English courses

contact hours

20 contact hours per week 

additional resources

Bring your own device (BYOD) to complete online coursework, assessment, and self-directed learning resources. See UQ College BYOD technical requirements here.


Up to 18 students per class

session times

Lessons are scheduled between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Student timetables will vary depending on courses selected.


Learn English at The University of Queensland

Prepare for success with a course, at a university in the world’s top 50 – The University of Queensland.

Pathway English

Pathway English (PE) is ideal for a range of abilities and goals. You will improve your general and academic English. Study English for life, travel or pathway into the UQ College Foundation Program or a UQ Degree Program.  At higher levels, the course will help you prepare for the Academic IELTS test.   

  5 – 45 weeks

  6 different entry points

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Bridging English

Gain entry to a UQ degree program. If you pass the Bridging English assessment, you can take your place in your UQ program without any further English testing. You need to have a minimum of IELTS 5.0 or recognised equivalent to do Bridging English. 


  10 – 30 weeks

  5 different entry points

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Quality English courses at UQ College

All of our English language courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers using the latest technology and methodologies.

Whether studying online or face-to-face, you will participate in live, interactive classes where expert teachers guide and direct you through engaging lessons and provide personalised feedback on your performance. Face-to-face students learn in our world-class facilities in UQ’s Brisbane, St Lucia campus.

We have designed classroom materials and digital resources that support your specific learning needs. These are supplemented by materials from the world’s best publishers - Cambridge, Pearson, and Macmillan. You will also have access to interactive online materials to support your classroom study.

Our courses are relevant, engaging, and continually improved based on student feedback. 

At UQ College you will:

  • Gain confidence and skill using English
  • Speak more easily, clearly, and accurately
  • Understand spoken English without captions
  • Read texts without translation
  • Write with clarity
  • Become more accurate with grammar
  • Develop your academic vocabulary
  • Build the academic skills required for success at university.

From your first day, you will learn by communicating with your teachers and with other students in pairs and small groups. Studying at UQ College gives you the opportunity to make lifelong friends and connections, enjoy activities outside of class, and use English to communicate in the real world.

English for Academic Communication

English for Academic Communication (EAC) courses are free academic communication skills workshops for international students and students with English as an additional language.

They equip UQ students with the language skills they need to participate fully and succeed in their course.

EAC runs every semester and enrolments open the week before O-week.

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English Conversation Club

Your adult relatives are welcome to join an English Conversation Club for UQ staff and student families.


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Get in touch

Phone: +61 7 3346 6770

Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
Cnr University Drive & Campbell Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

RTO Number: 32454


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