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You're a domestic student if you are:

  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

You're an international student if you are:

  • intending to study on a student visa,
  • not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • not an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia.
You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student

Important dates for international students

Before you arrive in Australia, there are some important dates you need to know.

Make a note of important dates for getting started at UQ, information sessions you'll have to attend, and when you can enrol and change courses.

When you arrive

New to UQ - Getting Started

18 February 2021 (on-campus and online)

Accommodation and Renting in Brisbane Information Session

17 February 2021

English for Academic Communication

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

Jumpstart uni preparation program

St Lucia

  • Undergraduate: 20 February 2021 (on-campus) and 26 February 2021 (online)
  • Postgraduate: 27 February 2021 (online)


  • Undergraduate: 17 and 18 February 2021 (on-campus) and 19 February 2021 (online)
  • Postgraduate: 19 February 2021 (on-campus and online)

Orientation Week

Semester 1

  • 15–19 February 2021

Market Day

Semester 1

  • To be confirmed

Connect Week

Semester 1

  • 22–26 February 2021

Semester 1, 2021

Last date to request a program change through mySI-net

12 February 2021

Due date to enrol for international students

19 February 2021

Semester 1 classes commence

22 February 2021

Last date for addition/alteration of enrolment

5 March 2021

Due date for payment of fees and charges

5 March 2021

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

31 March 2021

Semester 1 classes end

29 May 2021

Semester 1 examination period

31 May – 19 June 2021

Semester 1 ends

19 June 2021

Domestic students should check the Academic Calendar for important UQ dates.