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University of Queensland

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Sponsor: The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Location: Brisbane, Australia


Situated along the Brisbane River, University of Queensland (UQ) is a classic university campus located in the St. Lucia neighborhood, five miles from central Brisbane.  One of the oldest universities in Australia, UQ is ranked in the top 100 Universities worldwide and is a world leader in biotechnology, marine science, and engineering and offers a wide range of courses in English, history, political science, business administration, computer and information sciences, sociology and social policy.

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.


  • Arcadia University requires students to enroll in 12-16 semester credits; however, if you hope to earn 6 units at Northwestern per semester, you must enroll in a minimum of 15 semester credits. Students participating on this program for Winter + Spring quarters must enroll in at least 15 semester credits to maintain full-time status at Northwestern. Carefully review Choosing Courses to Take Abroad.
  • While Northwestern's GPA requirement is 2.5, this program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

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

Languages: English


  • Off-campus, sef-catered student apartments with other international students located in Brisbane's popular South Bank area
  • On-campus, fully-catered residential colleges with Australian students (spots are limited, competitive, and include an additional cost). 
  • For UQ's housing details, visit Arcadia's Housing Overview page. 

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $29,135

Billed by Northwestern: $17,100

Estimated additional costs: $12,035

  • Housing: $6,200
  • Meals: $1,745
  • Airfare: $1,680
  • Local transportation: $220
  • Books & supplies: $240
  • Personal expenses: $1,530
  • Visa: $420

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