Queensland University of Technology



Nathaly Bejarano Serrano

Referentin für Internationalisierung


+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