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  • Locations: Brisbane, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • Restrictions: UNC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Ben Briggs Program type: Third-Party
Program features: Research Area of study: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English Cost for Summer: Over $10,000
Summer Program Duration: 5-6 Weeks
Program Description:

STEM Summer Research - Brisbane

Program Overview

This innovative six-week summer research program is perfect if you want to gain a practical, focused research experience in a unique environment over the summer. Projects in math, engineering, biology, physics and chemistry are available. The University of Queensland is one of the top universities in Australia, and as such, it has excellent science facilities and laboratories, including its own research buildings on Heron Island and North Stradbroke Island. This opens up unique opportunities for critical research regarding the Great Barrier Reef and more. 

  • Faculty mentors will work closely to direct your work and continued growth and development in your chosen research topic. 
  • Participate in weekly research group meetings and attend engagement departmental seminars in the discipline of your project.
  • You'll enjoy the convenient accommodations of self-catered apartments as well as many of the activities that are organized by campus clubs and societies that will allow you to take advantage of your idyllic surroundings.

Arcadia's Approach

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Early application to Arcadia is advisable as applications are reviewed and research projects are assigned on a rolling basis.


Courses offered on this program are transfer credit.
​Transfer Credit Courses

Not taught by UNC faculty

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Funding Study Abroad

Visit our Costs & Funding page for information about financial aid, scholarships, and other ways to pay for a study abroad experience. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Apply for Scholarships Nearly 1 million dollars in study abroad scholarships are awarded to UNC student each year. Complete the common scholarship application to be considered for multiple awards to assist you in funding your program! Check out additional scholarshipsfunding resources and the Funding Finder to locate even more scholarship opportunities.
Financial Aid Travels with You Generally, students participating in approved study abroad programs can apply their regular financial aid (with the exception of work-study) to their study abroad expenses. For summer, financial aid is typically dispersed in the form of loans. Contact the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (OSSA) for more information.

Program Budget

Review the Budget Sheet posted for this program for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.

Apply Now

Complete Online Application Applications will be accepted beginning December 1

To apply to study abroad, this is the only required step! 
Attend an Event Have general questions about the application process and credit transfer? Attend an upcoming Study Abroad 101 Session.

Still browsing programs? Attend a Study Abroad Fair to hear from past participants and study abroad staff!

Still have questions? Schedule a 20 minute advising appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor to cover personal questions in a private setting. Click on "Request Advising" to set up a meeting.
Apply for Scholarships Don't forget that scholarship applications are due on the same day as the program application!


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/10/2020
02/24/2020 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1