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Inbound study abroad program

The CQUGlobal Inbound Study Abroad program allows you to come and study at CQUniversity for one term or a full academic year. This program is fee paying and is open to students from any institution. If you are coming to us from one of our partner institutions or are using the services of our partner ISA/GlobalLinks, you will automatically qualify for a scholarship to the value of AU$1000.

If you are studying in your home country, you will gain credit for the courses you study. Subject to your home institutions approval; you can transfer these credits back towards your program of study at home.

If you are not in a program of study in your home country, you can still take part in the program.

What can I study?

You can choose from a large number of courses across a wide range of study areas and study levels. If you are in a study program at home, you may wish to focus on courses that get you the most credit, or you may want to use some of your electives to study something that has always interested you. 

Below is a sample list of the available courses. For details of all the courses on offer, where they are offered, and in which terms they are offered, please refer to our course handbook.

City Courses
Rockhampton

Accounting
Agriculture
Biology
Chemistry
Criminology
Digital Media
Education
Engineering
Environmental Science
Health Sciences
Information Technology
Journalism/Communication
Literature
Management
Marketing/Advertising
Mathematics
Nursing
Physics
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sports/Exercise Science

Brisbane

Accounting
Digital Media
Finance
Information Technology
Journalism/Communication
Management
Marketing/Advertising
Tourism/Hospitality

Cairns

Accounting
Education
Finance
Information Technology
Journalism/Communication
Management
Marketing/Advertising
Mathematics
Tourism/Hospitality

Melbourne

Accounting
Engineering
Finance
Information Technology
Journalism/Communication
Management
Marketing/Advertising

Sydney

Accounting
Digital Media
Information Technology
Journalism/Communication
Management
Marketing/Advertising
Tourism/Hospitality

Rockhampton

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Criminology
  • Digital Media
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism/Communication
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports/Exercise Science

Brisbane

  • Accounting
  • Digital Media
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism/Communication
  • Management
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Tourism/Hospitality

Cairns

  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism/Communication
  • Management
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Mathematics
  • Tourism/Hospitality

Melbourne

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism/Communication
  • Management
  • Marketing/Advertising

Sydney

  • Accounting
  • Digital Media
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism/Communication
  • Management
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Tourism/Hospitality
Popular streams

We have designed streams that will help you to maximise your academic and social time in Australia and get the most out of your experience here. If you complete any two of the courses listed under these streams you will receive a (non-award) Certificate of Completion. 

If you have a stream that is of particular interest to you, please email us at cquglobal-in@cqu.edu.au

Outdoor and Environmental Leadership 

Popular courses include Botany of Aquatic Environments, Business Ethics, Conservation in Australia, Outdoor Pursuits and any Environmental courses.

Availability: Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton and Townsville

Sports and Exercise Science 

Popular courses include Health and Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Management, Exercise and Sport Physiology | Psychology | Biomechanics, or Outdoor Pursuits. This stream will equip you with the practical skills to explore the diverse world of human movement.

Availability: Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton and Townsville

Social Innovation 

This unique and innovative stream will equip you with skills, knowledge and personal attributes necessary to address seemingly intractable social issues. The courses available will help you develop social innovation strategies of agility, design‑thinking, storytelling, empathetic collaboration and intercultural sensitivity.

Availability: Melbourne

Progressive and Digital Leaders

Employers are demanding practical problem solving skills that meet the needs of the digital economy. Courses under this stream are designed to help you be a progressive leader who understands the future economy and will be highly employable as a result.

Availability: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Outdoor Pursuits

This is a highly popular option as it offers you the chance to explore the Australian bush, spot Australian wildlife with professional guides, explore vast caves and visit UNESCO world heritage sites such as Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef.

You may also undertake outdoor adventure activities such as scuba diving, and relevant qualifications provided that we receive advance notice.

Availability: Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton and Townsville

Where and when can I study?

We have the largest network of any Australian university so you can choose to study in one of the world's most liveable cities or go for an authentic regional Queensland location. Each campus has something unique and exciting to offer. For those coming for more than one term, you could choose to study at more than one location. For more details of the locations, visit our Locations page.

CQUniversity has academic three intakes per year for our campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton and Sydney:

2016 Term 1 - Monday, 7 March

2016 Term 2 - Monday, 11 July

2016 Term 3 - Monday, 7 November

2017 Term 1 - Monday, 6 March

2017 Term 2 - Monday, 10 July

2017 Term 3 - Monday, 6 November

CQUniversity has academic two intakes per year for our campuses in Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa and Townsville:

2016 Term 1 - Monday, 7 March

2016 Term 2 - Monday, 11 July

2017 Term 1 - Monday, 6 March

2017 Term 2 - Monday, 10 July

For details of our English language intakes and campus availability, please visit our CQUEnglish language page.

Costs and funding

We pride ourselves on being one of the most accessible universities in Australia by offering highly competitive fees for our programs and this includes our Inbound Study Abroad Program. We keep our programs at an affordable rate to allow students from all backgrounds to enjoy a unique Australian experience.

Inbound Study Abroad program fee = AU$7800 per term (maximum 4 courses)

Cost of living

Information on the cost of living in Australia can be found on our Living in Australia page. You will also find information on visa, overseas health cover  and accommodation in this section.

Scholarships

If you are coming to us from one of our partner institutions or are using the services of our partner ISA/GlobalLinks, you will also automatically qualify for a scholarship to the value of AU$1000.