Cross Institutional

Cross-institutional study is an ideal option if you are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate (by coursework) degree with another institution and would like to complete a CQUniversity unit, deemed equivalent to your own university’s unit (which could also be called a course), and have credit from this unit applied to your degree.

Cross-institutional study is a great option to explore a subject with CQUniversity and find out what studying with CQUni is like.


If you are a domestic student currently studying at another Australian university, you will need to obtain a letter of authority from your current university to submit with your application. The process for this differs between universities, so speak to the relevant course or program advisor at your current uni to find out the process you need to follow.

You will require approval from your home institution, and this must be submitted as part of your application for cross-institutional study.

View our How to Apply page for more information and to download the cross-institutional study application form.

As a cross-institutional student, you will be eligible to access the same fee systems that you are receiving at your home university such as HECS or FEE-HELP, unless you choose to enrol in a course that has a different fee structure. For example, a Commonwealth supported undergraduate student currently receiving HECS-HELP may need to pay full tuition fees for a postgraduate CQUniversity unit or apply for FEE-HELP.