Why choose UQ

Why choose UQ

A degree the world will recognise

We're here to offer you an education – and not just a qualification. We're a university that answers life's biggest questions. A university with endless possibilities. A university that will equip you for future success – locally and globally, today and tomorrow.

Don't just pick a place.

Don't choose any path.
Choose your future.

Our academic disciplines are as diverse as our students.

With some of the most varied study options in Australia, you can choose a degree to match your interests, passions or career goals.

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A balance of study and play

Get an education. And a life. We wouldn't have it any other way. UQ students enjoy a healthy study/life balance. With the great outdoors close at hand, it’s easy to enjoy an active lifestyle.

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State-of-the-art facilities

Exceptional sporting facilities

Over 190 clubs and societies

Our highly awarded teachers

With a passion for big ideas and little details, you’ll learn from teachers and scholars who are acknowledged international experts in their own fields. Find out how to ask questions. Learn how to search for answers.

Hear from some of our award-winning teachers

More national teaching awards than any other Australian university

Good University Guide. Five-star rating for Staff Qualifications & Research Grants


A reputation built on research

We connect the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. From poverty and sustainability to climate change and cancer studies, our pioneering research is shaping the future of our planet and its people.

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in research grants
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in the prestigious Nature Index
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A few things we're proud of

Queensland’s only university ranked in the top 50 as measured by the QS World University Rankings. A UQ degree shows you have studied at one of the world's most respected universities.

  • 40th

    Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities
  • 42nd

    US News Best Global Universities
  • 47th

    QS World University Rankings
  • 55th

    Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • 66th

    Times Higher Education World University Ranking

Learn to see the potential of the world. Gain the knowledge to make it better. 

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