UQ ranked among top 50 universities in the world


UQ has yet again been ranked among the top 50 in the prestigious QS World University Rankings! So, what does it mean to attend one of the world’s best universities?

1. Your professors and teachers are changing the world

A top university attracts top people. In the past 15 years, UQ academics have found a vaccine for cervical cancer, pioneered rocket technology, and made discoveries that may address food shortages for a growing global population (to name just a few). Plus, they’ve won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university.

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Great Court, St Lucia campus

2. You have access to incredible facilities

We have 8 multimillion-dollar research institutes, 15 specialist libraries with 24/7 study spaces and 3D printers, 6 health clinics, 6 museums an athletics track, basketball courts, tennis courts, gym, 50-metre pool, beach volleyball court, playing fields, an equine specialist hospital, a small animal hospital, a community garden and so much more!

Not to mention that UQ’s St Lucia campus is the eleventh most beautiful campus in the world. Seriously. It’s frequently compared to Hogwarts because it’s a pretty magical place.

3. You have all the resources you need to lay the groundwork for a fulfilling career

A university degree is worth as much as you put into it. You can do the basics and graduate with a piece of paper, or with just a little bit of effort, you can make your time at UQ really meaningful.

Study part of your degree in (yet another) country with UQ Abroad, sign up to the UQ Employability Award and be recognised for extra-curricular activities, become a Summer or Winter research scholar or join a sports team.

4. You are well looked after

Flying across the world, leaving your family, friends and familiar spaces to attend university in a country where mammals lay eggs is not the easiest decision. We know that, and we work really, really hard to make it a great experience for you.

We help you with English and finding accommodation, with making friends and coping with study. We provide you with spaces and support to practice your faith and we have international student advisors for any questions or worries you might have.

5. You graduate with a degree from a globally respected institution

When you graduate from UQ you join an alumni body that includes a Nobel Prize winner, Oscar winners, a Governor General, politicians, business people, news anchors, judges, teachers, Great Barrier Reef researchers, David Attenborough’s cameraman, celebrity chefs, award winning journalists, HIV AIDs activists, authors, Google employees and film makers.

A degree from a top 50 university can take you to amazing places. Our highly awarded careers service team work with you to help you find a career that will enable you to make fulfilling change in your own life or the lives of others.


 Start your Science journey with UQ!

Find out more about our undergraduate and postgraduate study options in Science. Apply now, or get in touch with one of our friendly student advisors.


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