Why choose ICTE

We are a premier provider of English language, teacher training, international development, and continuing education programs.

Highly ranked university

Choose to study with us at a top ranked university and Top 3 university English language centre in Australia.  Studying with UQ shows that you have achieved a globally competitive standard of excellence at one of the world's most respected universities.

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Excellent teachers

Learn from qualified and experienced teachers - UQ is home to Australia's most awarded teachers and has won more national Australian Learning and Teaching Council awards than any other university.

Quality programs

At ICTE, you will learn in small classes and enjoy lots of opportunities to work in groups, speak, listen and share ideas.

Our courses use high-quality materials from academic and real-world sources and classes are taught in classrooms equipped with the latest teaching and learning technology.

World-class facilities and support

With excellent learning, sporting and research spaces, you get the support you need to learn, have fun and stay happy and healthy including:

  • internet and modern computing facilities
  • help with arriving in Brisbane, finding accommodation and employment
  • health and welfare support including on-campus medical centre and counselling services
  • activities to take advantage of the great weather and adventures to be had in and around Brisbane.

Global connections

Meet, make friends and study with people from around the world. More than 50,000 students, including over 18,000 international students, choose to study at UQ. Each year ICTE welcomes more than 4,000 students from nearly 50 countries into our English language courses and over 6,000 students in total from over 100 countries.

Global partners

We collaborate with more than 165 education, government and corporate partners around the world to deliver programs in Australia and in international locations. Our partners include organisations in:


Hong Kong SAR

Macau SAR
South Africa


International Development

Our International Development division is one of the leading university development groups in the Asia-Pacific region. We provide development expertise and program management leadership to help build the capacity of people and organisations around the world to achieve their development goals. Our work includes long-term development activities, customised short training programs and aid advisory services.  Learn more about our International Development work.

Customised education and training solutions

We can design and deliver programs customised to suit your organisation. We harness the academic, research and professional strengths of UQ and our network of education, government and corporate partners to create unique learning experiences. We have a wealth of experience in creating learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom and connect our participants with industry, government and communities. Learn more about customised programs.

Full capability statement

Get a full picture of our capability in one document with the ICTE: International education and capacity development brochure.


In 2019, we saw a record-breaking 10,855 course enrolments across all programs, and over 2000 pathway students progress onto UQ. Participants from 110+ countries chose to study at ICTE, and we collaborated with more than 165 partners to share knowledge, and work together to deliver specialised training. Read more in our Year in Review.

Accreditation and memberships

Our credentials ensure the quality of your experience and results. Find out more about our accreditation and awards.

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Get in touch

+61 7 3346 6770

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The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

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