WHAT A 25% SCHOLARSHIP MEANS
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.
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, there is no minimum GPA to receive this scholarship. If you have successfully completed your most recent studies and are commencing your course at CQUni in Term 2 or Term 3 this year, you will be automatically considered for the scholarship and if successful, will receive a 25% reduction in course fee. Terms and conditions apply.
2022 International Student Scholarship – Regional (ISS–R)
The ISS–R will be available to all new international students commencing in any term in 2022 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 if successful, will receive a 25% reduction in course fee. Terms and conditions apply.
Destination Australia Scholarships
The Destination Australia Scholarship is government-funded and available to new international students studying at either our Cairns or Rockhampton campus. If successful, you will be awarded A$15 000 per year for the duration of your course. You could also be eligible for an additional 25% of your tuition fee scholarship through the ISS–R. Limited places are available. Applications must be submitted by 31 January and offers accepted by 5 February 2021.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.