Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane
The academic calendar at QUT will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.
Fall Semester 2015 (Semester 2)
Orientation: 13-17 July
Classes Begin: 20 July
Exams: 30 October - 14 Novemeber
Spring Semester 2016 (Semester 1)
Orientation: 22 - 26 February
Classes Begin: 29 February
Exams: 9 - 24 June
Student outside QUT
QUT Study Space
Students outside QUT
Brisbane at Night
View of Brisbane and QUT
Australia has long been a center of culture and business in the Asia-Pacific region and continues to expand within the global context of business. With a newly signed free trade agreement with the United States in 2005, the two countries continue to develop their partnership for realizing economic growth and innovation.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), based in Brisbane in northeast Australia, is a top Australian university with global connections and a reputation for quality academic programs, a wide range of opportunities, and applied research best suited to the needs of industry and the community. The university is one of the largest in the country, enrolling over 40,000 students, more than 10% of which come from overseas.
- Housing options for students include apartments, shared houses, apartments, and home stay for those who prefer to live in a family environment. There is no on campus accomodation for students.
- It is suggested that exchange students seek furnished housing to avoid incurring additional set-up expenses.
- QUT will offer recommendations on appropriate housing for exchange students and assist during the process.
Academics and credits
- Students on exchange programs take a full semester courseload at their host university (13-18 UMN credits/semester).
- Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcript.
- Business courses taught in English are available to exchange students.
- Students participating in CGI semester exchange programs are strongly encouraged to enroll in the 1-credit Global Identity course for business students. This course helps you to develop your intercultural skills and articulate the value of your experience to future employers. It offers an additional layer of support through one-on-one interactions with your instructor that complements the independent structure of the exchange program.
- For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.
- UMN student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
- Preference is given to Carlson School of Management students
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Additional criteria may apply
- The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
Visa and Passport
- All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
- All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if requried by their host country. The Carlson Global Institute do not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs
- The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well
- Visa and passport requirements are always subject to change by the host country and students are expected to check with the consulate for up-to-date information
What is a Business Exchange Program?
- Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
- You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
- You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
- You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
- A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
- You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad
Application and Admissions
To apply, please visit the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 is February 1, 2016. Applications for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 will open on September 8th, 2015. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline. Once accepted into an exchange program, students will also complete an application to their host university.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Cost estimate (Summary)
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
|Estimated Expenses 2014-2015|
|Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account)||$7,029|
|Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)||$2,500|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$2,200|
|Documentation (passport, visa, immunization)||$600|
|Books and Materials||$300|
|Australian required insurance||$300|
|Room and/or Board||$5,000|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$2,000|
|Global Identity Course - strongly recommended (charged to UMN student account)||$200|