International Student News

You’re welcome at QUT!

It’s not too late to accept your offer for Semester 1 this year. Please note the key dates below.

  • If you’re applying from outside Australia (offshore):
    acceptances must be received before Monday 11 February
  • If you’re applying from within Australia (onshore):
    acceptances must be received before Monday 18 February

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#Countdown to QUT

Check out the new #CountdownToQUT website where you can follow six current international students as they share useful tips each week to prepare you for your journey to university life. If you have a question, you can ask our students!  We look forward to welcoming you to the QUT community.

Student Round Up

QUT 5-star Good University success

QUT’s rankings in the Good University Guide 2019 for the categories of ‘Overall experience,’ ‘Learning resources’ and ‘Student support’ outstrip those of other universities.
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Love working with kids? Study education at QUT

Meet QUT Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) graduate Jenny, an international student from China who is now working as a full-time teacher at a Queensland primary school.
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Student Round Up August 2018

Celebrate QUT Discipline Strengths

It was pleasing to see the strong performance of QUT in the recent Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2018.
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QUT International High School day – Monday 22 October

We welcome all international high school students who are currently studying Year 11 or 12 here in Australia.
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How to Live Alone: Tips on Cooking at Home

Xin Chào everyone! I’m Tram from Vietnam, currently studying a Diploma in Creative Industries at QUT International College. When I came to Australia, I was shocked to see how everything here was so expensive, even a cup of juice could be $7. Then I thought I would try cooking at home, since I rented a room in a shared house with a common kitchen, to save money and eat healthier. So today I want to share some useful tips with you from my six month experience of home cooking (and occasionally eating out)!

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The Round Up February

New postgraduate courses in Engineering

Interested in expanding your knowledge in Engineering?

QUT now offers two new postgraduate courses with February and July intakes:

New course: Master of Counselling (PY12)

Gain advanced knowledge and skills in counselling therapy with an applied and experimental focus to your studies. You will also gain practical experience in QUT’s own Psychology and Counselling clinic.

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QUT at the Forefront of Startups in Australia

In the 2017 Startup Muster survey, QUT was found to be the second most attended educational institution in the country.

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Jessie gets a Life Changing Experience in Silicon Valley

QUT Creative Industries graduate Jessie Hughes was chosen as one of 20 young (18-29 year old), high-achieving, tech-focused Australians to go on a study tour to Silicon Valley, USA.

Find out how Jessie’s curiosity of choosing tech-heavy electives at QUT and travel have opened up a world of endless opportunities.

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Education Courses Available for Mid-year Entry

July entry is now available for the following courses:

Bachelor of Education

Master of Teaching

Admissions in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.

QUT Lecturer Australian University Teacher of the Year

QUT’s robotics vision Distinguished Professor Peter Corke have been honoured as Australian University Teacher of the Year 2017, the nation’s most prestigious higher education teaching award.

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QUT to Lead National Robotic Defence Research

Federal Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced last month that QUT will lead research in the new Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems. QUT will headquarter the potentially $121 million research facility in Queensland.

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New App to Help with Summer Safety

Summertime can lead to many burns giving you lifelong scars and year’s of treatment. To prevent this, QUT’s Dr Leila Cuttle has partnered with Australian technology company iPug to release “Cool runnings”, an app to educate people on burn prevention and burn first aid.

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Graduation is here!

I still remember what we were told during our Business Orientation session. “ It is hard to adapt to a new country, university and lifestyle all at once, but what you might not realise yet is that is even harder when you finish your studies”. Now I can relate to that feeling of leaving behind my student life. Whilst moving on is exciting it’s also scary at the same time. The future seems both challenging and uncertain.

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The Round Up December

Apply now for Semester 1, 2018

Interested in studying at QUT? Take the first step of studying abroad by exploring our wide range of courses.

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QUT students selected for the 2017 Huawei Seeds for the Future Award

On Monday 20 November we congratulated and farewelled 6 QUT STEM students who were selected to participate in the Huawei’s 2017 Seeds for the Future annual program. The program includes a 3-week hands-on learning experience across Beijing and Shenzhen in China.

QUT to host accelerator program for med tech entrepreneurs

The Bridge Tech Program is a QUT based accelerator program aimed for people interested in medical technology and medical devices. Starting in 2018, the program will provide training for 100 successful applicants, via online resources and a three-day residential course at QUT in Brisbane.

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Discover Creative Industries in 360

Join QUT Creative Industries graduate Jessie Hughes on a 360 adventure across Brisbane, Australia. Immerse yourself in the best of what QUT Creative Industries and Brisbane has to offer! See the amazing study spaces and beautiful Brisbane places that makes us one of the hottest study destinations in Australia.

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What happens after graduation?

Hear about Aubrey’s plans after she graduates.

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QUTIC welcomes the first Diploma in Health Science cohort

QUT recently welcomed 59 new students into the new Diploma in Health Science (HL10) program. The new eight-month diploma program provides students with a taste of what it is like to study Health at QUT whilst developing their English language skills to the required level for entry into selected health degrees.

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QUT wins the 2017 Global Business Challenge

A combined team from University of Arizona/QUT winners Smart Blox won first prize in the 2017 Global Business Challenge for their Do-it-Yourself solar system. The prize includes $100,000 plus an industry prize from ACTewAGL and Queensland Government each worth $75,000.

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Pathways into OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science program

QUT offers the only optometry training in Queensland.  The QUT optometry program includes a three-year OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science followed by a two-year OP85 Master of Optometry. Students who meet the academic and English entry requirements will be admitted.  English and Foundation pathway programs into OP45 are available to eligible students.  

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The RoundUp November

Bachelor of Creative Industries – NEW FRESH LOOK

Australia’s first Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) course has continued to evolve to better prepare graduates for careers combining creativity, business and technology.

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QUT lecturers awarded amon Australia’s best

Three QUT lecturers have been honoured for their excellence in delivering student learning in Australia’s highest awards for university teaching.

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Advanced standing changes – Diploma in Health Science (HL10)

Get a headstart with you bachelor degree by undertaking the Diploma in Health Science (HL10, Public Health major). Upon successful completion you will receive advanced standing towards your health degree into the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Human Services (SW03)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (SW04)
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science (XN43)

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Popgun – creating music for the future

The Popgun team includes computer science graduate Adam Hibble and business and law student Jack Nolan, the winners of the QUT bluebox Challenge. The team have created ALICE, an artificial intelligence that can play and compose music.

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Meet Linette from Malaysia

Follow Linette on her latest adventures around Brisbane and the surroundings.

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Creative Startup Bootcamp unit -NEW

Delivered by Australia’s largest creative tech incubator for startups, Creative Enterprise Australia, this new unit gives QUT Creative Industries students the opportunity to rub shoulders with and learn direct from successful entrepreneurs.

Available from 2019 to students in the third year of the Bachelor of Creative Industries, the Creative Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (KKB380) unit is an intensive “startup bootcamp” experience.

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Apply now to the Master of Health, Safety and Environment 

With the Master of Health, Safety and Environment (PU80) you will gain advanced knowledge and specialised skills required for professional practice or research in occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental management (EM).

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Interesting in studying of the mind and behaviour?

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) (PY45) offers you an excellent foundation for careers in professional areas where an understanding of human behaviour is an advantage.

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