. The beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches lie a short drive to the north, along with National Parks, rainforests, and attractions such as Australia Zoo.  

The University of Queensland was established in 1909 and was the first university in Queensland and the fifth in Australia. Its St. Lucia campus, located seven kilometers from the heart of Brisbane in a bend of the Brisbane River, is considered by many to be Australia's most attractive.

UQ is a member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight leading research universities.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Queensland

Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

Due to the popularity of this exchange program and limited availability of exchange spots, non-resident students should apply instead to the IFSA-University of Queensland program, which is academically the same but financially the better option.

Due to the popularity of this exchange program and limited availability of exchange spots, in-state students may only participate on this exchange for one semester.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science]
Specifically from: AAE, ABE, CHE, CE, ENE, IE, MSE & ME (ENGR) and HK, HSCI, PSY, PUBH & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $260.00
Round-trip Airfare $2,300.00
Housing $6,500.00
Visa $1,150.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
University of Queensland - Fall Semester Feb 1
University of Queensland - Spring Semester Sep 1

Returnees Information

University of Queensland

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email