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Postgraduate and honours degrees

You can apply to study a postgraduate degree by visiting our CQUni Handbook. To do so,

  1. Follow this link
  2. Search for and then select your degree of interest
  3. Click Apply Now.

The CQUni Handbook will ask questions to determine the best application method, answer these questions and then complete your application.

For Western Australia applicants please use our Apply WA portal.

Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86 or send us an email via http://contactus.cqu.edu.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply?

CQUniversity offers Term 1, Term 2 (also known as mid-year) and Term 3 intakes for many courses. Click here for term dates.

Please refer to our course listings for more information about course intake dates.

Application closing dates are generally two weeks prior to the commencement of each term. Some courses have variations to the standard closing date. Please refer to the online application system for further information.

Late applications may be considered if places are available.

What happens when I make my application?

The postgraduate online application process takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete and includes the following steps:

  1. answer two short questions to determine if you can use the online application process
  2. select the course, campus/study mode and admission term that you would like to apply for
  3. provide your personal details, education history and employment history
  4. submit your application, at which point you will receive a coversheet detailing the supporting information that you will need to supply to in order to complete your application. You will need to submit your supporting documentation within 14 days for your application to be considered.

Contact our Student Advice team [ES6] should you require any assistance.

What is the selection process?

The selection process is based on eligibility and/or merit.

  • Eligibility relates to whether or not you meet the minimum entry requirements for a course including English language proficiency.
  • If you have previously studied at university, merit is expressed as Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Please refer to our course listings for more information about minimum entry requirements and merit indications for our courses.

We understand everyone's circumstances and are committed to making education and training accessible by offering many alternative pathways to University.

If you are unsure you meet the eligibility and merit requirements for your desired course, please contact our Student Advice team [ES9] to discuss your options.

Will my experience and qualifications reduce the time it takes me to complete my course?

You may be eligible for credit transfer (also known as course credits, recognition of prior learning, or exemptions) if you are able to demonstrate appropriate prior learning or experience*.

What happens after I apply?

Depending on the outcome of your application, you may be made an offer to study at CQUniversity.

If you choose to accept your offer, you will then be able to enrol in the courses or units that belong to your course. CQUniversity supports you with the Enrolment Made Easy website online service to keep you on track.

If you do not receive an offer to your preferred course contact our Student Advice team [ES12] to discuss your options.