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Thinking about studying internationally? It’s an excellent way to immerse yourself in a new culture, while gaining a world-class university education and expanding your global network.

Studying at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia gives you the opportunity to learn from renowned industry leaders, gain access to new technologies, and open the door to bigger and better careers opportunities. Not to mention the incredible social experiences that come with living abroad.

Marce Walker, a wildlife science student at UQ, says moving to Australia to study is one of the best things that has happened to her.

“I’m from Colombia and it was a very big change when I arrived in Australia,” she said.

“Coming from a place where you have to be aware of your surroundings all the time and be careful; when I arrived here, where it was always safe, it made me feel relaxed and really good about myself.

“My recommendation to anyone thinking about studying in Australia is to give it a try! It’s a really different culture, but it’s amazing and you’ll get used to it very quickly.”

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Source: University of Queensland, Faculty of Science

Discover UQ Gatton

Just one hour west of the Brisbane city centre, UQ’s Gatton rural campus is located on a working farm in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. The facilities there include the UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital, Production Animal Service facilities and Equine Specialist Hospital. As well as over 1000 hectares of farmland, greenhouses, post-harvest facilities and research laboratories.

Explore UQ Gatton online through their virtual tour.

“UQ is recognised as one of the top 50 universities in the world; it’s got really high standards. So that was one of the reasons I chose to study with them,” Marce said.

“Also, their programs were really unique – not every university offers wildlife and animal sciences, but UQ has specialist facilities and teachers who were experts in their field.”

Beyond the classroom, students form a vibrant on-campus community. UQ Gatton’s learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.

“There is so much do to at UQ Gatton. It isn’t just classes; there are clubs, we have sports and a lot of other extracurricular activities that you can enjoy,” said Marce.

“So if you’re not sure the university life at Gatton is for you, give it a try, because you won’t regret it. It’s actually really cool!”

Destination Australia scholarships

Studying abroad is an incredible opportunity, but it can be expensive. Fortunately, the Australian Government’s Destination Australia scholarship program can help reduce the financial burden.

These generous scholarships are valued at $15,000 AUD per year (for up to four years) and are available to students starting an eligible program at UQ’s Gatton campus.

Harsh Kirpal Pahuja is completing a Master of Animal Science at UQ and received a Destination Australia scholarship.

“My brother is actually funding my study, so receiving the Destination Australia Scholarship has reduced the financial burden on him tremendously,” he said.

“It’s a huge scholarship, which has meant I’ve been able to focus more on my studies and try to do well academically.”

COVID-19 has drawn international travel to a near halt, so combining career-advancing study with an enriching international experience is an offer not to be passed up.

If you are considering where to study in 2021 or 2022, a Destination Australia scholarship at UQ Gatton could be your perfect solution.

Students enrolling in the following programs are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Equine Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
  • Bachelor of Wildlife Science
  • Master of Agribusiness
  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Master of Animal Science
  • Master of Veterinary Science

Start your dream career in science, agriculture or animal sciences

UQ is a global powerhouse when it comes to agriculture and veterinary sciences, ranked 26th in the world for both (2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject). Students will access some of the best specialist agriculture, equine, wildlife and veterinary facilities and expertise in the southern hemisphere.

They offer Australia’s only internationally accredited undergraduate Veterinary Science program. This allows you to become a qualified veterinarian faster and eligible to apply to work almost anywhere in the world.

Similarly, their agriculture and agribusiness programs can open the doors to employment in Australia and around the world. UQ’s internationally recognised programs will have you engaging with local industries while you study, so you can build the skills and confidence to hit the ground running when you graduate.

So what are you waiting for? Enrol in an eligible program and apply for a Destination Australia scholarship with UQ now! Find out more

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