Moving to Brisbane to study?

Moving out of home or to a new city is a big step, but there's plenty of support to help you plan your move and settle into life at university.

Explore your study options

Distance doesn't have to be a barrier when it comes to exploring your tertiary options. We have many resources to help you find out about QUT and our courses.

Regional and on-campus events

Our staff and students travel to regional career markets around Queensland and northern New South Wales and can answer your questions and provide information about courses and study options.

We also hold events at QUT on weekends and in the school holidays that you may be able to attend. QUT Open Day is the best opportunity to find out all you need to know about studying with us, and we hold holiday campus tours at our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses in the September school holidays.

Online resources

Our online resources can help you make decisions about what to study, and will provide you with detailed course information.

Admission pathways

We have a range of admission pathways that offer additional assistance, including adjustments to your selection rank (or equivalent OP), to help you get into QUT. Admission pathways are available for:

  • students who have had difficult circumstances that have impacted on their studies
  • low-income students
  • Indigenous Australians
  • elite athletes
  • students studying specific subjects at school.

Stay connected with email updates

We can send you personalised email updates with the information you need about courses, events, scholarships and important dates to help with your study decisions.

Apply for study

When you're ready to apply, use our step-by-step application guide.

Before you arrive


You'll need to start thinking about your accommodation options well before you start university. There are many options close to our campuses. We have a complete accommodation service that can provide advice about your options and tenancy issues.

Transport and parking

All of our campuses are easily accessible by public transport and some parking is available.

Balancing the books

Living away from home involves extra costs, but there are ways to save money, and financial support is available, including scholarships, Commonwealth income support and loans.

Once you arrive

Around Brisbane

You will also want to take some time to explore your new city and surrounding areas. Find out about living in Brisbane as well as events, parks, facilities and recreation.

Orientation at QUT

Our orientation program is designed to give you the best possible start to university life. Held in the weeks before classes begin, you'll meet other new students, explore the campus and its facilities, access online resources and learn about managing your study. There are dedicated sessions for students who are new to Brisbane, providing essential and practical information to help you settle into your new city.

As well as orientation, there are plenty of other opportunities to make friends and meet like-minded people.

Student support and services

Many of the services you need for everyday life can be accessed on campus including:

  • medical services
  • personal counselling
  • financial advice
  • academic support
  • employment listings and advice
  • childcare centre
  • disability support
  • retail and food outlets
  • ATMs
  • gyms and sporting facilities.