Entry into postgraduate studies differs dependent upon the level of qualification to be gained.
Most CQUniversity postgraduate programs will require you to hold the minimum of a Bachelor's degree, but for some programs your previous work experience or prior learning will meet entry requirements. Other programs require previous study in specialised areas or relevant work experience.
It's important to check the entry requirements for your intended degree before beginning the application process.
To view entry requirement information visit our program pages or, if you are unsure, please call our Program Advisors on 13 27 86 for detailed, individual advice.
For all CQUniversity postgraduate coursework degrees apply directly to the university by either applying online or download and complete the application form.
Applications for admission to a higher research degree can be made at any time of the year. However, before submitting an application it is useful to find a suitable supervisor. To find a potential supervisor, email the CQUniversity Office of Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have a suitable supervisor, you must complete the Application for Admission as a Research Higher Degree Candidate form, and must include certified documentary evidence of:
View available study areas at the Office of Research page.
Most programs require evidence to support your application. Your application form contains a checklist for the specific supporting documents you will need to supply to CQUniversity in order to complete your application. You will need to submit this information within 14 days of submitting your application for your application to be considered.
Some postgraduate coursework programs have specific or early application closing dates. To avoid disappointment, please check the closing date of your program of interest by contacting the CQUniversity Student Contact Centre via email or calling 13 27 86.
Applications may be submitted at any time before the closing date.
Application closing dates are generally:
Late applications may be considered if places are available and at the discretion of the university. Please note that not all programs are offered in all terms.
Applications for admission to a higher research degree can be made at any time of the year.
If you have undertaken study in the last ten years or if you are coming from another university to study at CQUniversity you may be eligible for credit towards your CQUniversity degree. Please ensure you consult the Course Credit Policy, Principles and Procedures for further information prior to submitting your application.
To apply for course credit, you will need to download and complete the Application for Course Credit Form and submit it along with the following documentation:
This category of admission is used if you wish to undertake an individual course to update or expand your knowledge in a specific area without committing yourself to an entire program of study.
To be admitted, you must satisfy the entry and prerequisite requirements for admission to the program from which the course or courses are drawn. If you wish to take further courses in subsequent years are required to apply again to study those courses. If you are seeking admission, download and submit the Single Non-Award Application Form.
If you are enrolled in coursework postgraduate programs at other tertiary institutions you may apply to undertake CQUniversity courses for credit towards your award programs. This category of admission is termed cross-institutional enrolment. A letter of approval for the course(s) selected from your home institution must accompany the application. An application of cross-institutional enrolment applies only to one academic year. If you wish to continue your enrolment into subsequent academic years you must apply again in full.
If you are seeking admission download the Cross-Institutional Application Form.