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About Queensland

Queensland has an incredibly diverse environment. You can choose to study and live in a major city, a coastal town, or even the outback. 

A map of Queensland showing the major cities and town centres as well as the state's location in Australia.

Map of study locations in Queensland.


A snapshot of Queensland

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Education choices

Queensland has 10 universities with 32 campuses across the state and more than 100 private registered training organisations

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Leading student city

Queensland has two cities (Brisbane & Gold Coast) ranked in the top 100 QS Best Student Cities (2023)

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Welcomes international students

Queensland is home to 73,000 international students from over 158 countries

Chat to a Queensland student ambassador

Diverse study options  

Queensland has some of the best universities in Australia for you to choose from. These include Griffith University, the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology among many others. These universities offer a wide range of courses and have a reputation for providing high-quality education.  

Due to the unique and diverse landscape of Queensland, there are a range of specialist disciplines you can choose from including:   

  • marine science 
  • ecotourism  
  • agribusiness  
  • tropical health and medicine  
  • biological science  
  • the built environment.  

Key industries  

Queensland has strengths across a broad range of industries including:  

  • education and training 
  • energy and resources
  • financial and professional services  
  • food and agribusiness 
  • health and biomedical  
  • tourism and hospitality  
  • urban development and infrastructure 
Group of friends having a casual bite to eat at the West End Markets

West End Market, Brisbane

Adventures await

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor adventures in Queensland. You can swim in the white sand lagoons at K’gari (Fraser Island), snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, visit waterfalls at Springbrook National Park or surf one of the best breaks in the world at Coolangatta.  

Head north from Brisbane and you will find the Sunshine Coast. Further north, Rockhampton, Mackay and the Greater Whitsunday region, Townsville and Cairns are all connected by the Great Barrier Reef which stretches 2,300 km along the coast.   

These regions are all home to vibrant student communities who enjoy rewarding study opportunities and an ideal Australian lifestyle. 

The glow worms at Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park, Queensland

The glow worms at Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park

About Brisbane 

Ranked in the top 30 best student cities globally (QS Best Student Cities 2023) Brisbane is home to nearly 100,000 students who enjoy a beautiful and cosmopolitan city with warm, sunny weather and a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. 

Students walking along Brisbane river


A snapshot of Brisbane

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Major education providers

Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland and TAFE Queensland 

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Population

Over 2.5 million

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Fast-growing

Brisbane is one of the fastest-growing capital cities in Australia in terms of population and employment

Moving to Queensland was the single most important life decision I've ever made. 

Francisco from Brazil


Brisbane is a global city and one of the major business hubs in Australia. Its key industries include advanced manufacturing, construction and infrastructure, digital industries and information communication technology, energy and resources and food and agribusiness.  

The city is considered a cultural hub when it comes to arts and entertainment with a range of concerts, art exhibitions and theatre productions on offer all year around. Brisbane also has an exciting night life with many live music venues, bars, pubs and clubs to choose from.   

The ‘CityCat’ ferry can take you along Brisbane River to see places like New Farm ParkSouthbank and Kangaroo Point where you can have a BBQ or picnic with a sweeping view of the city. 


Queensland information and support

1800QSTUDY is Queensland’s international student hotline providing phone support and information related to studying in Queensland. The hotline is available 24/7 and free when you call from an Australian landline or mobile provider so you will always have access to support when you are studying in Queensland.

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