Scholarships are awarded to recognise strong academic performance and innovation as well as enable better access so that students can reach their full potential and build on their education aspiration. This aspect of financial support is a key feature in the University's holistic provision of services to international students, and will strengthen our standing as Australia's most accessible and inclusive university.
We offer a generous variety of scholarships to international students. These scholarships are available from CQUniversity, the Australian government and external organisations. We encourage you to apply for any scholarship or funding you are eligible for.
The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship is open to future international students who intend to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at any CQUniversity campus. The Scholarship rewards successful applicants with a 20 per cent reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their studies, subject to meeting terms and conditions.
CQUniversity spends approximately AU$2.5 million dollars per year on the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship to support international students, 20 per cent of which are recipients of this prestigious scholarship.
It is a merit-based scholarship and your application will be assessed based on your previous academic results which must meet the minimum selection criteria below. For countries not listed, applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
For any partial onshore studies undertaken, a minimum pass grade on all subjects will be accepted for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship, provided the student meets the selection criteria from their offshore qualification.
|Country|| Undergraduate |
Previous academic results
| Postgraduate |
Previous academic results
|Australia||Overall grade of 75%||Overall grade of 75%|
|Bangladesh||Grade of A or GPA of 3.75||Grade of A or GPA of 3|
|Brazil||Superior grades to be achieved, grade of 7.5 or higher||Superior grades to be achieved, grade of 7.5 or higher|
|China||Overall grade of 75% or C||Overall grade of 75% or C|
|Colombia||Average grade of 75%||Good grades to be achieved, grade of 3.75 or higher|
|Hong Kong||Overall grade of B||GPA 3.0 or above|
|India||First division passes with an overall grade of 75%||First division passes with distinction of 75%|
|Indonesia||Overall grade of 7.5||GPA of 3.0|
|Iran||GPA of 3.0 or grade of 15||GPA of 3.0 or grade of 15|
|Korea, Republic of||75% or overall grade of C||75% or overall grade of C|
|Malaysia||GPA of 3.0||GPA of 3.0|
|Mongolia||GPA of 3.4||GPA of 3.4|
|Nepal||Distinction division with an average grade of 75%||Distinction division with an overall grade of 75% or a GPA 3.0|
|Pakistan||Overall grade of 75% or overall grade of A||Distinction division with an overall grade of 75% or a GPA of 3.0|
|Peru||Very Good grades to be achieved, grade of 15||Minimum grade of 15|
|Philippines||Overall grade of 75%||Grade of C or 75%|
|Russia||Grade of 3.75 or Good||Grade of 3.75 or Good|
|Saudi Arabia||75% or overall grade of Very Good||Grade of C+ or Above Average or a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 3.75 out of 5.0|
|Singapore||75% or overall grade of A||Pass with merit or GPA of 3.0|
|Sri Lanka||75% or overall grade of A||Overall grade of 75%|
|Taiwan||75% or overall grade of C||Grade of B or 75%|
|Thailand||75% or GPA of 3.0||75% or GPA of 3.0|
|Turkey||75% or an overall grade of 3.75 or Good||Grade of iyi/good or B or 75%|
|Venezuela||75% or overall grade of Good/15||75% or overall grade of Excellent/15|
|Vietnam||Grade of 7.5 or 2.5||Grade of 7.5 or 2.5|
Am I eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship if you meet the following criteria:
- Applying for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework delivered on campus as a new applicant (not currently enrolled in a course at CQUniversity); and
- Scholarship must be applied for at the point of application through our online application system, iStart.
How do I apply?
When you apply for your course on iStart, you must indicate that you would like to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. You must provide all certified or original translated completion certificates and academic transcripts to enable an assessment.
How do I know if I have been successful?
If you have been successful in being offered a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, this will be stated in your offer letter.
Can I appeal the decision?
There is no right of appeal should the applicant fail to receive the scholarship.
Please note that the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship is subject to annual review. For more information, email email@example.com.
A number of externally funded scholarships are also available to current international students who are enrolled at CQUniversity regional campuses in specific study areas and/or continuing into the second or third year of their degrees.
For more information, visit our scholarships database.