Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia
United States of America

Language of instruction


Georgia Institue of Technology is a top-ranked public college and one of the leading research universities in the United States. The Institute is distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Georgia Tech’s traditional wooded campus is located in the heart of Atlanta — an international city with a thriving business environment, vibrant arts and entertainment scene, temperate climate, and the world’s busiest airport.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester August–December

View Georgia Tech's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Georgia Tech have online resources to help you prepare for your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at Georgia Tech is equivalent to 8 UQ Units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Georgia Tech.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Georgia Tech course catalogue is courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

International business
Aerospace engineering
Biological engineering
Biomedical engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Information technology
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
International relations
Public policy
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Earth sciences
Mathematics and statistics

Course restrictions

Exchange students at Georgia Tech must take least 50% of total courses in the major they select in their application. 

Architecture students are requred to submit a portfolio for consideration.

As an exchange student, you will not be able to register (enrol) for courses before you arrive on campus. This may limit the available classes.

Additional academic information

Course numbering at Georgia Institute of Technology:

  • 0000-0999: Non-credit courses
  • 1000-1999: Undergraduate first and second year courses
  • 2000-2999: Undergraduate second year courses
  • 3000-3999: Undergraduate third and fourth year courses
  • 4000-4999: Undergraduate third and fourth year & postgraduate courses
  • 6000-9000: Postgraduate courses

Georgia Tech has online resources to help you understand their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Georgia Tech and the surrounding Atlanta neighbourhoods offer a wide variety of housing options to suit most preferences.

On-campus housing is not guaranteed for exchange students. If you want to apply to live on campus, you should do so as early as possible. Further information for on-campus housing information is available through the Department of Housing

Cost of living

There are various costs associated with studying exchange at Georgia Tech, such as application fees and the average cost of food and accommodation in Atlanta.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All international students will be automatically enrolled in the Georgia Tech Student Health Insurance Plan. Students may be eligible to waive the Georgia Tech Student Health Insurance Plan if they have sufficient coverage and meet Georgia Tech's minimum requirements for coverage, but keep in mind that waiver is not guaranteed and is subject to Georgia Tech's approval.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Georgia Tech has pre-departure information for international students.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.