Quick Facts

Language of instruction: English

Language requirement: None.

Eligibility requirement: Engineering students in good academic standing.

Class standing requirement: students must have met engineering progression requirements to apply.

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Fall or Academic Year,
  • October 1 for Spring

Approximate Academic Calendar:

Fall semester: mid July to late November

Spring semester: late February to late June

Duration: Fall, Spring or Year.


The program at the University of Queensland is run through IESP. Please refer to UQ's website for more information.

University of Queensland (Brisbane)

UQ study abroad information


You must carry the equivalent of 12-18 UW credits while abroad, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. At least 50% of the courses you take abroad must be in engineering, science, or math. You can take any course abroad that you can get approved as equivalent to a UW course; learn how to get courses equated. You can also choose from a list of courses already approved as equivalent to UW courses.

To view all University of Queensland courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents go to the UQ equivalency list, under the 'Academics' tab at the bottom of the page.

Consult the University of Queensland course catalog.

To find all of the courses UQ offers in a particular major, consult their engineering program page. From there, click on "what you can study" and then pick a major from the list of majors/specialisations. You will be brought to a new page. From there, select "course list."


The current cost estimates can be found on the Australia program page. Click on the "Cost" link and then on the program term that you plan to attend (ex: Fall 2017-18).

The amounts are approximate and will vary based on the actual program you attend, your own spending, and the current currency exchange rate. As you budget for your study abroad, make sure you plan for these contingencies. Check current exchange rates online at or

Please note that the financial aid is not released until 10 days before the start of the UW semester. Students who receive financial aid will need to prepare to pay initial fees (tuition (non-residents only), airfare, rent/host families, entrance permit/visa, local insurance, etc) prior to receiving financial aid.

UQ offers accommodations through their approved providers (similar to Madison's private residence halls) if students apply by application deadlines. Many students also live in apartments off campus.


Complete the IESP application.

Submit any original/official application materials directly to IESP through the online application; do not send them to the institution to which you are applying.

If you have an up-to-date passport please submit a copy of it with your application, otherwise start applying for a passport as soon as possible.

Any student planning to study at the University of Queensland for whom English is not their first language and has studied at an English-speaking institution for less than four semesters at the time of application must submit recent (within the past two years) TOEFL exam results.

Transcripts can be obtained by either (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at 333 East Campus Mall or by (2) ordering them online via MyUW. Either option is free. Please note that hard copy transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive through the mail. Transcripts ordered online are available for pick-up the same day.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.