There are many Australian universities offering courses in commerce, but none of them enjoy the same international aura as the University of Queensland. Those wishing to study in a prestigious institution should consider applying to this top 100 university.
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Founded in 1909, the University of Queensland is the fifth oldest university in Australia. It has always been an elite institution and is — unsurprisingly — a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, the Australian equivalent to the Ivy League. In 2013, the University of Queensland ranked 43rd in the QS world University rankings, and was awarded five stars. Tuition fees are between AU$27,000 and AU$2000 per year.
The University of Queensland offers a multitude of programs: diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, postgraduate diplomas, and PhD’s. Its highest rankings faculties are: Life Sciences & Medicine, and Social Sciences & Management, as they both rank 30th in QS World University Rankings. Among the school’s alumni are Richard Goodmanson, former executive vice-president of DuPont, and Andrew N. Liveris, chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company. No doubt their studies at the University of Queensland contributed to their great success.
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a city made for students. Bordered by the Brisbane River, this city benefits from a subtropical climate creating beautiful green outdoor spaces. Brisbane offers various cultural, sports, and entertainment opportunities, and boasts a historical architecture.
The campus of the University of Queensland is renowned for being one of the most pleasant to live in. Numerous on-campus and off-campus accommodation options are available to students. Supporting international student is a priority and the international office advisers do everything from picking them up at the airport to assisting them in finding the best accommodation possible.
Because of its prestigious status, entry at the University of Queensland is fairly competitive. French students must provide a translated Baccalaureate transcript, a personal statement and a proof of English proficiency through an official English exam such as the IELTS. In order to join an undergraduate program, the minimum required score is 6.5. Students who do not meet entry requirements can opt for a Foundation Year program. Study Experience advises interested students to start their application between four and six months in advance in order to gather all the necessary documents and to take their English exams in time.
For those wishing to integrate an elite institution abroad, the University of Queensland is the best possible choice. Combining high-quality studies with the Brisbane life-style guarantees an unforgettable experience that will lead to a successful career. For more information or to apply, get in touch with a member of the Study Experience team.