Help for international students

Moving to a foreign country to study can be challenging. Find resources and services to help you settle in to life and learning at UQ.

Whether you’re joining us at UQ’s Gatton or St Lucia campuses, or both, you’ll find information here to support you from when you arrive until it’s time to say goodbye.

    UQ campuses

    You’re likely to study at one or both of UQ’s St Lucia and Gatton campuses.

    UQ St Lucia is seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, and UQ Gatton is just over an hour away from the city.

    Find out more about our campuses, including how to get to Gatton or St Lucia, and information about facilities, services and campus tours at each location.

    Detailed information about UQ Gatton is also available on the Gatton Campus website.

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    UQ International Student Support team

    UQ’s International Student Support team provides ongoing help for a range of issues, including:

    • accommodation and airport pick-up
    • health cover
    • homesickness
    • family and childcare issues
    • English language support.

    They also run workshops for new international students, covering essential information about life in Australia and at UQ, including:

    • getting started at UQ
    • Australian culture
    • health and safety
    • working on a student visa.
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    my.UQ: Student Services

    Visit my.UQ for essential information to support you in your studies and social life.

    You’ll find information and resources about:

    • workshops for international students
    • how to find accommodation
    • how to strengthen your study skills and abilities
    • counselling services and crisis appointments
    • disabilities services
    • health and wellbeing programs, including mindfulness, yoga and self-help
    • UQ Multi-faith Chaplaincy.
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    Student Central

    Visit Student Central for help with program planning, study support, wellbeing, and more.

    You can drop in to Student Central at each of our campuses to speak with our staff and find opportunities to connect with other students through events and activities.

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    Residential schools

    Several courses within our external programs have compulsory residential school components.

    Our practical residential schools are held on campus, usually at UQ Gatton.

    They’re held over a single day, or for up to six days, during semester breaks in March/April and September/October.

    Residential school timetable

    Each semester the residential timetable will be available on Allocate+.

    After you enrol, you can access your timetable at my.UQ dashboard (requires login).

    When planning your enrolment, always follow the recommended schedules set out in our Science Study Planners to avoid clashes with the residential school timetable. Check your timetable once you’re enrolled in the course to ensure you don’t have a timetable clash. 


    Limited on-campus accommodation is available.

    To organise accommodation, visit the UQ Res Life Gatton campus Halls of Residence web pages.

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    Not yet enrolled with us?

    The information on this page is for current students within the School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability.

    If you haven’t yet enrolled to study with us, visit our study pages to find information about our degree programs and credit transfers.

    Alternatively, visit Study at UQ for more details about UQ and how to apply as an international student.

    You’ll find comprehensive information on:

    • study options
    • UQ facts, including translations in your own language
    • information for Year 12 students
    • information for parents
    • studying for one or two semesters at UQ
    • life in Brisbane.