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 International Student Scholarship is available to all new international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who meet the academic criteria at CQUniversity Australia. 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 International Student 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 International Student Scholarship, provided the student meets the selection criteria from their offshore qualification.
Previous academic results
Previous academic results
|Australia||Overall grade of 75%||Overall grade of 75% or a GPA of 5.5 on a 7 point scale|
|Bangladesh||Grade of B or GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale||Grade of B or GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale|
|Brazil||Superior grades to be achieved. Grade of 7 or higher||Superior grades to be achieved. Grade of 7 or higher|
|China||Overall grade of 80% or Grade of B||Overall grade of 75% or grade of B|
|Colombia||GPA 3.75 from Colombian High Schools||Good grades to be achieved. Grade of 3.75 or higher|
|Ghana||Overall Grade of B||GPA of 3.0 or above|
|Hong Kong||Overall grade of B||GPA of 3.0 or above|
|India||First division passes with an overall grade of 75%||First division passes with distinction 75% (Average of 65% for a 4 year Technical and Professional Degrees)|
|Indonesia||Overall grade of 7.5||GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4 point scale|
|Iran||Overall grade of B or 15 points||GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale or Grade of 15|
|Korea, Republic of||75% or overall grade of B||75% or overall grade of B OR GPA of 3.0|
|Malaysia||GPA of 2.75 OR Grade of B||GPA of 3.0 or a Grade of B+ or above|
|Mauritius||75% or above OR minimum grade of B||Overall grade of 75% or above|
|Mongolia||GPA of 3.0 OR Grade of B||GPA of 3.0 OR Grade of B|
|Nepal||Distinction division with an average grade of 75%||Distinction division with an average grade of 75% or a GPA of 3.0|
|Nigeria||Overall grade of 5 OR Credit||Overall grade of 75% OR GPA of 3.0|
|Pakistan||Overall grade of 75% or overall grade of A||Distinction division with an average grade of 75% or a GPA of 3.0|
|Papua New Guinea||Overall grade of 2.5 or higher||Division 1 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher|
|Peru||Very good grades to be achieved, grade of 15||Minimum grade of 15|
|Philippines||Overall grade of 75%||Grade of B or 75%|
|Russia||Grade of 3.5 or Good||Grade of 3.5 or Good|
|Saudi Arabia||75% or overall grade of C+ or better||Average or a GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 OR 3.5 out of 5.0|
|Singapore||75% or overall grade of A||Pass with merit or GPA of 3.5 on 5 point scale OR GPA of 3.0 on 4 point scale|
|Sri Lanka||75% or overall grade of A||Overall grade of 75% OR GPA of 3.0 on 4 point scale|
|Taiwan||75% or overall grade of B||Grade of B or 75%|
|Thailand||75% or GPA of 2.75 on a 4 point scale||75% or GPA of 2.75 on a 4 point scale|
|Turkey||75% or an overall grade of 3.5 on a 5 point scale||Grade of 3 (0n 4 point scale) of grades of iyi/good or grade of B2 or above|
|Venezuela||75% or overall grade of Good/15||75% or overall grade of Excellent/15 OR GPA of 5 (9 point scale) OR GPA of 4 (on 5 point scale)|
|Vietnam||Grade of 7.5 on 10 point scale||Grade of 7.5 on a 10 point scale|
|Zimbabwe||75% or overall grade of A||Overall grade of 75% or above|
Am I eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply for the International Student 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 International Student 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 an International Student 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 International Student 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.