The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Nursing



University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 56,278
Int'l Student Population 20,982
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $36,816 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2022
Application Deadline Variable*
International Places No set quota


The University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Nursing is a respected and innovative program developed in consultation with healthcare professionals. It takes a narrative and inquiry-based approach to learning and integrates lecture-based study with clinical placements in major hospitals.

UQ partners with several hospitals in South East Queensland including the Mater Hospitals (South Brisbane, Springfield and Redland), Ipswich Hospital, Logan Hospital, Redland Hospital, and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital, and aged-care nursing homes.


As a UQ nursing student, you will consolidate your skills and develop your confidence through extended specialist clinical placements in your final year, in areas such as aged care, critical care, emergency medicine, mental health, rural health, and paediatrics.

You will undertake more than 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organizations. You will have the opportunity during your placements to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your clinical skills in real-life settings.

You will commence your clinical placements in the first semester of the program. Over the first two years of the program, you will normally complete 15 eight-hour shifts per semester, and in the final year, you will complete extended full-time clinical placements.

A dedicated team will help you arrange your placement. In addition to your placement hospitals, you can expect to undertake your studies at the St Lucia campus, the Francis Baron Burnett Simulation Centre and Greenslopes Hospital, or the Mater Hospital at South Brisbane.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 68% in the best five or six Grade 12 Courses (depending on province). If you have completed post-secondary studies at the college and/or university level, those grades will also be considered.

Prerequisite courses/subjects at the Grade 12 level include senior English and one of biological science, chemistry or physics.

Admission Timeline

*Application deadlines are November 29 for the February intake, and April 29 for the July intake; however, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.


“…the hands-on practical component is invaluable”

[The university] has an excellent reputation and has provided me with excellent locations for clinical practicums. The program itself is interesting, and the hands-on practical component is invaluable. Also, there is a heavy emphasis on "self-directed learning," which is understandable at this level of education. ...the course conveners are all very approachable, and understanding of the limitations of the program, and so are usually keen to help in any way they can.

Jan P
Master of Nursing Studies
The University of Queensland, 2019