Why choose QUT?

We are a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. While we're based in Brisbane, Queensland, we have a global outlook.

With some 50,000 students, including 8,000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than $800 million, we're positioned to grow and develop as one of Australia's leading universities.

A world-class university

QUT ranked 24th in the world and top two in Australia in the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

QUT is ranked in the 201-250 band globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016-2017) and has also achieved a 201-300 world ranking in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

QUT Business School was the first business school in Australia to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.

QUT has the only Australian Masters in Finance ranked by the Financial Times. Our Master of Business (Applied Finance) is ranked 44th in the world by the Financial Times (2016).

1st in Australia and 24th in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2017).

89% of our international students are satisfied with their experience at QUT (International Student Barometer Queensland, 2016).

We're ranked 65th globally for Computer Science in THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject.

QUT ranked 18th in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for 2018.

Strength in research

We're always contributing to new knowledge in our areas of research strength. Our researchers work to find solutions to today's complex problems and issues. In the Excellence in Research for Australia Ranking (ERA, 2015), 100% of submitted QUT research was assessed at being world standard or above.

Prepare for your career

QUT graduates get jobs. Each year more than 6,000 bachelor degree students graduate from our university. We continue to outperform Queensland and Australian average rates for graduate employment.

All of our courses are designed to enhance your job prospects, and we can also help you get industry-ready with:

  • interactive career development programs
  • career planning advice
  • feedback on your CV
  • workshops and online guides for job-seeking and preparing for an interview
  • a career mentor scheme that links students with industry professionals.

Expert teachers

Our teaching staff are experts in their field. They'll inspire your learning and help you make important connection with the real world. Our staff are regularly recognised with national awards for their excellent teaching. Many of our full-time academic staff have industry experience, and they're supported by more than 3,000 part-time lecturers and tutors from industry and the professional world.

Strong industry connections

Our courses are designed and regularly reviewed in consultation with industry professionals, so we make sure we're always meeting changing industry needs.

Many of our courses offer opportunities to work within an organisation and get credit towards your degree, giving you first-hand experience working with industry professionals.

Real-world courses

Our courses provide real-world learning experiences. Real-world learning integrated theory, knowledge and skills with professional and contemporary practice.

Work-integrated learning is incorporated into all of our undergraduate courses. You can earn credit towards your course through co-curricular work experience, volunteering placements, projects with industry or community partners, site visits, study tours and other opportunities.

These real-world learning experiences offer you the opportunity to develop contacts in your chosen industry, put your education into practice, enhance your initiative, problem-solving and teamwork skills, and get a taste of the real world of work in your chosen field.

Cultural diversity

We have nearly 8,000 international students from more than 100 countries studying with us, and many of our lecturers and tutors have worked overseas or have international qualifications. We promote and celebrate our cultural diversity on campus through social activities, festivals and university-wide events.

The time of your life

Your time at university will be life-changing. We provide support, social activities and development opportunities to help you discover your place in the world and make the most of your time studying with us.


Study Abroad and Exchange Office

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  • Level 1, A Block, Room 102
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000
  • Monday - Friday, 9-5pm

  • Postal address:
    QUT - Study Abroad & Exchange Office
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001