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.

This aspect of financial support is a key feature in the University's holistic provision of services to international students, and continues to strengthen CQUniversity as Australia's most accessible university. Every year the University provides approximately A$24 million worth of scholarships to support international students.

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.

Browse all international scholarships.

Scholarship and bursary offers for 2020

In times of challenge and uncertainty, CQUniversity continues to put our students first. To provide additional support to our international students, we have a number of offers available in any of the following courses:

  • Vocational
  • Research
  • Full degree and packaged academic courses.

Accept early for a reduced term fee

If you accept your offer for Term 3 by Friday, 9 October 2020, you will be eligible for our Early Bird concession, which provides a reduction of A$1000 on your tuition fee. This A$1000 will be applied as a credit to your second term of study. You must meet all conditions listed in your offer letter.

Term 3 starts 9 November 2020.

Scholarship Value for New Students

From Term 2, 2020 onwards, the value of the International Student Scholarship (ISS) and International Student Scholarship – Regional (ISS – Regional) will increase from 20% to 25%. This means new students who will commence their studies for the first time at CQUniversity in Term 2, 2020 onwards will be awarded up to the value of 25% of their course tuition fees.

These scholarships are not available to current students.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirement Changed

The ISS eligibility requirement has changed to 65% from 75% for Term 2 and Term 3, 2020. This means that students who have attained an equivalent of 65% in their most recent studies will now be eligible for the ISS, provided all other terms and conditions are met.

While academic merit continues to be an important selection factor, as a university that is committed to making quality education accessible to everyone, we want to make sure our scholarship support is open to more students, so that they can still achieve their education aspiration despite these times of challenge and uncertainty.

The ISS – Regional will continue to be automatically offered to students choosing to study at one of CQUniversity's regional campuses including our Perth campus, provided all terms and conditions are met.

Most popular international scholarships

International Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all new international students in vocational, research, full degree and packaged academic courses. New students commencing their studies from Term 2, 2020 onwards who have successfully applied for the scholarship, will receive up to the value of 25% of the course tuition fees. Terms and conditions apply.

International Student Scholarship

International Student Scholarship – Regional

This scholarship is available and automatically offered to all new international students in vocational, research, full degree and academic courses at one of CQUniversity’s regional campuses including Perth. New students commencing their studies from Term 2, 2020 onwards will be awarded up to the value of 25% of the course tuition fees, provided all terms and conditions are met.

International Student Scholarship – Regional

Destination Australia Scholarships

This scholarship is available to new international students choosing to study at our regional Rockhampton campus. You could receive a scholarship worth AU$15 000 per year for the duration of your course plus an additional 25% tuition fee scholarship through the International Student Scholarship – Regional.

Suziena Shrestha

I feel very proud that I received the Destination Australia Scholarship. I thought it would be impossible, now my perspective has completely changed because when we attempt for something with dedication it is never out of our grasp. I would like to suggest other international students planning to study at CQUniversity to do the same. I am very thankful and happy that this scholarship has made my life so much easier here in Australia.

~ Suziena Shrestha, Bachelor of Nursing, Nepal

Destination Australia Scholarships

Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship

The Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship aims to provide funding allocated to students to assist with their living costs while undertaking a research higher degree at CQUniversity.

Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships

The Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for people from developing 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 provides 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.

Eli Susiyanti

‘My experience at CQUniversity has been wonderful. The staff are very helpful, right from the time I arrived. They support me not only academically, but personally as well. My studies at CQUniversity have given me the knowledge and confidence in managing people in the workplace, which was my desired outcome when choosing a university to study my postgraduate course.’

~ Eli Susiyanti, Master of Human Resources Management, 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.