Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real-world' focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.
We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students, including almost 8000 international students from more than 100 countries.
We place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees. Our internationally award winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. QUT has the largest Arts, Media and Design entity in the Asia Pacific, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.
Gaining career confidence
A QUT degree is designed to set you up for success. You’ll have opportunities to gain practical workplace experience and valuable industry connections, putting you in the best possible position when it comes to starting your career.
QUT was recently ranked:
- 8th in Australia and 38th in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2016)
- 7th in Australia and in the 71-80 band globally in the inaugural QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2016)
- 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2016)
- The top 1% of business schools worldwide. QUT Business School was the first business school in Australia to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)
- One of the top 300 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2015)
We offer a broad range of courses which combine cutting-edge theory with intensive practical learning and the latest technology, to help you take on whatever challenges come your way. Our courses are regularly reviewed and updated to maximise your career opportunities and ensure your degree reflects the latest industry practice.
QUT offers more than 650 undergraduate and postgraduate study options in:
- Building and planning
- Creative, design and performance
- Health and community
- Information technology
- Languages, including English language pathway programs
- Law and justice
- Science and mathematics.
Find a QUT degree to suit you at www.qut.edu.au/international/find-a-course
English pathway options
QUT International College (QUTIC), a part of QUT, offers English language and academic pathway programs for international students who don’t meet our direct entry requirements. QUTIC students have access to university facilities and enjoy a high level of student support. The QUT IELTS Test Centre, located at QUTIC at the Kelvin Grove campus, offers General Training and Academic modules for those interested in study. Visit www.qut.edu.au/international/qutic
A wide range of scholarships
We offer a wide variety of scholarships for international students to help make their studies more affordable, including:
- Faculty scholarships
- Australian Government scholarships
- Home scholarships.
Find out more about all the scholarships available to you at www.qut.edu.au/international/scholarships-and-prizes
Learn from the best
Many of our lecturers are leaders in their field and many are actively involved in industry, so you gain the benefit of their up-to-the-minute knowledge.
With QUT’s world-class practical courses, advanced learning facilities and overseas exchange programs, you will be well prepared to work in Australia and overseas.
QUT courses often include opportunities to work with international companies and travel overseas for study-related projects.
You can also enhance your degree and improve your career prospects by learning another language or even study overseas with the QUT student exchange program.
The time of your life
University is a chance to meet new people, make lifelong friends, and enjoy new experiences. It can be the most exciting time of your life.
QUT Student Guild manages and supports over 80 student clubs and associations that organise social events such as balls, formal dinners, sports teams, and lunch time barbeques. If you want to find out about life as a student, there’s no better way than to hear from our current students on the QUT international student blog. Visit the international student blog at http://blogs.qut.edu.au/student-life-in-brisbane/
Join a sports team
Balance study and lifestyle by joining a sports team at QUT. The university offers both social/recreational sports and competitive sports, so you can stay active and fit while at university.
Develop as a leader
The Leadership, Development and Innovation Program is a comprehensive leadership development and recognition program which offers formally recognised awards. It consists of a series of activities and workshops designed to develop your leadership, team work, and personal development skills.
Be part of a vibrant community
Join QUT Connect, an on-campus volunteering program, to help new students settle into university life and actively contribute to building a vibrant campus community. Connectors have opportunities to develop their leadership and communication skills, while supporting initiatives that promote awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures.
QUT College of Excellence
The College of Excellence is a prestigious personal and professional development program designed for high achieving students.
We have strong links with business and industry to ensure our courses reflect changing industry practices. This also means you'll gain many opportunities for real-world learning.
QUT’s solid international reputation ensures your qualifications will be well regarded wherever you choose to pursue your career.
Research with impact
QUT is the fastest-growing research university in Australia, committing over half a billion dollars to research, and teaching and learning infrastructure over the past six years.
Our top-performing research areas include:
- Environmental Sciences
- Information systems
- Language, Communication and Culture
- Law and Legal studies
- Mathematical Science
- Medical and Health Science
- Studies in Creative Arts and Writing.
QUT provides a high level of support to its research students through project supervision, world-class facilities and technology, research training and career preparation. Our Research Students Centre assists researchers in all research matters, including research degree enrolment and skill development programs.
At QUT we provide services that will support you in every aspect of your life as a university student.
We provide services such as:
- Pre-departure briefings
- Airport reception service
- Language and learning advice and support
- Academic skills workshops
- Support for students under
- Religious facilities and support.
Find out more about our support services at www.qut.edu.au/international/student-support-and-orientation
East West Program
East West is a program promoting cultural diversity and intercultural communication between QUT students. With East West, you can meet new people and get involved in campus activities. Students from all backgrounds are part of East West, which runs several regular activities to foster friendships and multicultural experiences.
Preparation for the workforce
QUT provides employment assistance and free advice on career planning, and is the only university in Australia with an international career counsellor who works exclusively with international students and employers.
QUT can also help build your expertise through work experience, internships and the largest career mentor scheme of all Australian universities. Linking with a mentor can prepare you for your career, increase your employment opportunities and help you develop a professional network.
Some of our career preparation services include:
- interactive career development programs
- career planning advice
- feedback on your résumé
- assistance with your job application
- workshops and online guides for job seeking and interview preparation
- on-campus careers fairs and employer presentations.
Brisbane offers a wide range of accommodation options, including:
- homestay with an Australian family
- shared living
- independent living.
Our accommodation service can help you find somewhere to live when you arrive in Brisbane, as well as any tenancy-related issues that may arise. Find out more about accommodation in Brisbane at www.qut.edu.au/international/ qut-and-brisbane/accommodation
QUT and Brisbane are very safe environments. Security guards monitor both campuses 24/7, can escort you between buildings, and can come to your assistance at a phone call’s notice. Our free intercampus bus runs on a regular schedule between both campuses, and there are emergency call points and closed circuit television (CCTV) for your safety. Brisbane has a low crime rate and is a safe city by world standards.
QUT has Brisbane’s only two full service inner-city university campuses, located at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. Our campuses feature their own state-of-the-art facilities and precincts, where social and creative hubs meet world class research and education facilities.
Gardens Point campus
Gardens Point campus occupies a prime location in Brisbane’s city centre, nestled beside the Brisbane River, City Botanic Gardens and Parliament House—a position that reinforces QUT’s links with business, industry and government.
The Gardens Point campus contains the Gardens Cultural Precinct, QUT Art Museum, the William Robinson Gallery in historic Old Government House, and the Science and Engineering Centre, which brings together teaching and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. It also includes stimulating learning and research spaces, food and retail outlets, a fitness centre, and 50-metre swimming pool.
Kelvin Grove campus
Kelvin Grove campus is situated two kilometres from the city centre. The campus offers a fitness club and aquatic centre with gymnasium, 25-metre pool and indoor sports stadium, as well as tennis courts and sports fields, which are located on campus or in the village precinct.
A range of facilities are available on both campuses to enrich your university experience and make life easier:
- 24-hour computing laboratories
- automatic teller machines
- cafés and food outlets
- campus shops
- sporting facilities
- student centres
- childcare facilities
- counselling and QUT medical centres
- fitness centres
- licensed Guild bars: Botanic Bar and The Grove
- swimming pools.
QUT’s campuses are well serviced by public transport, and Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses are linked by a free shuttle bus.
A gateway to Queensland and Australia
QUT is located in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, and has a population of approximately 2.12 million people with 25 per cent of Brisbane residents born overseas. Brisbane is renowned for its relaxed, outdoor lifestyle and offers a wide range of activities including sports, arts and entertainment, shopping, dining, and great nightlife.
With an average of 261 days of sunshine every year, Brisbane offers a subtropical climate with warm summers and mild winters. Temperatures average from a high of 30 degrees Celsius in the middle of summer to a low of 10 degrees Celsius in winter. Queensland is a state of many contrasts –from tropical coasts and green rainforests to desert and sand country. It is home to many tourist destinations including the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, the Gold Coast, the Whitsundays and the Sunshine Coast. All of these amazing locations are easily accessible from Brisbane. Sydney and Melbourne are one hour andtwo hours away respectively by air.