What's it like to be an international student in Australia?


“UQ was absolutely my first choice, because I could not settle for anything other than the best.”
Sravani Vissapragada, Master of Biotechnology student


Choosing an institution for overseas study can be confusing.

When faced with multiple global ranking systems, a plethora of degrees, and many different lifestyle factors, it can be difficult to work out which university would best suit your individual needs.

Recently, eight current Indian students at The University of Queensland (UQ) got together to share their thoughts on why UQ was their first choice for international study.

Join them as they show you around UQ’s campuses and their adopted hometown of Brisbane in sunny Queensland, Australia.


“I chose Brisbane specifically. Firstly, because of its weather, secondly, because it’s really peaceful, and lastly because the people here are really respectful and welcoming.”
Sabi Aggarwal, Bachelor of Business Management student


UQ is currently home to more than 500 Indian students, and 78 Indian members of academic staff. More than 570 UQ alumni live in India.

For more than a century, UQ has maintained a reputation for excellence by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. UQ consistently ranks among the world’s top universities, reflecting UQ’s global standing, the high quality of our researchers, teaching staff and alumni, and our reputation for excellence.

UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.

Recently, UQ achieved a 91.6 per cent student satisfaction rating from international students – the highest rating of all Go8 universities.


 Are you considering your study options?

Learn more about why UQ could be the university for you. Come to the UQ Information Day in New Delhi or Mumbai to explore your study options at one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight universities.

Speak to university professional and academic staff, explore our wide range of exciting programs, find out more about entry requirements and potential scholarship opportunities and see where UQ can lead you next.

UQ Information Day in India


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