Under 18 International Student Supervision Program
This program provides supervision and support for students who are attending UQ and UQ College while under the age of 18.
When you enter Australia on a student visa before your 18th birthday, you must have appropriate accommodation, support and welfare arrangements in place as required by the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA).
You're required to register for the International Student Supervision Program if you're an international student who's under 18 when entering Australia to begin a course at UQ or UQ College, and you:
need approved accommodation and welfare arrangements to meet visa requirements.
About the program
The International Student Supervision Program provides you with additional support, guidance, and activities to help you transition to study and life in Australia. We recognise that living away from family, friends and your usual supports can take some time to adjust to, so we have developed a comprehensive program for you.
The program includes:
study workshops and social activities
regular face-to-face check-ins with the supervision team
extra support to help you to settle in at UQ and UQ College
ongoing monitoring and assistance with your studies
regular inspections of your accommodation to ensure that it is meeting your needs.
Parents can contact email@example.com at any time if they have concerns for their child. We can give reminders to call home or pass on any important messages. We are committed to providing our students with the best support possible.
Curfew and house rules
All UQ-approved accommodation providers have agreed to the following rules for students registered on the program:
17-year-old students have a nightly 10pm curfew. You must sign in at your accommodation provider’s reception between 9:30pm and 10pm every night to avoid your parent/legal guardian, or UQ, being contacted.
16-year-old students have a 9pm curfew. You must sign in at your accommodation provider’s reception between 8:30pm and 9pm every night to avoid your parent/legal guardian, or UQ, being contacted.
No overnight guests are permitted. All visitors must leave the rooms by 9pm or 10pm (depending on age).
You'll also be expected to follow a few welfare rules:
Act responsibly and avoid risk-taking behaviour.
Inform the Supervision Coordinator if you need additional academic support.
Attend regular individual and group academic sessions.
Advise us by email if any contact details change for you, your parents or legal guardian.
Travel or overnight stays
While you're enrolled in the program, you must request permission if you plan to:
be late for curfew
stay overnight anywhere other than your approved accommodation.
Submit your request at least one week prior to your intended activity.
Any travel or overnight stays must also be approved by your parent or legal guardian and the Supervision Coordinator.
The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all students. After you arrive, you will have regular contact with the International Student Supervision Program Team, and you must notify the team of any wellbeing or safety concerns as soon as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3365 1704.
In an emergency
For immediate help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Off campus - call Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance) on 000.
In the event of an emergency or critical incident where you cannot stay at your approved accommodation, you should immediately contact University Security on +61 7 3365 3333 or 1800 800 123 (free call).
UQ Security keeps UQ students, staff, visitors and facilities safe on campus 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They can provide safety escorts and first aid and manage lost property on all UQ campuses.
Download the UQ Safezone app, which can directly connect you to UQ Security in an emergency.
If you have Allianz OSHC, download the free Sonder app. It provides 24/7 access to local help and welfare checks should you feel unsafe anywhere in Australia.
If you have any safety or wellbeing concerns, you can discuss this confidentially with a Student Adviser or the International Student Supervision Team. Contact email@example.com for more information.