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There are 10 highly ranked universities in Queensland offering hundreds of courses to over 40,000 international students.

Queensland's Universities

The Queensland Government understands that students want world-class education, the flexibility to choose the right course from a comprehensive range of options and to study in an enjoyable diverse, safe and vibrant community.

Queensland is an internationally recognised hub for scientific education, research, development, commercialisation and innovation.

Pathways to Queensland Universities

Get admitted to Queensland universities through various outcomes.


The equivalent of undertaking year 12 (the senior year in Queensland) to allow students to meet the academic requirements needed to start a Bachelor degree at university. Courses vary from 13 weeks to one year.

The equivalent of studying the first year of the relevant Bachelor degree and allow students to upgrade their qualifications. Courses may combine academic and English language studies and usually run for two semesters.

Vocational education and training (VET) courses are often recognised by universities as prior learning, which can contribute to a Bachelor degree. Students must check the credit arrangements with the relevant university.

Graduating from a Queensland High School (Yr12) provides a direct pathway to university entry for eligible students. The 'Tertiary Entrance Statement' indicates the rankings for eligible students for tertiary admission.

Queensland's 10 universities have an impressive range of exchange agreements with high-quality institutions. Students can undertake an exchange for one or two semesters while gaining credit towards a degree.

Queensland universities' alumni networks

Queensland's universities all have active international alumni organisations. Queensland Universities' Alumni group is open to all Queensland alumni and provides an invaluable network of contacts from around the world.

Here's a list of University Alumni networks:

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