University of Queensland

The University of Queensland was founded in 1910 and was the first university in the state. It is one of the top 100 universities worldwide with 50,000 students and 13,000 international students from 141 different nations. UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students. The University of Queensland is focused on providing students with the tools they need to excel in their chosen field and has a dedicated support staff to ease international students in their transition to Australia.

Apply to University of Queensland Exchange Program


  • Open to all CLAS majors (Science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encouraged to apply)
  • Languages of Instruction: English
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Interview with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean


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The University of Queensland has more than 4,000 courses from which to choose, but some may require permission. See the university’s Programs and Courses page for more information. Course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office.


Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.


The University of Queensland offers guaranteed accommodation to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students commencing at St Lucia or Herston campus. For more information, see the Guaranteed Accommodation page.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan.


For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Applications forms are available on the UF International Center website.

The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship: Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.


A $425 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $425 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Deadlines

See the application deadline and dates on the International Center website.

Contact Information

University of Queensland students

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Emma Frierson (she/her)
Study Abroad Advisor

UF Faculty Manager
Dr. Brian Harfe
(352) 294-1955

Additional Information

The University of Queensland Information Sheet (PDF 387 KB)
The University of Queensland Student Blogs
University of Queensland UF Exchange Flyer

Apply to University of Queensland Exchange Program