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. To read more about CQUniversity’s place in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking check out our CQUniNews article.

Find out more about CQUniversity’s research excellence.

On top of stipends, 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. 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.

The ISS is not available to current students.

Find out more about other research scholarships which you may be eligible for.

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.

Find out more about the Graduate Certificate in Research for international students.

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

All students have access to an RHD Student Mentor and a dedicated International Case Management Officer throughout your candidature. 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 of our research students, with a range of training events and activities throughout the year. Our student satisfaction scores have been consistently high over recent years, with more than 82% of students indicating that their experience has been 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