Student community

Our international student community

Each year ICTE-UQ welcomes more than 2,500 students from nearly 50 countries into our English language courses, and over 6,000 students in total from over 100 countries.

Our student community is part of UQ, home to 12,500 international students from x countries and 50,000 students in total.


English language students
by region 

All UQ students
by region


Learning together

What will your classes be like?

You will be in a small class with students from all over the world.

From your first day, your teacher will get you working in pairs and groups on interesting topics and real-world uses of English language.

Your teacher will encourage you to speak up and give you personal feedback.

You will soon feel confident to use English outside the classroom.

Class gallery


ICTE-UQ community

We organise free and low-cost activities so you can enjoy our campus during the week and trips away on the weekend. Our activities are how you get to know other ICTE-UQ students and be part of your local community. You will meet people from all over the world and practice using your English skills outside of class together.

ICTE-UQ Chorus

ICTE-UQ chorus

Sing and perform with the ICTE-UQ Chorus.

ICTE-UQ Football Club

Football team in UQ Fitness Centre

Train and compete with the ICTE-UQ Football Club.

Conversation Club

students conversing with UQ student in purple polo shirt

Talk with UQ student leaders.

#1 building, #2 campus globally

Our students love our building and our campus.

In a survey of 14,000 students from 90 English language centres around the world, our building ranked #1 and UQ campus ranked #2.

i-graduate English Language Barometer, 2016

Learning the salsa in our function room

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Why is our building special?

ICTE-UQ is located in a building that was built for our community.  It has large glass windows throughout to let in natural light and views.  

Our building features:

  • a function room with an outdoor terrace for cooking, craft and dance activities
  • Learning Centre with lounge and table areas to suit Conversation Club and group study
  • large foyer, stair, break-out and outdoor spaces with seating so it is easy to find a place to sit between classes or for small group study
  • a 200-seat auditorium for workshops and guest lectures by academics.

What makes our campus special?

Take a tour of our campus to see the sport and other facilities our students use every day (YouTube, 1m:56s).

Or see photos of ICTE-UQ students' favourite places on campus.

Video tour of our campus with current UQ students

View our current activities calendar to see the range of campus and tourism activities you can enjoy with our community.

View current activities calendar

Student communities at UQ

We think joining a social group is the best way to learn English and adjust to living here. UQ has over 150 student clubs and societies for you to choose from so you are sure to find a group to suit you.

Here are a few - can you see a group you like?


Pop culture

SMACK UQ group in costume

Super Manga Anime Culture Kingdom - SMACK UQ - for fans of manga, anime and cosplay



UQ Dancers

Join UQ Dance for weekly lessons and social dancing.



Musliam Students Association UQ logo

The Muslim Students Association supports faith, networking, prayer and socialising.



Taiko drummers in action on stage

Taiko Drum Team - drumming energy for anyone and everyone.


Yoga and meditation 

Yoga and Meditation Club logo

The Yoga and Meditation Club embraces all cultures and traditions. 



Rainbow colours

UQ Pride Alliance is a social club and advocate for LGBTIQ students and allies.



Super Smash Bros

Monthly gaming tournaments for Super Smash fans.



UQ Photography Society logo

UQ Photography Society - for all levels, with classes and trips around Brisbane.



UQ Innovation and Entreneurship Society logo

UQ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society - for aspiring start-up businesses and student entrepreneurs.

Is your culture or country represented by a club at UQ?

UQ student clubs and societies support students and celebrate cultures from Afghanistan to Vietnam. Find out if your culture is represented.

View UQ international clubs and societies

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