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CSU IP Australia: University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Restrictions: CSU System applicants only
Budget Estimates Calendar Year
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Communications, English, Geography, History, Literature, Marine Biology, Marine Science, Mass Media, Sociology
Program Description:

CSU IP Australia: University of Queensland   

Program At A Glance

When: Semester 1 (fall) is mid-February to late June; semester 2 (spring) is early July to late November.

Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Australia as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.   

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

Areas of Study and Course Prerequisites: 

  • History: World History; U.S. History. Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division coursework in history, political science, or international relations. 
  • Marine Biology: One year of Biology with laboratory; one year of Chemistry with laboratory; Calculus; Statistics.  Additional recommended coursework:  Other coursework in marine biology.
  • Communications & Media Studies: Communication & Rhetoric, New Media: Ideas & Uses, Issues in Cultural Studies
  • Sociology: Introduction to Sociology (or a similar introductory sociology course); Research Methods; Statistics. 

Program Overview

University of Queensland is a world-class research institution, and the oldest university in Queensland.  UQ enrolls over 38,000 undergraduate students across its multiple campuses and teaching sites throughout Queensland; CSU IP participants study at the St. Lucia campus in Brisbane. CSU IP students enroll directly in the University of Queensland, studying alongside Australian students and gaining the experience of being fully integrated into life at UQ and in Australia. University of Western Sydney2

Students are required to have a major (or a closely related major) in one of the approved areas of study listed above. Students will need to complete specific major or related courses in order to be prepared for the coursework at UQ.  Students should consult the UQ website for specific courses and keep in mind that not all coursework is available to visiting students and that prerequisites may apply.  For more information about the academic programs at UQ, students may refer to the Academic Bulletin for the previous year.  Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.

Please note that the CSU IP program at the University of Queensland is based on reciprocal exchange; the number of CSU IP participants accepted into the program is dependent on the ability of UQ to send students to study in the U.S.  Placements at UQ tend to be very limited; therefore students applying to this program should select a second choice program in Australia (or elsewhere) that also offers their area of study, in the event that they are not selected for participation in their first choice.  The alternate program(s) should be noted on the “Second Choice Questionnaire,” which can be found in the CSU IP application.  


The University of Queensland’s main campus at St. Lucia is set on a 280 acre site bounded on all sides by the Brisbane River, about 4 miles from the city center of Brisbane.  The city of Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia with a population of 2.3 million.  More information about UQ’s St. Lucia campus can be found here


Students arrange their own housing using information provided by the University of Queensland.  Most students live in residential colleges (dormitories), apartments or shared houses in Brisbane, near UQ’s St. Lucia campus.  More information about accommodations near UQ can be found here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.