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Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment, Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Biology, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Management, Social Sciences/Sociology, Sociology
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment, Study Center
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Erica Nikolaisen
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
University of Queensland

Program Overview


University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s oldest universities and is ranked in the top 50. Its picturesque sandstone courtyard leads into a campus with its own parkland, lakes and sporting grounds - a great setting for the many clubs and societies. UQ is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of leading Australian tertiary institutions intensive in research and comprehensive in both general and professional education.

Located about five miles outside the center of Brisbane, UQ is a world leader in STEM fields such as bio-technology, marine science, biology, mathematics and engineering and offers a wide range of courses related to Australia in English, history, political science and sociology faculties. Additionally, it has an AACSB accredited business school. You'll find advanced research laboratories, inspiring academics, and a campus culture that is conducive to academic debate and discovery.

UQ prides itself in its exceptional teaching standards. Courses are challenging and many involve hands-on work especially in the science field. UQ owns its own teaching facilities at North Stradbroke Island and Heron Island ensuring that students can get fully immersed in the Australian environment while learning.

Please visit the Arcadia University of Queensland website to learn more about the program details.

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.


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Education Abroad Credits

 

You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad.

To find more information about specific courses at the University of Queensland, use the on-site course catalog or view the courses from the Arcadia website

Academic Terms in the United States and Australia

When viewing the on-site course catalog, please note that the Australian academic terms are different than what is used in the United States.

Australian Term United States Term
Faculty School or College
Course Degree
Subject, Unit, or Paper Course
Course outline Syllabus
Semester 1 Spring semester
Semester 2 Fall semester


To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Arcadia University of Queensland Historical Course List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser. 


Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • Minimum 3.0 grade-point average
  • Sophomore class standing or higher at time of study

Housing and Meals


Your housing will be arranged by Arcadia. As a student at the University of Queensland, you will have the option of applying to live on campus in a Residential College or opting for off campus housing in a student apartment. More information about housing is located on the Arcadia accommodation website.


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall budget sheet and Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.

Arcadia Scholarship

As a Penn State student you will automatically be awarded a $500 Arcadia Scholarship. Arcadia has created this award to make their programs affordable to you for fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. This award has already been calculated into the Budget Sheet.

For More Information


For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:
  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance.

Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

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Getting Started
Schedule an Appointment
Academics
Cost & Funding
Health & Safety
Parents & Family
Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016
03/15/2016 07/10/2016 11/20/2016
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016
03/15/2016 07/10/2016 06/25/2017
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Spring 2017 09/15/2016
**
Rolling Admission 02/14/2017 06/25/2017
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
03/15/2017 07/11/2017 11/19/2017
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
03/15/2017 07/11/2017 06/24/2018
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. The end date is estimated and will be updated once the official program dates have been confirmed.
Spring 2018 07/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed