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University of Queensland, Australia (Exchange)

IMPORTANT! Please note that this exchange program is limited in spaces we have to send students, and therefore is highly competitive. We encourage you to apply, but please note that we are able to send  2 students during the 2017-2018 year. Students should make sure to have a second program choice if they are not chosen to participate in this program.

Please note this program has early application deadlines

The Program

The University of Queensland is the oldest and largest of Queensland’s nine universities and is the State’s leading center of higher education as well as a member of Universitas 21. UQ is a founding member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight, a leading group of Australian universities that collectively enrolls one third of all university students and conducts 70% of all university research in Australia. The campus combines the vitality of cutting edge research with comprehensive facilities and a sense of tradition that comes with a long established University.

UQ’s main campus is located in the picturesque inner-city suburb of St Lucia. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s vibrant city heart, this 285-acre site provides students with the perfect study, research and living environment. UQ’s gracious sandstone buildings, parklands, and lakes encompass world-class teaching and research facilities.

The University of Queensland is home to more than 38,000 students, including over 6,000 international students.

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is widely known as the country’s most liveable city. It is Australia’s fastest-growing capital with a population of more than 1.7 million.  It offers a safe, friendly, multicultural environment.

The golden beaches and fun parks of the famous Gold Coast are just an hour’s drive south. The beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches lie a short drive to the north, along with imposing National Park rainforests and tourist attractions such as Australia Zoo.

The Academics

The semesters at Queensland run 16 weeks (including exams). Semester 1 takes place from mid Febuary through mid June. Semester 2 takes place mid July through mid November.  Students take the equivalent of 12-15 (U.S.) credits during a semester. Typically students take four courses (8 units at Queensland).

Exchange students may select from many of the 4000 courses across any of the seven faculties. A full list of courses available to exchange and study abroad students can be found by going to UQ’s Programs and Courses website at http://www.uq.edu.au/study/ and selecting “Advanced Course Search”. Check the “Study Abroad” box to access all the courses that do not need pre-approval from UQ.

Some exciting areas of study at Queensland include the following:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Australian Studies – Australian History, Literature and Society
  • Botany – Plant Molecular and Cell Biology, Terrestrial and Marine Environmental Botany, Evolutionary Botany
  • Business/Management – Marketing, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource
  • Management, Industrial Relations
  • Engineering – Chemical; Civil; Electrical & Computer; Mechanical; Mining, Minerals & Materials
  • Marine Science – including Coral Reef studies & field research
  • Psychology – Clinical/Counseling, Cognitive, Developmental, Physiological,
  • Social Studies in Religion
  • Zoology

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

Important!
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANSC 1062 or EEB 3201 + EEB 3893 Behavior and Training of Domestic Animals BIOL 3207 Animal Behavior 3 6/30/2019
ANTH 1000 Other Peoples Worlds ANTH 1008 Introduction to Anthropology: People, Cultures and Societies 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ANTH 1500  Great Discoveries ARCA 1000 Discovering Archaeology 3 6/30/2017
ANTH 3028 Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Australia ANTH 2098 Aboriginal Heritage: Anthropological and Archaeological Perspectives 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ANTH 3028 Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Australia ABTS 1000 Australian Issues: Past, Present, Future 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ANTH 3028 Indigenous Rights and Aboriginal Australia ANTH 2010 Anthropology of Aboriginal Australia: An Introduction 3 12/31/2017
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ABTS 2000 Family, Country, and Community 3 12/31/2019
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ABTS 2020 Aboriginal &Torres Strait Island Approaches to Knowledge 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ARE 3434 Environmental and Resource Policy ENVM 7505/ENVM 3506 International & National Conservation Policy 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ARE 4993 Foreign Study ENVM 2101 Sustainable Consumption and Production 3 6/30/2018
ARE 4993 Foreign Study ENVM 3104 International Regulatory Frameworks for Climate Change and Environmental Management 3 6/30/2018
ARE 4993 Foreign Study ENVM 3525 Sustainable Business Practice 3 6/30/2018
BADM 2893 Foreign Study MGTS 2604 Introduction to Human Resources 3 6/30/2017
BADM 2893 Foreign Study MGTS3606 Managing in the Global Workplace 3 6/30/2018
BADM 2893 Foreign Study MKTG2501 Consumer Behavior 3 6/30/2018
BADM 2893 Foreign Study MGTS1301 Introduction to Management 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
BADM 3760 Business Information Systems MGTS1201 Transforming Business with Information Systems 3 6/30/2021
BADM 4893 Introduction to Personnel Psychology PSY2407 Introduction to Personnel Psychology 5 6/30/2021
BME 4201 + ENGR 3193 Introduction to Medical Imaging + Foreign Study ELEC 4601 Medical Imaging 3 + 1 6/30/2020
BME 4710 Introduction to Tissue Engineering BIOM 9333 Cellular and Tissue Engineering 3 12/31/2019
BME 4985 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering CHEE 4034 Cell & Tissue Engineering 4 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
CE 2310 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering CHEE 2501 Environmental Systems Engineering 3 12/31/2017
CE 3110 + ENGR 3193 Mechanics of Materials + Foreign Study CIVL2330 Structural Mechanics 3 + 1 12/31/2019
CE 3120 Fluid Mechanics CIVL 2131 Fluid Mechanics for Civil & Environmental Engineers 3 12/31/2017
CE 3510 Soil Mechanics I CIVL 2210 Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics 4 12/31/2017
CHEG 2111 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I ENGG1500 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 12/31/2020
CHEG 3156 Polymeric Materials CHEE 3001 Polymer Engineering 3 6/30/2020
COMM 4460 Cross Cultural Communication COMM 1311 Identity, Culture, & Communication 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
ECE 3111 Systems Analysis and Design ELEC 3009 Signals, Systems and Control 4 6/30/2020
ECE 3431 Numerical Methods in Scientific Computation COSC 2500 Numerical Methods in Computational Science 4 6/30/2020
ECON 1201 Principles of Microeconomics ECON1010 Introductory Microeconomics 3 6/30/2019
ECON 1202 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 1020 Introductory Macroeconomics 3 6/30/2019
EEB 2244 General Ecology BIOL 2010 Ecology 4 12/31/2019
EEB 3201 + EEB 3893 Animal Behavior + Foreign Study BIOL 3207 Animal Behavior 3 + 1 12/31/2019
EEB 3230 Marine Biology MARS 2014 Marine Sciences 3 6/30/2019
EEB 3893 Foreign Studies BIOL 2203 Plant Biology 4 6/30/2019
EEB 3893 Foreign Study BIOL 2204 Zoology 4 6/30/2019
EEB 3893 Foreign Study BIOL2001 Australia’s Terrestrial Environment 4 12/31/2019
EEB 3893 Foreign Study BIOL 2015 Field Ecology Studies 4 12/31/2019
EEB 3893 Foreign Study BIOL 3016 Outback Field Ecology 2 12/31/2019
HIST 1993 Foreign Study AUST 1000 Contemporary Australia 4 6/30/2020
HIST 1998 Varieties of History HIST 1201 Australian History: Current Issues in Historical Perspective 3 12/31/2017
HIST 1998 Varieties of History AUST1000 Contemporary Australia 3 6/30/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST 2247 The Making of Modern Australia 3 12/31/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST 2107 The Modern Middle East 3 12/31/2018
MARN 4893 Foreign Study MARS2005 Australia’s Marine Environment 4 12/31/2019
MATH 3160 Probability STAT 2003 Probability & Statistics 3 6/30/2020
MATH 3793 Foreign Study MATH 2301 Linear & Abstract Algebra & Number Theory 3 6/30/2020
MCB 2000 Introduction to Biochemistry BIOC2000 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4 12/31/2020
MCB 2210 Cell Biology BIOL3006 Molecular Cell Biology 3 6/30/2017
MCB 2413 Concepts of Genetic Analysis BIOL 2202 Genetics 4 6/30/2017
MCB 2610 Fundamentals of Microbiology MICR 2000 Microbiology and Immunology 3 6/30/2019
ME 3295 + ENGR 3193 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering + Foreign Study MECH 3250 Engineering Acoustics 3+1 12/31/2019
ME 3295 + ENGR 3193 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering + Foreign Study MECH  2305 Introduction to Engineering Design 3+1 12/31/2019
MGMT 3101 Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior MGTS2603 Leading and Managing People 3 6/30/2020
MGMT 3101 Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior MGTS1601 Organisational Behaviour 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
MGMT 3225 International Business IBUS 2301 International Business Management 3 6/30/2020
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management MKTG 1501 Foundations of Marketing 3 6/30/2019
MKTG 3208 Consumer Behavior MKTG 2501 Consumer Behaviour 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 3260 Marketing Research MKTG 2511 Marketing Analysis 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 3757 Strategic Brand Management MKTG 2508 Brand Management and Strategy 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music MUSC 1700 Popular Music 1950s Onward: From Elvis to Madonna 3 6/30/2019
NRE 3693 Foreign Studies in Natural Resources BIOS 2001 Australia’s Terrestrial Environment 3 6/30/2019
NRE 3693 Foreign Studies in Natural Resources MARS 2005 Australia’s Marine Environment 3 6/30/2019
POLS 1402 Introduction to International Relations POLS 1201 Introduction to International Relations 3 6/30/2019
PORT 1193 Foreign Study PORT 1010 Introduction to Portuguese I 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study PSY2206 Cognition, Emotion and Language 5 6/30/2021
SOCI 1501 + SOCI 3993 Race, Class and Gender            Foreign Study GEND1000 Gender, Culture, Race 3 + 1 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
SOCI 2301 Criminology CRIM 1000 Introduction to Criminology 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
SOCI 3315 Juvenile Delinquency CRIM 2000 Youth and Deviance 3 12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited
SOCI 3425 Social Welfare and Social Work SWSP1033 Introduction to Social Work 3 6/30/2019
SOCI 3651 Sociology of the Family SOCY 2040 Families & Households 3 6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited

The Experience

University sporting clubs provide access to every sport you could imagine – from ice hockey to abseiling. Residential colleges have inter-college competitions not only in sport, but also in debating and cultural events combining to produce plays and musicals. There are many social events held both within the colleges and on the campus which include formal dances, barbecues, sporting competitions and other cultural activities.

Summer maximum average temperatures hover around 85°F and these months (December to February) do feature some hot and humid days. Winter months are mild and very pleasant with mostly crisp, clear sunny days, blue skies, and average maximum temperatures around 72°F. Minimum temperatures in winter average around 50°F.

There are 10 on-campus halls of residence; however, space is limited. Off-campus accommodations are also available. You can find information here: http://uq.edu.au/studyabroad/find-accommodation. You can also find information about the new Guaranteed Accommodation here: http://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/guaranteed-accommodation. You will be advised as to how to apply for housing once you are accepted into the program.

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Finances

Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Social Sciences, Agriculture, Business, Humanities, Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3