How to Apply to CQUni

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iStart, our easy-to-use online application system for international students, will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

We recommend that you submit your application at least three months prior to the start of your desired intake. 

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If you are based in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Sri Lanka and you have queries about your application, please contact our South Asia Office.

  • Calling from outside India: +91 124 4362020
  • Calling from within India: 0124 4362020

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How to Apply for International Students


Welcome to CQUniversity Australia.

We are one of Australia’s fastest growing universities with a reputation that ranks some of the best in the world.

So, you’ve chosen to study with us and now you’re ready to apply.

Let’s take you through how to apply for your course.

We have multiple intakes per year. Start at a time that best suits you.

We recommend you submit your application at least three months prior to the start of each term.

Check out the term dates on our website.

Make sure you’ve got all the documents you need including passport, academic transcript and proof of English proficiency.

Browse through the scholarships on our website and see which one you’re eligible for.

You can submit your application through iStart via our website or our authorised education agent. 

iStart is our online application system for international students – it’s quick and simple. 

But first, you need to register. 

Then you follow the prompts. 

Before you know it, you’ll be done. 

And now it’s our turn to take care of the next step. 

iStart is your one-stop-shop. 

You can apply for a course, monitor the progress of your application, receive your offer and accept it.

Our Admissions Team will assess your application.

If you are successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer via email.

There are two types of offers.

If you meet all the requirements, you will get an Unconditional Offer.

If you don’t, you will get a Conditional Offer.

This means we need more information from you.

But don’t worry, we will let you know exactly what else we need.

To accept your offer, you will need to meet all the requirements on your offer and make payment. 

Once you have accepted your offer via iStart, we will then issue a Confirmation of Enrolment.

Now you can apply for your student visa and prepare for your new adventure in Australia. 

If you’re unsure about any of these steps, check our website for more information or give us a call.

We look forward to welcoming you to CQUniversity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Registering with iStart will allow you to do the following:

  • Complete your application
  • Monitor the status of your application
  • Receive an offer
  • Accept your offer.

Yes, iStart can accept applications for all courses including English, vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Research Higher Degrees (RHD).

You can apply to study English language only, or for both English language and academic course at the same time.

If your chosen academic course is available by online study, you can choose Distance Education on the relevant screen when you apply.

You can only submit one application. If you change your mind about the course you are applying for, please log into iStart and send an email to the International Admissions Team through the system or email

You can apply for credit within iStart. Instructions are provided on the relevant screen.

You will need to provide certified* copies of the supporting documents below:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of academic transcripts (if original documents are in a language other than English)
  • Personal identification document e.g. passport
  • Evidence that you meet the English requirement e.g. an English test result.

If you do not have your latest academic transcript, please provide a copy of your most recent academic transcript. The International Admissions Team will be in contact if they need further information or documentation.

* A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document with a certification stamp that includes the certifier's printed name, title or position, signature and date of notary. It may be from a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declaration, a contracted agent of CQUniversity or the issuing authority of the institution.

A non-refundable application fee of A$100 may apply for some regions. 

Yes. During the application, you will be able to indicate if you would like to apply for an International Student Scholarship. You may find more information on the International Student Scholarship, including the selection criteria on our website.

Yes. During the application, you will be able to indicate if you would like to apply for an International Student Scholarship. You may find more information on the International Student Scholarship, including the selection criteria on our website.

For all other RHD scholarships, you must use the research scholarship online application form. Please check what is available on the Research Scholarships page or email with any queries. These RHD scholarship rounds are only open twice a year.

Research Higher Degree candidates apply via iStart with an Expression of Interest which asks you to select your course and location, along with providing a brief description of your proposed research topic. Expression of Interest must be submitted by the prospective candidate.

Depending upon the outcome of your Expression of Interest, you may be invited to submit a full application for admission as a research higher degree candidate. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

Once we receive all required supporting documents, it will take approximately 7 to 10 working days to process.

You can log into iStart to check the status of your application. You will receive an email from the International Admissions Team notifying you of the outcome of your application.

Please email the International Admissions Team at

Please email the International Admissions Team at describing the issue.