- Cross-institutional Students
The Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance (BULA) is an Australian-first alliance between Queensland's three largest universities to expand higher learning in a range of Asian and European languages.
The partners in the BULA are the University of Queensland (UQ), Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
If you are a student of one of these three universities and your degree allows you to take language courses as electives or to major in a language, you will be able to study any of the ten languages that are taught by the BULA, no matter which is your home university.The major or electives will be credited back at your home university.
Available languages are: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
How does it work?
If the language of your choice is not taught by your home university you simply apply to cross-enrol at the university that teaches that language. Applying to cross-enrol is as easy as filling in the online application form at the BULA web portal. Your home and host universities will liaise to process your application and guide you through the process. You wil then enrol at the host university for your chosen language course. Being a student of two, or three! universities is fun, so go for it.
Information for UQ students
As UQ already teaches 9 of the 10 languages in the BULH UQ students would stay at UQ to study these 9 languages. UQ students only need to cross-enrol to study Italian, which is taught by Griffith University. Some Italian courses are taught at UQ by Griffith lecturers.
Information for QUT students
QUT teaches Mandarin so you simply enrol at QUT to study Mandarin. UQ teaches Korean, Indonesian, French, German, Portuguese and Russian so you would apply to cross-enrol at UQ to study these languages. Spanish and Japanese are taught by Griffith University and UQ, so you can choose between these two universities. Italian is only taught by Griffith University so you would apply to cross-enrol at Griffith to study Italian.
Also note that to enhance flexibility for students UQ teaches some Japanese and French courses, as well as first year Spanish, at QUT Gardens Point. This is in addition to the whole range of courses taught at St Lucia. Griffith also teaches first and second year Italian at UQ St Lucia in addition to its normal offerings at Nathan and the Gold Coast campuses.
Information for Griffith students
Griffith University teaches Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Italian so you would simply enrol at Griffith to study one of these languages. You would apply to cross-enrol at UQ to study any of the remaining languages: Korean, Indonesian, German, French and Russian.
Information for students of other universities
You can apply to cross-enrol at any of the three universities to study any of the ten languages, but you cannot use the online application form because this form has been designed for students of the three partner universities. You would first need to apply to your home university for permission to undertake cross-institutional study at another univesity on a paper application form. Then you can apply to cross-enrol at the university that teaches the language you are interested in.You can download these applications forms from the website of each university.
Information for non-university students
You cannot cross-enrol if you are not a university student. If you wish to study one of the languages that is taught by UQ you can apply through the Community Access Program (CAP). If you wish to study a language that is taught by Griffith or QUT you should contact that university.