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:

  Summer Semester 2015-2016
Semester 1 2016 Semester 2 2016
Opening Date 28 September 2015
7 December 2015
18 April 2016
On Time Closing Date 13 November 2015
5 February 2016
15 July 2016
Final Closing Date (late fees may apply) 27 November 2015
** Final closing date for JAPN1013, KORN1010,
1092LAL is 13 November 2015.
4 March 2016
29 July 2016

** Please Note: some courses (usually in summer semester) are taught in intensive teaching periods which have different key dates to the standard semester. Please ensure you check the course profile carefully to see if the course you wish to apply for is taught in an intensive teaching period.  If it is a UQ course the teaching period will be recorded in the semester section of the course profile. The key dates for teaching periods at UQ can be found here. If it is a Griffith course the course title will say ‘intensive’. The key dates for intensive courses at Griffith University can be viewed in the course profile.