Find out what you need to do before you leave your home country.

  Book your accommodation

If you are planning to stay with a Homestay family, make a booking at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival to be sure of a place.

If you are planning to get rental accommodation, we recommend you arrive 1-2 weeks early to find a rental and book temporary accommodation, such as Homestay, in the meantime. 

  Start your UQ internet access

You will be sent an email with the subject line 'UQ username activation' around 3 weeks before your course starts. Follow the steps in the email to create your password and set up your free internet account.

You will then be able to login into wi-fi on campus.  You will get 50GB per month free and unmetered access to the UQ domain.

If you have any problems, email reception.icte@uq.edu.au.

  Pack essentials

  • laptop
  • valid passport (leave a copy at home)
  • Student Visa information 
  • essential medication (and prescription) 
  • prescription for glasses and a spare pair of glasses
  • forms of identification
  • bank account details from home country
  • adaptor (230 volts AC)
  • an umbrella.

On your flight, you must complete an incoming passenger card.  Ensure you declare any food, spices, plants, medicines, animal or wood products or cash worth AUD$10,000 or more.  Unsure? Find out more about what you can't take into Australia

  Bring enough money

See our expenses guide to estimate your costs.  If you will be staying in rental accommodation, ensure you have arranged funds for your bond (4 weeks rent), connection to utilities and furniture.

 

  Apply for a visa

If you are studying for more than 3 months you may require a Student Visa.  Otherwise you may wish to consider a Visitor Visa. Find out more about visas to study in Australia.

If you would like help applying for a visa, contact admissions@icte.uq.edu.au and we can recommend an agent in your country to assist you.

  Book airport pick-up, if desired

If you would like to be picked up from the airport email homestay@icte.uq.edu.au to book your airport pick-up for a fee at least a week before arriving. Otherwise, see our advice about getting around in Brisbane.

  Apply for your student visa

Now that you have received your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE), apply for a Student Visa at your nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

If you would like help applying for a visa, contact admissions@icte.uq.edu.au and we can recommend an agent in your country to assist you.

  Book airport pick-up, if desired

If you have been offered a package offer combining a UQ program and an English language course, book your airport transfer online once your accommodation has been arranged.  Bookings can be made up to 3 days prior to departure and will be free or at low-cost, depending on the distance to be travelled. Contact arrival@uq.edu.au if you have any queries or do not receive your confirmation email.

  Questions about your UQ study

You can ask questions about studying at UQ online, over the phone or via a representative.  You can also contact current UQ students from your country.

To stay informed about what's going on for commencing UQ students, like the New2UQ facebook page.

Delayed arrival

If you are unable to start on the date in your offer letter, email the ICTE-UQ Admissions team, admissions@icte.uq.edu.au, with your name, student number, proposed arrival date, and reason for late arrival.  The new commencement date must be no later than the Monday of the second week of class.  An exact date of commencement must be agreed with us.  Late arrivals for the Bridging English Program will not be accepted.

What to expect when you arrive

Discover what to expect on arrival in Brisbane and your first day ICTE-UQ.

Contact

   enquiries@icte.uq.edu.au
   +61 7 3346 6770

Reception, Level 5
Hours: 8am - 6pm

Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
Cnr University Drive & Campbell Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia