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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of International Studies

A global career with endless opportunities. Study the only program in Australia that includes language training, an international studies major and a semester abroad.

The Bachelor of International Studies is focused on developing language skills and knowledge of global issues from the perspective of relevant social science disciplines.

The program consists of three components: core studies, a language major and an international studies major. You'll complement these studies with a compulsory overseas exchange semester to enhance the development of your cross-cultural understanding and communication skills.

You can choose from a comprehensive range of courses, all of which provide grounding in the political, social and communicative aspects of international and global issues.

Your semester abroad gives you the opportunity to experience living, studying and maybe even travelling in another country. A great experience, but also something that demonstrates to future employers that you’re able to function well outside your comfort zone. Combining this semester abroad with your language also allows you to ‘bed down’ that language and move a step closer to fluency. Whether ordering fresh croissants from a boulangerie in Paris, a plate of empanadas from a café in Buenos Aires or a bowl of kimchi in Seoul, your exchange semester abroad will be an unforgettable experience.

Program highlights

  • Finish your degree fluent in a second language, with a sophisticated knowledge of things international and with the experience of living abroad.
  • Benefit from a truly international experience, with an overseas exchange semester at one of UQ’s many prestigious international partner institutions.
  • Choose from Queensland’s largest selection of language majors.
  • Select study options that provide context to transnational issues and global understanding.

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Economics
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • International History
  • International Inequality and Development
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Travel consultant
  • Chinese translator/interpreter
  • Principal policy analyst
  • Foreign language analyst

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).

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  • Course Code: 070284C
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 97056 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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