Our tailored courses for international students will introduce you to Australia’s unique marine and terrestrial environments, and the science behind them.

If you're currently studying at an overseas university, you can spend one or two semesters with us through the UQ Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange  program, which allows students to take a range of courses from UQ's extensive list to meet their home institution's requirements.

You don't need a science background to take our courses, and you'll develop a solid understanding of Australia's marine systems and flora and fauna, and their global significance.

Our courses feature highly recommended, but not compulsory, field trips to some of the world’s most unique landscapes and environments, including lush subtropical rainforests, sweeping sand islands, and the Great Barrier Reef. You can also undertake a research project at UQ’s world-renowned research stations in Moreton Bay and on Heron Island.

Examine Australia’s marine environments, both pristine and altered, sites of conservation significance, endangered plants and animals, and jurisdictional responsibilities.
Examine a range of Australian animals and vegetation types to gain a broad understanding of animal and plant biology, ecology, conservation and ecosystem management.