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Support for students

Language, learning and study support

Your uni learning curve can be difficult, and we’re here to help you succeed.

Support for your academic success is directly embedded in your course; you’ll receive the right help at the right time.

You can also attend learning and study support drop-in sessions and workshops to build your study and research skills, time management, task planning and academic writing, help you get ready for assessment and more.

Maths, science and IT support is also available to ensure you have the knowledge to succeed, no matter your course.

Part of what makes us unique as a university is our rich culture of students helping students. We work in partnership with later-year students so they have the skills, training and capabilities to help you with questions, problems and advice.

Career and employability development

We can help you plan your career direction, assist with course uncertainty and support your employability development through online resources and in-person drop-in sessions.

To help you prepare for the real world, you can also get help with job searching techniques, networking, connecting with industry, resume writing and more.

During your course you can complete work-integrated learning, and access industry-specific events and programs that will give you a head start in your future career.

While you're studying, part-time or casual work opportunities are available through QUT’s UniHub.

Leadership and development opportunities

We understand that to be successful in your studies and career, you need to know what you are working towards, have a clear set of career goals and a peer community around you.

You can get involved in workshops, conferences and activities for your personal and professional development to enhance your university experience, and prepare you for success in the real world.

You’ll be able to develop skills that will help you thrive in your future career, enhance your capacity for leadership, and discover how to bring your vision of positive change to your community and the world.

Designed to increase your outlook, diversify your thinking and ultimately to inspire, these opportunities let you learn from experts and network for the future.

Financial support

Managing your money while studying can be challenging. Our welfare officers can help you manage your finances and access financial support.

While you're studying, you may be able to access Equity Emergency Bursaries, Equity Work Integrated Learning Bursaries and the Student Financial Assistance Scheme (SFAS) loan to help you meet basic study and living expenses.

We also offer a wide range of scholarships for students from all backgrounds, including equity scholarships, which are specifically for low-income students. Explore the scholarships we offer and apply for any you're eligible for.

If you're an Australian student studying full-time, you may be eligible for Austudy, Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY. Find out more how Centrelink can help you meet your living costs via the Human Services website.

LGBTIQA+ support

We’re proud to support our staff and students who identify as lesbian; gay; bisexual; transgender; intersex; queer or questioning; asexual, agender or aromantic; and those with other diverse genders and sexualities (LGBTIQA+). Our Ally network provides support, safe zones, services, events, information and resources to the QUT community.

You’ll be able to access counselling, medical services and specialist health clinics that can help you with any health concerns.

Our QUT Guild and Queer Collective have a strong history of representing diversity on campus and contributing to a safe, fair and equitable experience for all students.

Disability support

We offer support services to students who have a disability, injury or health condition – permanent, temporary, episodic or fluctuating.

Our Disability Advisers are located on both campuses, and you can make an appointment to discuss your support options. Appointments are free and confidential, and they won't appear on your student record.

Our disability services

Counselling and support

If you’re struggling with any aspect of your life at uni, our counsellors and welfare officers can provide you with free, professional and confidential services to support you while you’re studying.

Health services

If you need medical care, information or advice, you can visit the QUT Medical Centre. They cover general medicine, men's and women's health, travel medicine, immunisations, sexual health, mental health and skin checks.

Our QUT Health Clinics also offers free or low-cost appointments in nutrition and dietetics, exercise and movement, optometry, podiatry, and psychology and counselling.

International students on student visas must have valid Overseas Student Health Cover to access healthcare in Australia.

Religion and spirituality

We have mulitfaith chaplaincy centres for students of all faiths. Our bookable spaces, prayer rooms, student clubs and pastoral care are available to all students.

Student ombudsman

If you ever have an academic or administrative complaint or issue, our student ombudsman has a free, confidential and independent service that can help you find a solution.

Support for international students

Moving to a new country can be a big change. We support international students to make the transition to living in Brisbane and studying with QUT. We can support you with:

  • pre-arrival information and airport reception
  • international orientation
  • adjusting and settling into life in Australia
  • bringing your family
  • accommodation and homestays
  • advice and counselling
  • financial assistance
  • social trips and activities.

Contact International Student Services at to see how they can help your international study journey.

Get in touch

Australian and NZ students

International students

1800 181 848
(within Australia)

+61 3 9627 4853
(outside Australia)

Enquire online