Queensland University of Technology



Nathaly Bejarano Serrano

Internationalization Coordinator


+49 241 80 27787




Queensland University of Technology is one of the largest universities in Australia. The university places particular focus on teaching as well as research and is globally oriented with 7,000 international students in the 45,000-student body.

A faculty partnership has existed between RWTH Aachen and Queensland University of Technology, (QUT for short, in Brisbane since 2009. Student exchange and research collaboration exclusively takes place through the Faculty of Civil Engineering.


Internship and Studies in Australia

This exchange opportunity is for a semester at Queensland University of Technology and an internship abroad and is offered by HOCHTIEF AG, the Australian construction company CIMIC CPB Contractors, the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Civil Engineering, and the Science and Engineering Faculty of Queensland University of Technology.

General Information






1849 as Brisbane School of the Arts, 1989 as Queensland University of Technology

Number of Students

44327 (As of 2012)


Queensland University of Technology

International Office

Fact Sheet


Type of Partnership

Partnership with Faculty 3 (see yellow box above for more details)

Who can Apply?

Bachelor’s students
Master’s students

Students of a Bachelor's program: Please note that you may only have a maximum of 20 ECTS left uncompleted per remaining semester at RWTH before your stay abroad since a stay at QUT will only be possible during the subsequent Master's program.

Type of Stay

Studies and internships

Length of Stay

10 to 11 months

Time of Stay

October to June

Number of Exchange Placements

1 place per year

Study Details

Semester Dates

Semester 1: February to mid-June

Semester 2: July to mid-November

Information about the academic calendar

Partnering Faculty / Department School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment

Courses at other Faculties may not necessarily be open to exchange students. Please get in touch with the partner university or check the first-hand experience reports by other exchange students for further information.

Please note that, in general, you must take most of your courses at the partnering department. You may take some courses at other QUT Faculties or departments if you meet the course prerequisites.

Course Offerings

Engineering courses

Please go directly to the partner university’s website to find out which courses they offer. Feel free to contact the partner university if you have any specific questions about the courses or the course offerings in general.

Language Courses Information about English language courses
Language Requirements

English C1

Language certificate from RWTH Aachen Language Center

Application Process (Placement with internship) Current call and application information
Application Deadline at Partner University

November 1: for the 1st semester (February to July) of the following year

You can only apply to the partner university after successfully applying to HOCHTIEF AG.

Application to Partner University Application Information and Application Documents

at the partner university

You can only apply to the partner university after successfully applying to HOCHTIEF AG or to RWTH.
Partner University Contact , International Student Mobility Office
Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Funding Possibilities

RWTH scholarship database

PROMOS scholarships abroad

Practical Information
Accommodations Informationabout housing in university dorms
Health Insurance Health insurance for abroad and private liability insurance are required for the entire duration of the stay.
Experience Reports MoveOn
Additional Information

Federal Foreign Office

General Country Information from the DAAD

Study in Australia

Studying in Brisbane


External Links