Getting prepared

Getting prepared

Before you arrive

There's a lot to organise before you start your studies. Watch our Plan Your Arrival video to help you get started.

It provides you with information on what to do before you arrive, your accommodation options in Brisbane, healthcare, working while you study, which orientation sessions to attend at UQ, and where to get help when you need it.

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You can also download the pre-departure presentation (PDF, 6.2 MB).

Pre-departure guide

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This guide for international students contains information about preparing for travel, arriving in Australia and getting started at UQ.


 Download the guide (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Pre-departure seminars in your region
Seminars covering pre-departure information are held in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia throughout the year.

Living in Australia

Studying in another country can be daunting. We have all the resources you need to settle in to life in Australia and at UQ.

Preparing for semester
We'll walk you through how to enrol in classes, drafting a timetable, paying your fees, and everything you need to know to prepare for a successful semester.

Need help?

If you're unsure about anything or have any questions, we're here to help.

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