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Exchange (Bilateral) Australia: University of Southern Queensland
Queensland, Australia (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
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Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus
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Minimum GPA:
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Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Areas of Study:
Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Geography, Graphic Design, History, Human Resource Management, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies
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University of Southern Queensland

UW-W Exchange Program

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Location Toowoomba or Springfield (Greater Brisbane), Australia
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Sophomore standing
Language of Instruction English
Academic Focus Across the Curriculum
Terms Fall, Spring, Academic Year
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Studying at the University of Southern Queensland offers students a chance to take courses across the curriculum while experiencing Australia’s unique culture. Located in the beautiful state of Queensland, Australia, USQ provides a great learning environment along with access to world class beaches, rainforests and tropical reefs.


USQ is an innovative school that is driven to make learning accessible to all students. USQ students benefit from a low student to lecturer ratio allowing students to receive personal attention for academic assistance. With students from over 80 countries, USQ is a rich multicultural environment that is welcoming to all students.

Students of all majors are eligible to participate in this exchange. USQ offers courses in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Communication, Business, IT/Computer Science, Economics, Education, Psychology, and Health Sciences. Complete course information can be found in their online course catalog
NOTE: USQ's Semester 1 is our spring semester; Semester 2 is our fall semester.   


Students at USQ will have the option of receiving on-campus accommodation known as Residential Colleges.  Rooms in this accommodation come fully furnished, have internet access, laundry machines, and recreational facilities.  Meal plans are included in some housing options. If you chose not to stay    on-campus, USQ will also provide assistance locating off-campus and homestay accommodation. For more information on UAQ's accommodation, click here.

Student Life and Surroundings

The campus at Toowoomba is home to over 4,000 students, and is the main campus at USQ.  Toowoomba’s campus provides students with modern facilities including 24-7 computer lab access, art gallery/theatre, a post office, two banks, a traditional Japanese garden, student bookstore, and a library with incredible student support. 

Students at USQ have many opportunities to become involved in academics, athletics, and clubs.  The residence halls organize frequent social gatherings and sports competitions.  For academic support, students can join a learning community specific to their area of need.  

Toowoomba is located about 90 minutes outside of Queensland’s biggest city, Brisbane. Brisbane and the surrounding areas are home to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches. With an excellent public transport system, it is easy and affordable to get around.  Brisbane has a substantial arts scene including live music of all genres. Brisbane has hosted several international championships including the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup, and is even making a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. 


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,800
Administrative Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 140
Subtotal $4,215
Additional Estimated Expenses  
(2-bdrm flat w. 21-meal per week plan)
Overseas Student Health Coverage (~360 AUD) 250
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Passport and Photos 150
Books/Supplies 300
USQ Resident Student Club Fee (75 AUD) 50
Australian Student Visa (575 AUD) 411
Round-Trip Airfare 2,000
Subtotal $9,450
Total*** $13,665

*2019-20 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates. Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Various housing options are available, with or without a meal plan. Please visit for more details on options and costs.

***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $7,400.
Australian Dollars (AUD) have been converted to US Dollars on this UWW page according to current exchange rates at the time of writing (November 2019).

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also apply for an Australian student visa, a process which can be completed online after acceptance by the University of Southern Queensland.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year April 1 Mid July to Mid June
Calendar Year October 15 Late February to Early November
Fall Semester April 1 Mid July to Early November
Spring Semester October 15 Late February to Mid June


Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

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