International Scholarships


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What are scholarships?

Scholarships enable better access so you can reach your full potential and build on your education aspiration. As well as this, scholarships are awarded to recognise strong academic performance.

Supporting you financially with a scholarship

With a little help financially, your university experience will be a little easier and more affordable.

Every year we provide approximately A$20 million worth of scholarships to support international students. We want as many deserving individuals as possible to benefit from a CQUniversity education.

The CQUni scholarship advantage

Many Australian universities provide scholarships to support international students, so there is always something out there for everyone.

If you're looking for greater value in scholarship support to take some pressure off your tuition fee from a university with one of the best overall student experience and graduate employment outcomes in the country, then we may just be the perfect choice for you.

In fact, in the 2023 International Student Barometer, our students have told us they felt their course is good value for money, placing us well above the Australian university average in this aspect of their student experience.

Take a look at this comparison summary to discover our fee and scholarship advantage.

Scholarship savings

Our most popular scholarships for international students is the International Student Scholarship (ISS), which provides a significant saving of 25% on your total course tuition fees.

Below is an example breakdown of savings over the two-year duration of a postgraduate course at CQUniversity.

Example postgraduate courseYear 1Year 2
Estimated tuition fees33 00033 000
Scholarship (25% value)8 2508 250
Reduced tuition fees24 75024 750
Cumulative savings8 25016 500

Note: The above is only an example and does not factor in annual indexation.

Most popular international scholarships

International Student Scholarship (ISS)

The International Student Scholarship is available to all new international students in vocational, research, full degree and English packaged with academic courses. There is no minimum GPA to receive this scholarship. If you have completed your most recent studies and are commencing your course at CQUni as a new student, you will be automatically considered for the scholarship and receive a 25% reduction in your course fee. 

Destination Australia Scholarships (International)

The Destination Australia Scholarships are government-funded and available to new international students studying and living in regional Australia. The scholarship value is A$15 000 per student per year.

Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship

If you are undertaking a research higher degree at CQUniversity, you could be eligible for the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, which aims to provide funding to assist with your living costs. The scholarship value is up to A$32 000 per year.

Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)

The Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for students from participating countries to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian institutions. This scholarship covers tuition fees, airfares, living allowance, OSHC and more.

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 is only available to Indonesian citizens and covers 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.

More on 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.

We encourage you to browse our scholarship database to get more information on what scholarships you may be eligible for. 

  • Mohammed Jamali looking at the camera
    When I got the call about the Destination Australia Scholarship, I was astounded by how my previous struggles and achievements have paid off. This scholarship was an acknowledgment for my hard work and dedication. I am using this scholarship to pay for my expenses, so I can focus more on my studies.

    Mohammed Jamali

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) I Pakistan