UQ Community

Being an IML student allows you to enjoy the vibrant multicultural community of The University of Queensland.

IML is located at UQ's St. Lucia campus and is set on a magnificent 114-hectare site bounded on all sides by the Brisbane River, seven kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.

The campus has expansive landscaped grounds, three lakes, an aquatic centre, tennis courts, eight athletics ovals, a cinema and food complex. The campus fans out from a 1930s, heritage-listed sandstone Cloister enclosing the Great Court, the focal point of the campus.

UQ Union - International Clubs & Societies

Join one of over 45 UQ Union international student clubs and societies:

IML students meet Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, German Ambassador to Australia
IML students join UQ German Club to meet
Her Excellency Dr. Anna Prinz, 
Germany's Ambassador to Australia


Afghan Students’ Association (AfSA UQ)

African Students Association (ASAUQ)

Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA)


Bangladesh Association


Chinese Debating Association

Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Club

Chinese Postgraduate Students and Visiting Research Fellows

Chinese Students and Scholars Association and Scholars Association (UQCSSA)

Chinese Translation and Interpreting Society


Exchange Student Society (QUEST UQ)


Filipino/Filipino-Australian Society

French Society (UQFS)


German Club

Graduate Union of Taiwanese Students UQ (GUTS)


Hellenic Society

Hong Kong Students Association (UQHKSA)


Indian Student Club (UQISC)

Indonesian Student Association (UQISA)

International Veterinary Students Association

Irish Society (UQIS)

Italian Association (UQIA)


Japanese Society (Wasabi)

Japanese Taiko Drumming Team (UQ TAIKO)


Korean International Students Society (K.I.S.S)

Korean Medical Society (UQKMS)


Latin American Student Association (LASA)


Malaysian Student's Association (UQMSA)


Nepalese Society


Pakistani Students Association

Persian Society (UQPS)


Signapore Medical Association of QLD

Singapore Student's Society (UQSSS)

Slavic Society

South Pacific Islander Association (UQSPIA)

Sri Lankan Association (UQSLA)


Taiko Drumming Team

Taiwanese Aust Intern Student Society (AISA)

Thai Student Association

The Association of Filipinos and Fil-Australians in the University of Queensland (FilOz UQ)

Traditional Chinese Opera Club

Turkic Union


UQ for Africa

UQ United Nations Student Assoc (UNSA)


Vietnamese International Student Association (UQVISA)

Vietnamese Student Association

ICTE-UQ - English language courses and training

The Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education-UQ is a leading provider of English language courses.

ICTE-UQ offers the following:

  • English language courses
  • English language testing
  • Teacher training
  • Study tours
  • International development projects
  • Programs and Internships (for ICTE students)

For more information, check out the ICTE-UQ website

Central Library - Become a community member

All students are welcome to browse the UQ Social Science and Humanities Library, located in the Duhig Building (Building #2). You can join as a community member for $25 per year and have access to the amazing resources available there. For enquiries, phone 07 3356 6949 or find out about borrowing rules and reciprocal borrowing.

UQ Mates - Language Exchange Program

UQ Mates - Language Exchange has been designed to provide authentic speaking opportunities for UQ students who are interested in learning, developing or sustaining non-native languages. Participants are able to match into pairs to help one another to improve their target languages.

To access tandem language speaking sessions simply register here: UQ Mates Language Exchange Program

School of Languages and Cultures - Events and WIL Student Placements

UQ's School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers events and seminars for UQ students and the community to promote language learning. 

This includes:

  • Research seminars
  • Foreign film screenings
  • MAJIT live interpreting
  • Course information including Honours and PhD Levels
  • Public lectures
  • Special events (e.g. 25 years of Spanish at UQ)

IML is proud to offer students enrolled in SLC's LTCS3002 "Translating & Interpreting Studies" course the opportunity to gain professional practice through a Work Integrated Learning placement. All confirmed placement students must read the Occupational Health and Safety information before commencement and training will be provided as part of the induction process.

For further information on what language events are happening at UQ, click here events and seminars 

Student Employability Centre - Global Experiences

Immerse yourself in a whole new way of life through a global experience that will help you develop independence, maturity and other important life skills that enhance your professional and personal life.

UQ has a generous scholarship program for students going on exchange. Make the most of your time at UQ and explore the world. 

Opportunities include:

Contact the Global Experiences office for further information.

To improve your foreign language proficiency before your exchange or on your return from exchange, consider taking a language course here at the Institute of Modern Languages.

Global Engagement - International sponsor support and global partnerships

UQ Global Engagement seeks to extend the reputation and connectedness of The University of Queensland and support the University's vision of knowledge leadership for a better world.

For students:

For further informationa, contact the UQ Global Engagement team at global.engagement@uq.edu.au