Earn credits in the incredible surroundings of Central Queensland. Study abroad experiences don’t get much more epic than CQUniversity Rockhampton.

You get the Great Barrier Reef and other breathtaking landscapes right on your doorstep, you study in a large modern campus with resident kangaroos, and the subtropical climate means fantastic weather. If you’re looking to combine academia with adventure over a year or a semester, this might be the programme for you.

About CQUniversity, Rockhampton

CQUniversity Rockhampton has over 130 courses for international students to choose from across all majors. The university has a particularly strong reputation for its Engineering, Environmental Science, Nursing, and Agriculture programs, but there are also faculties of Business, Law, Computer Science, and Arts & Humanities. CQUniversity is considered Australia’s most inclusive university with 31% of students from overseas, and has an excellent track record in research.

CQU Rockhampton has two campuses. Rockhampton City is in the city centre while Rockhampton North is the larger, main campus, a 10 minute drive north of the city. Rockhampton North sits on acres of parkland with lush gardens and modern facilities. Here you’ll find state-of-the-art civil, electrical and mechanical engineering laboratories, paramedic nursing labs, a refurbished library and Allied Health Clinic.

CQU Rockhampton takes sport seriously, and facilities include a 400-metre grassed athletics oval, 25-metre swimming pool, and a gym with classes. The Campus Life Committee has a full calendar of events and activities for students.  There is dedicated accommodation for 350 students on campus and a regular bus connects Rockhampton North campus and the city.

About Rockhampton

Rockhampton (also known as “Rocky”) is a compact and student-friendly city in north-east Australia. It’s the regional centre of Central Queensland, and serves the wider region as the industrial and agricultural centre of the north. Brisbane, the State capital of Queensland, is about an hour’s flight south of Rockhampton.

Rockhampton has a population of around 80,000, meaning it’s easy to get around. The attraction for many students is that Rockhampton is a gateway to many of the natural wonders of northern Australia including the Capricorn Caves, Great Keppel Island, and of course, Australia’s top natural treasure, the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

You’ll also find attractions in Rockhampton itself including the Rockhampton Zoo, Dreamtime Cultural Centre, and the Rockhampton Art Gallery which boasts one of the most significant collections in regional Australia.

At A Glance
CQUniversity Rockhampton
Start Date
13 July - 9 October 2020
Fall Semester

9 November 2020 - 12 February 2021
Winter Semester

8 March - 4 June 2021
Spring Semester
1 semester or 2 semesters
Apply By
15 April - Fall Semester or Academic Year

31 October - Spring Semester or Calendar Year


What's included?

Airfare, in-country transportation, visa fees, and spending money aren’t included.

Application fee

€95 Non refundable

Commitment fee

€500 Non refundable

*Application and Commitment fees are in addition to the programme fee.

Up to €1000