Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance    

Studying a language as part of your degree is a great way to enhance your studies and diversify your future career prospects.

In a globalised economy, language skills are highly valued in a wide range of industries and careers, including education and teaching, translation and interpreting, travel and hospitality, advertising and public relations, international business, law, commerce, banking and finance.  Realising this, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The University of Queensland (UQ) have formed an alliance to give you more opportunities to incorporate language studies into your degree. This initiative is supported by the Australian Government.

The alliance is called the Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance (BULA) and it allows you to study the language you are interested in whether you are enrolled at Griffith, QUT, or UQ.  If you are a student of one of these three universities and your degree allows you to take language courses as electives or minors or a major in a language, you will be able to study any of the nine languages that are taught by the BULA, no matter which is your home university.The major or minors or electives will be credited back at your home university.

Languages include: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.  All languages are available from beginner to advanced to native level.

If you want to study a language not offered by your university, it's easy! You cross-enrol through this website. No matter where you undertake your language study, you will gain study credit toward your degree program at your home university.

Application opening and closing dates:

  Semester 1 2015 Semester 2 2015 Summer Semester 2015-2016
Opening Date 2 December 2014 20 April 2015 28 September 2015
On Time Closing Date 6 February 2015 17 July 2015 13 November 2015
Final Closing Date (late fees may apply) 27 February 2015 31 July 2015 27 November 2015