This is a reciprocal exchange relationship between SJSU and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The program is open to students for Creative Industries (Arts, Design, Music, Communications) Business , Education , Engineering, Health, Humanities Information Technology, Law, Sciences, Social Sciences.
- Earn SJSU resident credits for all completed courses
- Pay your normal SJSU tuition and fees
- Use your financial aid and apply for scholarships
- Immerse yourself in Australian culture
- Study for one semester or an academic year
- Gain an advantage when applying for jobs and graduate school
QUT’s three campuses are located in Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland, Australia. Brisbane is a large and diverse multicultural city with a population of 1.6 million people. This modern and vibrant city is small enough to be welcoming while still big enough to have all the attractions you would expect of a major city, including a highly centralized public transit system and a host of festivals, exhibitions and performance art. Brisbane is known as Australia’s most livable city because it is clean and safe, and has a subtropical climate of warm summers and cool, sunny winters. It is also one of the most affordable cities in Australia, which means that the city can be enjoyed even on a student budget. Popular student activities include surfing at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island, whale-watching at Hervey Bay, and adventure-packed weekends of abseiling, camping, horseback riding at Picnic Point, which is close to Toowoomba.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s largest universities with over 40,000 students, of which over 5,000 are international students from more than 85 countries. At QUT, students can experience new cultures, gain valuable skills and build international industry contacts, all while they travel to some of the world’s most renowned locations, such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast, the outback and the Daintree Rainforest. QUT is well known for its balanced mix of theory and practical experience, earning an international reputation as a “university for the real world.” Many of the courses offered prepare students for a rewarding career in a range of global industries. With over 150 undergraduate and post graduate programs and more than 4000 subjects, students have a wide array of academic options.Check out why you should choose QUT: Click Here
- be enrolled as an SJSU student for one semester prior to departure, or be a California community college student eligible to enter SJSU by the semester of departure
- have completed lower division requirements for your intended field of study
- have Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing by the semester of departure
- have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
Semester 1: February – June
Semester 2: Late July – November
Coursework has a strong practical component and is based on the UK model of education. The standard workload for a study abroad student is 48 credit points. Most QUT subjects are offered in 12 credit point units, which means most students enroll in four subjects. Final exams figure heavily in grading. The Faculty of Creative Industries has pre-approved acceptance into their courses for study abroad students. Other subjects are available for individual consideration. To ensure you meet immigration regulations for international student enrolment and workload (minimum 36 credit points) we strongly recommend that you nominate at least eight units in case some of these are not approved for study. You can change units up until the end of the second week of the semester.
Students can choose from a wide variety of courses:
- Business, Accounting, Banking, Finance
- Economics, International Business, Management
- Marketing, Mass Communication
- Animation, Design, Media & Communication, Communication Design
- Dance, Drama, Music & Sound Design, Film & Television, Art & Visual Culture
- Journalism, Literacy & Cultural Studies, Creative & Professional Writing
- Sociology, History, and Social Sciences
- Early Childhood Studies, Primary Education, Secondary Education
- Construction Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
- Nutrition & Dietetics, Human Movement Studies, Public Health
- Information Technology
Please refer to the list of pre-approved subjects
and the Guide to choosing subjects
. Units that have prerequisite will be sent to faculties for approval. Ensure that your academic adviser at San Jose State University approves your proposed Study Abroad Program for smooth credit transfer.
Exchange students are allowed to work on or off campus up to 20 hours per week, providing there is no work restriction on their student visa. Students may participate in internships while studying in Brisbane. The exchange program does not have formalized internship programs, but the university can provide support with internship placements or students can arrange their own internship.
The International Student Services office provides personal accommodation assistance to all international students studying at QUT. Most students live off-campus sharing a rented unit. The office maintains a list of vacancies in rented accommodation such as flats and houses, homestays and campus housing. This enables the office to offer a wide range of possible accommodation types to suit various budgets. Information about accommodation can be found here
BUDGETING FOR YOUR SEMESTER
**These costs are current as of 2018–19. These are estimated costs for the whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses do vary between students: those who eat out at restaurants or plan to travel frequently should estimate higher.
* Health Insurance Students: All outgoing exchange students are required to purchase the SJSU-approved University health insurance plan through JCB Insurance Services. All students studying on a student visa in Australia are also required to purchase an additional insurance required by the Australian Government.
- SJSU Tuition & Fees: $3,900.00
- Round Trip Transportation: $1,800.00
- Room & Meals: $5,500.00
- Books & Supplies: $150.00
- Insurance: $550.00* (SJSU & Australian Student Visa Insurance)
- Personal Expenses: $2,000.00
- Total $13,900.00
FINANCING YOUR SEMESTER
: Students who are participating in certified SJSU study abroad programs can use all of the financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans (except work study) for which they are normally qualified. For more information click here.
Scholarships for study abroad come in many forms: SJSU Study Abroad Scholarships, Program Specific, National and International scholarships. Find links for these scholarships and online scholarship search engines by clicking here.