A message from the Vice-Chancellor

“QUT is excited to be able to welcome international students from more than 100 different countries back to our campuses in Brisbane. The energy and vitality that international students have added back to the QUT and Brisbane community in Semester 1 has been warmly welcomed. We look forward to the safe return of many more of our enrolled and new international students in Semester 2.”

Professor Margaret Sheil AO
Vice-Chancellor and President

Travelling to Brisbane

From April 2022, students with valid visas can enter Queensland with no quarantine required.  You will need to take a TGA approved rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival in Queensland.

For the latest travel advice visit Study Queensland.

Predeparture information session

If you are in your home country and preparing to travel, make sure you watch the recording of our recent pre-departure webinar. It covered a broad range of information including planning your travel during COVID-19 restrictions, arriving in Australia, health and safety, and living and studying in Brisbane.

More information for students

Airport reception

To support your arrival into Brisbane, QUT offers a free 24 hour airport reception service open to all international students travelling to Brisbane for the first time in Semester 2, 2022. This means there will be a friendly driver waiting for you at the airport to take you to your pre-arranged accommodation.

Airport reception service

Finding accommodation

There are many different accommodation options available to you depending on your preferences and budget. Choose from student residential complexes, residential colleges or private rentals. Our helpful accommodation officers are available to help you find the right accommodation for you.

Access accommodation officers

Getting started at QUT

Our fun and engaging o-week program will help you familiarise yourself with QUT. This is an opportunity to attend virtual workshops and seminars, learn about the support services on offer, connect with student clubs and societies and meet other international students.

O-week program

Latest travel advice

As you make your plans to travel to Brisbane to study at QUT, we encourage you to read the latest travel and visa advice.

Advice for future students

  • still deciding? Contact our friendly future students team to have your questions answered
  • if you are starting this semester remember to regularly check your QUT email address for the news about orientation, enrolment and class information
  • follow QUT on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok to see what’s happening on campus
  • visit Study Queensland for the latest travel advice and to learn about student events happening in Brisbane.

Frequently asked questions

Travel

Who is eligible to return to Brisbane?

From April 2022, vaccinated and unvaccinated students with a valid visas can enter Queensland with no quarantine required.  You will need to take a TGA approved rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival in Queensland. These health directives may be subject to change based on further advice from the Australian Department of Home Affairs and Queensland Health.

Will I need to quarantine in Brisbane?

From April 2022, vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers with a valid visa are not required to undergo quarantine. On arrival in Queensland, you will be required to take a TGA approved rapid antigen test within the first 24 hours of your arrival.

How do I book tickets to Australia and what are the requirements?

You can book your flights to Australia through any provider of your choice. You will need to follow the individual airline requirements.

Visa

How can I get a new Confirmation of Enrolment if my current visa has expired?

You’ll need to have a valid student visa before you can travel to Australia for any remaining studies.

Before you lodge your student visa, you need to ensure that you have a valid Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) that accurately reflects your remaining study duration, and adequate Overseas Student Health Cover.

If you require an updated CoE, please follow the steps below:

  • Coursework students: if you require a new CoE, please submit the Request a Confirmation of Enrolment form. Please be advised that a CoE extension can only be granted in limited circumstances where an intervention strategy has been approved by your faculty. If a faculty intervention strategy is required in your case, we’ll advise you accordingly after you lodged the online CoE request.
  • Higher Degree Research (HDR) students: please contact the Graduate Research Centre directly to discuss your CoE extension.

If you require an OSHC extension, please refer to the “My OSHC expired, how do I extend it?” section.

Your visa application is assessed by the Department of Home Affairs. For information on the student visa application process, eligibility criteria and processing times, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs Student visa (Subclass 500) website.

What is the new Temporary Graduate Visa?

On 18 January 2022, the Australian Government announced that Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders who are eligible for a replacement Temporary Graduate visa because they lost time in Australia as a result of COVID-19 international travel restrictions, will have their visas extended to 30 September 2022. This interim measure allows eligible Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders who were affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, to enter, or remain in, Australia to live and work until they can apply for and be granted a replacement Temporary Graduate visa. For the most-up-to-date information, visit the Department of Home Affairs.

Study

Can I return to Queensland mid-way through the semester?

If you started studying online from your home country at the beginning of semester 2, 2022 and wish to travel to Brisbane mid-way through the semester, you can do so. However, you will need to continue to study online here in Brisbane until the end of the semester. You can then enrol into on-campus classes for semester 1, 2023.

Are QUT campuses COVID-safe?

As part of QUT's commitment to our community's health and safety we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following all the relevant advice from government agencies and global organisations. For more information visit our COVID-19 website.

Who can I talk to if I am struggling with my health and wellbeing?

QUT has a range of support services available to help. You can visit the QUT Medical Center to speak with a doctor or you can arrange a confidential appointment with a student counsellor.

Have questions?

Whether you’re returning to QUT to continue your studies, just beginning your university experience or thinking about applying to QUT, our dedicated future student team are here to help.

Last updated: Tuesday 10 May, 2:19pm (AEST)

QUT is excited about the Australian Government’s announcement that all eligible international students that are fully vaccinated with TGA approved vaccine will be able to return to Australia.

From 15 December, eligible international students will no longer need to apply for a travel exemption to return to Australia for study.

As per Queensland's COVID Vaccine Plan to Unite Families, there will still be a requirement to quarantine before 90% of Queensland's eligible population are fully vaccinated. You can monitor Queensland's COVID-19 statistics for more information.

We encourage you to read the entry and quarantine requirements listed on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website in detail before organising travel arrangements to Australia.

We look forward to welcoming international students back to Brisbane in 2022.

This page will be updated when more information becomes available. If you are an international student currently outside Australia, please continue to check your student email.

Queensland Government information for returning students

Australian Government information for returning students

More information for current international students