University of Queensland, Australia

Quick facts:

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Undergraduate: 34228

Postgrad: 12598


UQ operates 47 sites throughout Queensland in hospitals, on tropical islands and it has its own experimental mine. Main campuses: St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton, Herston

UQ has 46,826 from more than 134 countries.  Top 3 international source countries are China, Singapore and Malaysia. Top 3 programs by enrolment are Doctor of Philosophy; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Engineering.

UQ has a better graduate job rate 81.6 % (average full-time rate for Bachelor degree) compared to national average 74.9%.

The University was ranked in the top 100 for the first time in the prestigious 2011  Academic Rankings of World Universities.

UQ was ranked one of the top three universities in Australia, moving up to a world ranking of 86 from a previous ranking in the 101-150 band in 2010.

UQ ranked as one of the world’s top 50 universities (UQ rank 48) for the eighth year in a row in the QS World University rankings.

In the Times Higher Education’s 2011-2012 World University Rankings the University advanced seven places to be ranked 74th in the world. UQ was one of only four Australian universities, and the only university in Queensland, ranked in the top 100.


  • Arts
  • Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
  • Health Sciences
  • Science 
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences (SBS)


  • Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)
  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology (AIBN)
  • Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
  • Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
  • UQ Diamantina Institute
  • Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
  • Global Change Institute (GCI) 
  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Note: statistics as of October 2011

Student accommodation:

There are 11 residential colleges to cater for Australian and international students ranging in price from $7,360 (32 weeks) up to $17,100 (34 weeks).


Email Address:
[email protected]

Phone: + 61 (7) 3365 3419

Student Health Service:

The medical centres provide a wide range of general practice services including contraception advice, counselling, minor surgery, travel advice, and vaccinations.

You will need to make an appointment unless it is a medical emergency.

Contact us:

·         St Lucia: +61 7 3365 6210

·         Gatton: +61 7 5460 1396

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Sport and Fitness:

UQ Sport Ltd is a not for profit organisation wholly owned by the University of Queensland, and was established in 1911 as "The University of Queensland Sports and Physical Recreation Association".

Phone: (07) 3365 6612
Email: [email protected]

Building 25, The University of Queensland, Union Rd, St Lucia
PO Box 6087, St Lucia, QLD 4067
Fax: (07) 3371 7229

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The majority of shops are located in the Union Complex, and are administered by the UQ Student Union.

For information about the individual shops and facilities on campus, please visit: 

  • UQ Bookshop  [Building 4]
  • Student Union Bookshop 
  • Campus News  [Building 4]
  • Campus Pharmacy 
  • Uni Disc Music Shop 
  • Food on Campus - Union outlets  

Address: The University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia

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