Domestic candidates who do not reside within daily commuting distance of any of UQ’s three main campuses (St Lucia, Gatton, or Herston) may apply to be considered for enrolment as a remote candidate.

International candidates who are on a student visa cannot be recorded as remote within Australia due to Government legislation. Therefore, only international candidates who are living overseas may be granted remote status.

Please note the following when you are a remote candidate:

  • you and your advisory team must maintain regular contact (by email, telephone, Skype, or in person). These arrangements must be documented and supplied as part of your application for remote status.
  • you must have access to all necessary facilities (such as equipment, library resources, etc.)
  • you must continue to make satisfactory progress with your research.

Remote status must be approved by the Graduate School and your enrolling unit via the Change of Candidature Status form or at the point of application for admission. Please note that not all research projects can be conducted on a remote basis and your enrolling unit may have extra policies regarding remote status.

The University expects that remote students will attend the University from time to time to obtain library materials, to consult with their advisory team, and to undertake other relevant activities within their enrolling unit. The University Library provides remote access to its catalogue and databases as well as electronic journals and Internet services. However, remote candidates will need access locally to appropriate computer hardware and software and will need to obtain relevant training from the Library. Detailed information on the services available can be obtained by contacting the University Library.

Form to use: Change of Candidature Status

If you are travelling on official UQ business, please ensure you have submitted official UQ travel details to UQ's Finance and Business Services (FBS) via the appropriate form to ensure you are adequately covered by insurance. This applies to both domestic and international candidates. These forms are available on the FBS website --> Online Forms --> Insurance - Online Forms. Your School/Institute Human Resources Officer or Field Work Officer should be able to advise further.

Last updated: Dec 19, 2014

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