About BULA

Griffith University (Griffith), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The University of Queensland (UQ) have formed the Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance (BULA) to give you more opportunities to incorporate language studies into your degree.

BULA 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 allows you to minor or 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, minors or electives will be credited back at your home university.

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. BULA gives you the opportunity to enhance your studies and diversify your future career prospects.


It is easy to study a language not offered by your university. You cross-enrol through this website and no matter where you undertake your language study, you will gain credit toward your degree program at your home university.

Choose to study Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. Most languages are offered for beginners to advanced level speakers.