Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in any field with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale or Graduate Certificate in Rural Development. Visa requirements CRICOS Code: 079387A 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 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement. To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year. This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Months of entry
The Master of Rural Development enhances the knowledge and skills of professionals working in rural and regional development internationally or in Australia in 2 years. Learn to apply your leadership, research and problem solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world, and maintaining our environment in situations of increasing community expectations of animal welfare, biosecurity concerns, and competition for limited resources. You will develop practical knowledge and skills to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate rural development, agricultural extension, community development and stakeholder engagement programs and activities. It is an ideal program for professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community based or research roles in the broad field of agriculture and environment.
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
Fees for International students
Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34080
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%.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UQ International
- +61 3 8676 7004