Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

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 SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Spring SemesterJanuary–May
Semester 2Fall SemesterAugust–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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

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

Host university requirements

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

Study Options
You must choose one major upon application and are required to take at least 50% of your courses from within the chosen major. 

Other requirements
Architecture students are required to submit a portfolio for consideration when applying to Georgia Tech.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

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

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Aerospace engineering
Architecture
Architecture and Design
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Business, commerce and economics
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil engineering
Computer science
Design
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
Engineering
English literature
Environmental engineering
Film, TV and media
French
German
Humanities and social sciences
IT and computer science
International relations
Japanese
Korean
Leadership and Management
Linguistics
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Modern languages and linguistics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Public policy
Regional and town planning
Russian
Sciences
Spanish
Postgraduate
Aerospace engineering
Architecture
Architecture and Design
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Business, commerce and economics
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil engineering
Computer engineering
Computer science
Design
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
Engineering
Environmental engineering
Film, TV and media
Humanities and social sciences
IT and computer science
International relations
Japanese
Leadership and Management
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Modern languages and linguistics
Music
Physics
Psychology
Public policy
Regional and town planning
Spanish

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

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. Students studying for one semester only are only eligible for on-campus housing if they are participating in a Learning Community

Cost of living

Georgia Institute of Technology provides an outline of the estimated cost of living for exchange students. Keep in mind that exchange students do not pay tuition to their host university. 

Additional Mandatory Fees

Georgia Institute of Technology has additional mandatory fees, applicable to exchange students, which are outlined on the Costs Associated with GT Exchange page. These fees cannot not be waived.

Financial support

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

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange 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 Institute of Technology Student Health Insurance Plan.

Exchange students may be eligible to waive the Health Insurance Plan if they have additional cover that meets Georgia Institute of Technology's minimum waiver requirements. However, waiver eligibility is assessed by the host university and is not guaranteed as requirements are subject to change.

Before purchasing an additional policy, students should confirm that the policy meets Georgia Institute of Technology's minimum waiver requirements.

A waiver is not automatic. Do not assume that a waiver will be approved or that you will receive a waiver based on the experience of a friend from UQ who studied at the same institution on exchange.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow 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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)