Pre-departure presentation


The pre-departure presentation has been designed to support you in your transition to Australia.

The presentation guides you through pre-departure information about preparing for travel, arriving in Australia, and getting started at UQ. It discusses issues you should be considering both prior to arrival and during your first week in Brisbane.

Download the 2018 pre-departure presentation (PDF, 7.2MB)

Important dates on arrival

Compulsory Getting Started Session

Three times per week, from 3–16 February 2018

Accommodation Information Session

St Lucia, Steele Building (3)

9 February, 2–3pm 

12 February, 3–4pm

16 February, 2–3pm 

English for Academic Communication

Classes held in Weeks 3–8 of semester

Jump Start Academic Preparation Program

St Lucia

Undergraduate: 6–9 February 2018

Postgraduate: 10 February 2018


Undergraduate: 14 and 15 February 2018

Postgraduate: 10 February 2018

Orientation Week

12–16 February 2018

Market Day

St Lucia

14 February 2018


13 February 2018

Important dates for Semester 1, 2018

Last date to request a program change through mySI-net

9 February 2018

Due date to enrol for international students

16 February 2018

Semester 1 classes commence

19 February 2018

Last date for addition or substitution of courses

2 March 2018

Due date for payment of fees and charges

2 March 2018

Census Date – last date to drop courses or cancel enrolment without financial liability

31 March 2018

Last date to drop courses or cancel enrolment without academic penalty

30 April 2018

Semester 1 classes end

2 June 2018

Semester 1 examination period

9–23 June 2018

Semester 1 ends

23 June 2018

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