The Creative Industries Faculty has assisted in manufacturing thousands of face masks in less than a week using their 3D printer. The masks will be used by health care workers in Queensland to protect themselves when treating a patient with the virus.

QUT Science and Engineering Faculty alumnus, Mark Dutton, has repurposed his Supercars knowledge to designing ventilator systems for patients.

QUT researchers are also assisting in developing a vaccine for the virus by sharing their valuable research. The research explores producing vaccines in bulk at a low cost using agricultural technology.

In positive news, in a time when traditional sports have been cancelled or postponed, esports is flourishing. QUT is proud to be home to Australia’s first esports university gaming arena and esports elite athlete scholarships.

QUT is proud of our community’s efforts to contribute to the global fight against COVID-19. We are #InThisTogether.

Australia’s “black summer” of devastating bushfires has finally ended. We are very proud of the firefighters, volunteers and the community that have stepped up to assist in the time of need. The heavy rains in various parts of Australia also helped, providing much-needed relief.

QUT is located in the heart of Brisbane, in a large urban area and is fortunately away from the risk of bushfires. We extended our full support to the bushfire relief and have actively discussed the effects of bushfires where a panel of QUT academics gathered to examine impacts, bust myths and make sense of the national disaster.

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Here’s a list of top 5 reasons for students to study at QUT, Brisbane.

1. QUT is a world-class university with a global outlook, a real-world focus, high-impact research, and industry connections that deliver work-integrated learning opportunities for students.

2. QUT is in the heart of Brisbane’s central business district which is Australia’s fastest growing capital city for employment.

3. QUT welcomes international students from over 100 countries and Brisbane is the perfect ‘launch pad’ to discover Australia.

4. QUT graduates are ready for the real world because they learn practical skills using the latest technology in QUT’s state-of-the-art facilities.

5. Brisbane’s weather is sunny and warm all year, and living in Brisbane is simple and affordable with plenty of well-priced accommodation just a few minutes walk from QUT.





The QUT accommodation service provides students with information and advice on finding and securing accommodation.They also provide assistance if students have any problems arising from their accommodation.

There are different types of accommodation for students in Brisbane and identifying which is best suited is a very important step. Below are some resources that can help.

To find out more, please visit student life in Brisbane or email

The Minister of State for Food Security, Her Excellency Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi visited QUT on 8 August 2018.  Her Excellency is newly appointed in this role to develop a Food Security Strategy to future proof the country’s food production capabilities.








The focus of the visit was in the areas of:

  • Aquaculture Technology and AgTech/ Water Technology useful in UAE
  • Food waste management solutions and food-water-energy nexus innovations.
  • Nutrition and R&D

The Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia made his first official visit to Queensland in September and included QUT as part of his program.  During his visit, His Excellency Mr Jaime Bueno-Miranda met with QUT’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research Development), Professor Helen Klaebe and Director of the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, Professor Sagadevan Mundree.








The Honourable Brian Sandoval, Governor of the State of Nevada led a delegation to Queensland in August 2018.  Governor Sandoval visited QUT for the second time (first time in 2016) on 31 August 2018.  The purpose of this visit was to provide an update on the QUT/University of Nevada Reno relationship in research related to driverless vehicles, air quality, exhaust emissions and hydrological sciences and to discuss other areas, both new and existing, where there is opportunity for collaboration.

We welcome international visiting delegations from all over the world, including institutional partners, government bodies, research and industry.  Experiencing our campuses, facilities, research and student life is a great way to strengthen ties with our institution.  If you know of a delegation that would like to make an official visit to QUT, you can direct them to complete the visitor request form (or you can fill it out on their behalf) at least 3 weeks prior to the visit taking place.  We will endeavour to accommodate all requests for visits, however, please note that QUT International will evaluate all visit requests alongside strategic planning priorities.  This may mean some visit requests will not be accommodated.

Contact the International Protocols Officer via for more information about organising your visit.

International visiting delegations May-June 2018

China Guangdong Cleaner Production Association- May 2018

Visit by the China Guangdong Cleaner Production Association

A delegation led by the China Guangdong Cleaner Production Association which is guided by Guangdong Government to implement clean production and environment protection affairs, visited QUT in May 2018. The purpose of the visit was to explore investment and collaboration opportunities between China and Australia in the area of green and clean production and technology, also environment protection.


Ambassador of Poland, His Excellency, Ambassador Michal Kolodziejski – 19 June 2018

Ambassador of Poland, His Excellency, Ambassador Michal Kolodziejski visited QUT on 19th June 2018.

The Ambassador of Poland made his first official visit to Queensland in June 2018.  During his visit to QUT he met with Professor Scott Sheppard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, International and Development, Ms Tze Ay Chuah, Executive Director, QUT International, Professor Lidia Morawska, Professor, School of Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Molecular Science and Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, Professor and PwC Shair in Digital Economy.  Professor Morawska and Professor Kowalkiewicz have strong research connections with Kozminski University, Warsaw School of Economics and Politechnika Lubelska.  Kozminski University and Warsaw School of Economics are both formal partners of QUT with Students Exchange Agreements in place.

Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore -12 June 2018

Students from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore visited QUT on 12th June.

Group of 35 Engineering students from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore visited QUT to learn about QUT’s offerings in the world of Science and Engineering.  The faculty’s student ambassadors spend time with the group exploring the campus and showcasing our Robotics Vision Centre and The Cube.

QUT’s International Student Services team organises student trips in Brisbane and the surrounding areas.

The next trip is to Kondalilla National Park on Saturday 20th May 2017.

Cost: $40 (includes return coach). Students can hike the Kondalilla Falls circuit, swim in the rock pools of the waterfall, take in the views of the Glasshouse Mountains, and stop at the little village of Montville for morning coffee and views.

Students can check out their popular attractions of restaurants, wineries, pottery studios, art galleries, antique stores, craft shops, boutique cheese factory, historic buildings and much more.

Tickets on sale 2nd May.

Contact the International Student Services team for more information:

QUT Homestay office will be closed from 22nd December 2016 – 3rd January 2017.

The final date for processing any homestay applications this year for General English programs commencing 9th Jan 2017 is Friday 16th December 2016.

For emergencies, email enquiries and Airport reception enquiries (applications and changes to arrivals) , please contact QUT homestay (Emergency contact ph. +61 0407 742 450).

The QUT Global team are busy processing acceptances for semester 1/2017 so thank you for your patience during this busy time! We are happy to take further applications for semester 1/2017 (February-June) but please ensure when sending these through that we have all the information we need to process them straight away. Please also check that your students will have enough time to get their Australian Student Visa. If you would like any advice on applying in the lead up to this semester, please contact us.

For those students who are accepted to QUT, we will send the arrival guide for semester 1/2017 with important information around enrolment, class registration, orientation week and accommodation. It is important students start preparing for their semester with us as soon as possible so please ask them to read this guide carefully. We will also ensure our agents receive a copy of this to assist with providing advice.

Please note QUT will be closed for the Christmas/New Year period from 24/12/2016 to 1/1/2017 inclusive. Our office will not be able to respond to emails during this time but we will re-open on 2nd January 2017.

The new student visa framework was introduced on July 1. We heard of a few delays with visa grants in the first few weeks, but now that the July intake has passed we hope that student visa applications will be processed smoothly.

If you have any feedback on the new process, including the online application, please forward it to so that we can raise any issues with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.