Markus, student from Norway

So much happening

'It’s been a pleasure and a good experience with everything there is to do in this city. I like the way that you have cafés and restaurants in the city, a nightlife in the valley, and cosy food markets on Sundays at South Bank. There is much happening all the time - it never gets boring.'

Markus - Norway

What's on your adventure list?

There is so much to do in just one or two semesters in Brisbane, so check out the local guides or start creating your own list of adventures.

Choose an adventure for...

The ultimate foodie

Let's eat

Arts, music and culture buff

Raise the curtain

Nature lover and adrenaline junkie

Get outside

Sports fanatic

Game on

Living in Brisbane

Come and spend a semester in Brisbane, or 'Brissy' as the locals call it. You'll feel right at home in a safe, welcoming and student-friendly city.

Warm all-year round

The weather in Brisbane is fantastic, with an average of 283 sunny days each year. We have warm summers (up to 35 degrees celsius) and mild winters (as low as 10 degrees celsius).

Perfect for foodies and music lovers

Brisbane has developed a well-earned ‘foodie’ reputation with dining options that cater to all tastes. We're also home to dozens of arts and music festivals each year as well as heaps of live music venues.

Get around easily

Brisbane is full of buses, ferries and trains to get you where you need to go. Public transport is convenient, but so are the bicycles, scooters and walking tracks all around the city. The best part? Students get a 50% discount on fares!


You’re not going to want to spend all your money on living expenses, which is why Brisbane is perfect! We have one of the lowest costs of living compared to other Australian cities which means you can spend more on travel and fun.

Computer science student Caelan at the Twelve Apostles in Victoria

Aussie adventures

There's plenty to do during a semester in Australia, so make Brisbane your home base to see it all. Of course, you’re going to want to see the rest of Australia while you’re here!

Day trip to the world-famous Gold Coast beaches, get a thrill sandboarding down the dunes at Moreton Island, or go chasing waterfalls at Kondalilla National Park.

Why not spend the mid-semester break exploring a little further from home? Brisbane sits right in between Cairns and Melbourne and has daily flights to all the big Aussie cities like Sydney and Perth.

We’re also just a short flight to New Zealand and South-East Asian destinations like Thailand, Bali and Vietnam.

Explore Queensland

Guaranteed accommodation

While you’re studying in Brisbane for your study abroad or exchange semester, you’ll need a place to call home. We’ll make it easy for you with guaranteed study abroad and exchange student accommodation in a nearby student residential complex. You’ll have plenty of options so you can choose what’s right for you!

Our dedicated accommodation team will help you find an affordable home which includes bills, internet, furniture and facilities like gyms and pools. Some providers even organise trips to nearby beaches or provide welcome kits with everything you’ll need.

There are thousands of modern student accommodation rooms within 5 minutes’ walk from each QUT campus. Study abroad and exchange students can also get leases tailored to your semester in Brisbane so you don’t have to worry about paying more than you need.

For a full study abroad and exchange semester package, check out Semester in Australia (SiA). SiA understands that you're only here for a few short months, and you want to make the most of your time.

The ultimate study abroad university

Choose us and you're choosing an inner-city university, close to the action.

Our Gardens Point campus