Taught course

Nursing Studies

University of Queensland · Health and Behavioural Sciences

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: Applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice. Additional application requirements: This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement. Visa requirements: CRICOS Code: 069418D International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency: IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy. How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry


Course content

This program has been specifically designed to prepare students within two years to apply to work as registered nurses in Australia and and will be offered to graduates of any other discipline who have achieved a Grade point Average of 4 or above. Graduates will: apply clinical reasoning skills in their nursing practice; be able to work effectively in interprofessional teams to promote quality health outcomes for clients in their care; provide high quality client centred care through safe and effective nursing practice according to the ANMC (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse; and possess the qualities, skills, knowledge and abilities expected of a University of Queensland graduate.

The program will be offered full time for two years with a fast track option of 18 months. MNursSt (Graduate Entry) follows a problem based learning model. Lecturers and resource sessions will be available online, however all Problem Based Learning tutorials, clinical laboratories and clinical practice will take place in clinical partner sites including the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Information for international students

http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/english-language-requirements http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/student-visas http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/svp http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx

Fees and funding

International students
AUD$ 27320

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004