Supervision Program

About the program

The University of Queensland (Student Services) offers a supervision program which approves the accommodation, support and general welfare of international students under 18 years of age. This program is compulsory for international students who:

  • are at least 17 years of age when they enter Australia and commence their program at UQ
  • are not living with a parent, legal custodian or suitable relative approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) while under 18 in Australia
  • need their accommodation and welfare arrangements approved in order to meet the DIBP's student visa requirements

If you have a parent/legal custodian/relative in Brisbane, who will be arriving with you and can provide accommodation and welfare arrangements until you reach the age of 18, do not register for this program. Please complete the alternative form Guardian Form for International Students under 18 Years of Age that you will have also received with your offer letter. 

  • Registration process

    After receiving an offer from UQ International Admissions, the applicant needs to complete a registration form signed by the applicant and their parent/legal custodian including all required documents and return it to internationalstudentss@uq.edu.au.   Please email us for a current registration form.

    If the University accepts responsibility for accommodation and welfare arrangements, a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) alongside a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued, so applicants can then apply for a student visa.

  • What we provide

    When you arrive:

    • An approved University representative will meet you when you first arrive at the Brisbane Domestic or International Airport and will take you to your approved accommodation
    • Your Welfare Advisor will meet with you within the first week of your arrival to Brisbane

    Adjusting to university life:

    You will be invited to:

    • academic preparation sessions as part of orientation activities and throughout the semester
    • engage with a Student Leader throughout the semester to assist with the transition to UQ
    • academic skills workshops to assist you with your academic transition to UQ and to meet other students and ask questions about courses and assessment
    • attend an Orientation week induction session to assist you in settling into the UQ and the Australian community

    Safety and security:

    • You will have weekly meetings with your Welfare Advisor to offer academic and welfare support
    • You will be provided with an out of hours emergency support number
    • If you are under 18 you must live in UQ approved accommodation. Any overnight stays elsewhere must be approved by parent/legal custodian and your designated Welfare Advisor
    • You must act responsibly and avoid risk-taking behaviour
  • Approved accommodation

    Both of our UQ Supervision Program accommodation providers have a close relationship with UQ and are located within 15 minutes of our St Lucia campus:

  • Program fees

    There is a non-refundable registration fee of $110. Program fees are $6.60 per night while you are enrolled in the program.* To calculate the total number of days remaining until the student turns 18, enter the age details in the Time and Date calculator.

    To calculate the total amount of the program fee, multiply the number of days by $6.60 and add this amount to the registration fee.


    * The program fee does not include the price of accommodation. 
  • What happens when you turn 18

    It is a visa requirement for international students under the age of 18 to participate in the program.

    When you turn 18, although the University will no longer be required to monitor your accommodation and welfare, your arrangement with your accommodation provider may continue along with support from UQ Student Services.

  • Contact us

    For enquiries about the International Student Supervision Program please contact UQ Student Services: