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University of Queensland

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Sponsor: The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Location: Brisbane, Australia


A large, green and open campus located on the Brisbane River and close to the South Pacific shore, University of Queensland is a world leader in biotechnology, marine science, and engineering and offers a wide range of courses related to Australia in history, political science, and sociology.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Term Notes: This program follows the Australian academic calendar: Fall Quarter program begins in early July and ends in November. Winter/Spring Quarters begin in early February and end in late June. Full Year is either February through November (the Australian academic year) or early July through late June (the U.S. academic year). Students may choose either option.


  • NU students must enroll in a minimum of 15 semester credits per semester, which translates to eight units at the University of Queensland.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an Arcadia application by the program's deadline

Languages: English


  • Self-catered student apartments with other international students located in Brisbane's popular South Bank area, or fully-catered residential colleges with Australian students (spots are limited, competitive, and include an additional cost). 
  • For more information about UQ's housing options, visit Arcadia's Housing Overview page. 

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $28,890

Billed by Northwestern: $17,680

  • Tuition: $15,120
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $11,210

  • Housing: $5,600
  • Meals: $1,510
  • Airfare: $2,000
  • Local transportation: $165
  • Books & supplies: $265
  • Personal expenses: $1,135
  • Visa: $535

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