How to Apply for International Students

Find out how to apply for a course at CQUniversity Australia. We'll take you step-by-step through the process as you learn about scholarships that you may be eligible for, the supporting documents and everything else that is required to submit your application successfully.

How to Apply for International Students


Welcome to CQUniversity Australia. We are one of Australia’s fastest growing universities with a reputation that ranks us among some of the best in the world. So, you’ve thought about studying with us and you’ve chosen your course. And now you have questions about how to apply. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Let’s take you through how to apply for your course. We have multiple intakes per year. Start a time that best suits you. We recommend you submit your application at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to the start of each intake. Check out the term dates on our website.

Make sure you’ve got all the documents you need, including passport, academic documents and proof of English proficiency. Browse through all our scholarships on our website and see which one you’re eligible for. You can submit your application through iStart via our website or our authorised education agent. iStart, our online application system, it’s quick and simple.

First, you need to register. Then you follow the prompts. Before you know it, you’ll be done. And now it’s our turn to take care of the next step. iStart is your one-stop shop. You can apply for a course, monitor the progress of your application, receive your offer and accept it! Our admissions team will assess your application. If you are successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer via email.

There are two types of offer. If you meet all the requirements, you will get an unconditional offer. If you don’t, you will get a conditional offer. This means we need some more information from you. But don’t worry, we will let you know exactly what else we need before you accept your offer. To accept your offer, you will need to meet all the requirements on your offer and make payment.

Once you have accepted your offer via iStart, we will then issue a COE. Now you can apply for your student visa and prepare for your new adventure in Australia! Here’s some information to get you ready. If you’re unsure about any of the steps, have a look at further explanations online. You can also give us a call.

We look forward to welcoming you to CQUniversity!