International Research Students


Our research is driven by the desire to make positive changes. If you are passionate about an idea that will create lasting positive changes, we want to help you bring it to life.

Whatever your research interest may be, we aim to support you in working alongside community, industry and end users to understand the problems, and together, we uncover solutions that are innovative, sustainable and accessible.

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Our Research Advantage

We are strong on research quality with 22 fields rated at, above and well above world standards in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) – a quality evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks.

On top of stipends and project and conference funding, new international students commencing at CQUniversity for the first time will be eligible for the International Student Scholarship (ISS) valued at 25% of their course tuition fees. In recognition of COVID impacts and to ensure students can still access higher education in these uncertain times, there is no minimum GPA requirement to receive this scholarship in 2021 and 2022. This means if you have successfully completed your most recent studies, you will automatically receive the ISS when you apply and receive an offer from CQUniversity.

These scholarships are not available to current students.

A Graduate Certificate in Research is available to help you step through to a masters by research or a doctoral degree if you do not meet the direct eligibility requirements.

You can undertake your research in one of 13 campus locations available to international students in metropolitan cities and regional centres. Each campus has its own characteristics, catering to individual lifestyle and preferences.

All students have access to a free coursework unit (Access to English), an RHD Mentor in your first year and a dedicated International Case Management Officer. You will be supported every step of the way as you embrace opportunities to share and promote your projects to peers, funders and collaborators.

Our dedicated School of Graduate Research provides a friendly and inclusive environment for all our research students, with a range of events and activities throughout the year. Our student satisfaction scores have increased every year for the past four years, with 82% of students rate their experience as good or excellent.

Start Your Research Journey

We are actively undertaking research in a broad range of areas including but not limited to clean energy, agriculture, coastal marine systems, health workforce development and creative writing. If you are keen to turn your idea into a practical solution that makes an impact, we invite you to start your research journey by submitting your interest today.

Start your Research Journey