International Scholarships



Scholarships are awarded to recognise strong academic performance as well as enable better access so that students can reach their full potential and build on their education aspiration.

Every year CQUniversity funds approximately A$24 million worth of scholarships to support international students. We encourage you to apply or register your interest to get more information on what scholarships you may be eligible for.

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Scholarship savings

Our two most popular scholarships for international students are the ISS and the ISS–R. Both provide recipients a significant saving of 25% on their total course tuition fees.

Below is an example breakdown of savings over the two-year duration of a postgraduate course at CQUniversity.

Example postgraduate course Year 1 Year 2
2021 estimated tuition fees 32 000 32 000
Scholarship (25% value) 8 000 8 000
Reduced tuition fees 24 000 24 000
Cumulative savings 8 000 16 000

Note: The above is only an example and does not factor in annual indexation.

The CQUni scholarship advantage

Many Australian universities provide scholarships to support international students, so there is always something out there for everyone.

But if you're looking for greater value in scholarship support to take some pressure off your tuition fee from a university with one of the best overall student experience and graduate employment outcomes in the country, then we may just be the perfect choice for you. Take a look at this fee and scholarship comparison summary to discover our competitive offering in these areas.

Most popular international scholarships

International Student Scholarship (ISS)

The ISS is available to all new international students in vocational, research, full degree and English packaged with academic courses. In 2021 and 2022, there is no minimum GPA to receive this scholarship. If you have completed your most recent studies and are commencing your course at CQUni as a new student, you will be automatically considered for the scholarship and receive a 25% reduction in your course fee. Terms and conditions apply.

International Student Scholarship

2023 International Student Scholarship – Regional (ISS–R)

The ISS–R will be available to all new international students commencing in any term in 2023 in vocational, research, full degree and English packaged with academic courses at one of CQUniversity’s regional campuses including Adelaide and Perth. Eligible applicants will be automatically considered for the scholarship and receive a 25% reduction in course fee. Terms and conditions apply.

International Student Scholarship – Regional

Destination Australia Scholarships

The Destination Australia Scholarship is government-funded and available to new international students studying and living in regional Australia. Successful applicants receive approximately A$15 000 per year. The 2021 scholarships have now been awarded. We encourage you to check back for when the new round of scholarships are open and for other updates.

Mohammed Jamali

When I got the call that I will be receiving the Destination Australia Scholarship, I was astounded by how my previous struggles and achievements have paid off. This scholarship means a lot to me. I have been through tough times to be where I am today. Getting accepted for this scholarship was an acknowledgment for all my hard work and dedication. I am using the amount I’m receiving from this scholarship to pay for my expenses, so I can focus more on my studies and achieve better results.

~ Mohammed Jamali, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Pakistan

Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship

If you are undertaking a research higher degree at CQUniversity, you could be eligible for the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, which aims to provide funding to assist with your living costs. Terms and conditions apply.

Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)

The AAS provides opportunities for students from participating countries to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian institutions.

Photo of Jerome Semos

The opportunity to be an Australia Awards Scholar has been an exciting yet challenging experience both academically and socially. Upon completion of my studies, I plan to return to my paradise, Papua New Guinea and contribute to improving higher education with ICT as a facilitating tool. I foresee opportunities once considered as impossible to be achievable as a student on my way to be a modern educator and leader.

~ Jerome Semos, Master of Information Systems, PNG

Australia Awards Scholarships

MORA – CQUniversity Australia Scholarship

If you are an international student from Indonesia applying for a research higher degree at CQUniversity, you may be eligible for the MORA – CQUniversity Australia Scholarship.

This scholarship is only available to Indonesian citizens and covers 100% of your tuition fees for a maximum of four years, as well as other financial support including living allowance, health insurance, travel fee and research fund.

Febria Artika wearing a hijab sitting in front of a field and stream

Being a MORA Scholarship awardee is a blessing to me. I met new friends from many countries and we shared our ideas together. I also met teachers who guided and supported me during my learning process. They are all are dedicated people.

My earlier studies have been unforgettable experiences, and have enlightened and prepared me for my PhD. I am thankful I have supervisors who have passion regarding my topic of interest.

~ Febria Artika, English for Academic Purposes 3, Graduate Certificate in Research and PhD, Indonesia

MORA - CQUniversity Australia Scholarship

External Organisation Scholarships

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.