• This information is for international prospective students. View "Planning your arrival" for more information.


Pre-departure online briefing


This pre-departure information has been designed to support you in your transition to Australia.

Preparing for your studies at UQ is a busy time, so we've prepared the following online resources to make the process of starting at UQ a little easier. 

Pre-departure guide and presentation

The presentation and guide provide you with 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 Pre-departure presentation (PDF, 5.2 MB)

Download the Pre-departure guide 

Plan Your Arrival webinar

If you missed our recent Plan Your Arrival webinar – or want to watch it again – it's now available online: 

Watch on Vimeo Watch on Youku

Important dates on arrival

Compulsory Getting Started Session

Three times per week, starting 11 January 2019

Accommodation Information Session

20 February 2019

English for Academic Communication

Classes held in Weeks 3–8 of semester. Online registration opens two weeks before classes start.

Jump Start Academic Preparation Program

St Lucia

Undergraduate: 12 - 15 February 2019

Postgraduate: 23 February 2019


Undergraduate: 20 or 21 February 2019

Postgraduate: 22 February 2019

Orientation Week

18 - 22 February 2019

Market Day

20 February 2019

Important dates for Semester 1, 2019

Last date to request a program change through mySI-net

15 February 2019

Due date to enrol for international students

22 February 2019

Semester 1 classes commence

25 February 2019

Last date for addition/alteration of enrolment

8 March 2019

Due date for payment of fees and charges

8 March 2019

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

31 March 2019

Last date to drop courses or cancel enrolment without academic penalty

30 April 2019

Semester 1 classes end

1 June 2019

Semester 1 examination period

8–22 June 2019

Semester 1 ends

 22 June 2019

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