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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Pursue a career anywhere in the world with the Honours degree that elevates your already thorough knowledge of global issues from social science perspectives and your enhanced capacity for cross-cultural understanding.

The world is yours with this high-profile program, designed to prepare you for leading positions with international health and aid agencies, government departments or non-profit organisations.

During your study you'll develop core skills and knowledge in theory and research, immersing yourself in the cultural and communicative aspects of globalisation and the world system through coursework and a research project in your chosen field.

Along your journey to graduation you'll learn how to think clearly, flexibly and critically, know how to weigh up evidence and arguments, and make rational choices. You'll gain the skills to express yourself effectively, work cooperatively in a team, and demonstrate a depth of understanding in one or more areas of knowledge.

Program highlights

  • The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) degree develops core skills and knowledge in theory and research in the cultural and communicative aspects of globalisation and the world system.
  • The program is based on a combination of coursework and a research project in the chosen field of study.

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

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Inequality and Development
  • International Relations
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • 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 Processing Time in Days: 28

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
  • Ministerial officer
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign language analyst
  • International engagement manager
  • Policy adviser
  • Consular staff member
  • Sales representative
  • Humanitarian resourcing specialist
  • Development program coordinator

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.

Bachelor of International Studies with a GPA of 5.0 for an approved combination of courses.


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  • Course Code: 074243B
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 32352 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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