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Support for students

A common misconception about university is that you have to do it 'on your own'. You will be relieved to know that QUT offers many proactive and timely support services to help you succeed. You will have access to a range of free services within your course and outside of class:

  • Language and learning support, such as writing and assignment feedback, study and presentation skills
  • Maths, science and IT support, such as understanding course content, developing STEM skills and guidance with assessment items
  • Career management skills that put you in charge of your future and enable you to investigate career options while building your employability
  • Leadership and development such as attending workshops, conferences and volunteering on campus to understand your leadership style, skills and strengths.

Language, learning and study support

Support for your academic success is directly embedded in your course and also available outside of class; you'll receive the right help at the right time.

From getting feedback on assessment drafts to practising your presentation skills and learning how to better manage your time, you will have free access to language, learning and study support.

By accessing these services, you will help yourself to reach your personal and academic goals, gain independence and confidently take control of your learning.

Maths, science and IT support

Specialist support for maths, science and IT is available to ensure you have the knowledge to succeed, no matter your course.

Support is provided through drop-in sessions, workshops and online learning resources to thousands of students every semester.

Our award-winning team of ‘STIMulate’ volunteer students and Educators is an initiative which normalises students helping students as core support for learning university-wide.

When there’s a tricky MSIT concept coming up in the course, we’re already there, ready with the right services to support you.

Career and employability development

We can help you plan and manage your own career, assist with course uncertainty, and help clarify your vision for the future through online resources and in-person drop-in sessions.

To prepare you for the real world, you can get assistance with job searching techniques, investigate career options and explore your employability through networking, resume writing and more.

During your course, you can complete for-credit work experience and access industry-specific events and programs that put you in charge of your future.

You can also find part-time or casual work through QUT’s UniHub and speak with trained students who are available for chats about university challenges and career opportunities.

Leadership and development opportunities

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

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

You’ll be able to understand and develop your own leadership style, skills and strengths to enact positive social change and build community. Designed to increase your outlook, diversify your thinking and ultimately to inspire, these opportunities let you learn with experts and peers to build connections and confidence.

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 issadvice@qut.edu.au to see how they can help your international study journey.

Get in touch

Australian and NZ students

3138 2000

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International students

1800 181 848
(within Australia)

+61 3 9627 4853
(outside Australia)

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