International Scholarships



Supporting you financially with a scholarship

With a little help financially, your university experience will be a little easier and more affordable.

Every year we provide approximately A$20 million worth of scholarships to support international students. This is because we want as many deserving individuals as possible to benefit from a CQUniversity education.

What are scholarships?

Scholarships enable better access so you can reach your full potential and build on your education aspiration. As well as this, scholarships are awarded to recognise strong academic performance.

More on scholarships

We encourage you to browse our scholarship database to get more information on what scholarships you may be eligible for.

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.

In fact, in the 2021 International Student Barometer, our students have told us they felt their course is good value for money, placing us well above the Australian university average in this aspect of their student experience.

Take a look at this fee and scholarship comparison summary to discover our competitive offering in these areas.

Scholarship savings

Our most popular scholarships for international students is the International Student Scholarship (ISS), which provides a significant saving of 25% on your 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
Estimated tuition fees 33 000 33 000
Scholarship (25% value) 8 2508 250
Reduced tuition fees 24 750 24 750
Cumulative savings 8 250 16 500

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

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. 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

Destination Australia Scholarships

The Destination Australia Scholarships are government-funded and available to new international students studying and living in regional Australia. The scholarship value is A$15 000 per student per year.

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.