Several courses within our external programs have compulsory residential school components.

If you’re enrolled in such a course, you’ll need to attend a residential school to fulfil the course requirements.

Practical element

Our residential schools are held on campus, usually at Gatton.

They’re practically oriented and held over a single day, or for up to six days, during semester breaks in March/April, September/October and December or January.

2019 Residential school timetable

The 2019 residential school for semester 1 will be held from 23 - 28 April 2019 (excluding 25th April Anzac Day Public Holiday)

The Semester 1 timetablewill be availabe on mySI-net or you can use the UQ Timetable Planner to see class times and venues. (

When planning your enrolment, always follow the recommended schedules set out in our Science Study Planners to avoid clashes with the residential school timetable.

If you make changes to your enrolment, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that you can attend any compulsory residential schools.


You’ll need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements.

You'll find information on how to get to UQ on our campuses and inter-campus bus page.


Limited on-campus accommodation is available.

To organise accommodation visit the UQ Halls of Residence residential schools web pages.