Wherever you’re from in the world, you’re welcome at Duchesne!

At Duchesne College, we celebrate diversity and embrace the richness that international students bring to our community. Whether you’re joining us from Singapore, Dubai, or Japan we’re committed to ensuring you feel safe and supported during your transition to College. 


  • Global perspectives: Our vibrant community thrives on the exchange of ideas, cultures, and experiences. You’ll find a global network of empowered young women who share your goals and dreams for the future.

  • 24/7 Support: We understand that moving to a new country can be both exciting and challenging. That’s why we offer academic and wellbeing support services to guide you every step of the way.

    From your first day at Duchesne, you’ll be partnered up with a student buddy and a Community Leader who’ll look out for you and help you adjust to university, and life in Brisbane. Our Dean of Studies will also connect with you regularly to make sure you’re on track with your degree and offer any assistance if you need additional academic support e.g. tutorials or applying for academic exemptions.  

  • Inclusive environment: At Duchesne, you’re not just a student; you’re part of a family. Our inclusive community fosters connections, friendships, and lifelong memories. 

  • Extracurricular activities: The Inter-College Council Competition gives you the opportunity to showcase your sporting, singing, acting and dancing talents by competing against other residential colleges at UQ.  
    We also have a great program of fundraising and volunteering activities for charities and community groups. You don’t have to be Catholic to attend Duchesne, but it’s important that you support the goals that shape our College culture. 

  • Close to UQ and Brisbane CBD: Located on the grounds of The University of Queensland Duchesne College is conveniently situated for students studying at UQ Access to other universities including QUT, ACU, Griffith, and the Brisbane CBD is available via the UQ Lakes bus terminal (only a 2-minute walk away from the Duchesne College campus) 


Can’t make it to an Open Day? Take a look at our facilities and student accommodation online. Get a glimpse of where you’ll study, socialize, and create lasting memories.


Discover why Duchesne College is more than just a place to liveit’s a community where you belong. Start your journey today! 

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