Scholarships & fees
UQ currently supports almost 1800 research students from an annual scholarship budget of almost $40 million in Australian Government and University funding.
The Graduate School coordinates a competitive, merit-based process for awarding scholarships in four rounds each year.
To be considered for scholarships you must:
- have received an unconditional offer of admission to the PhD or MPhil program
- be nominated by your School or Institute.
New Scholarships (updated weekly)
Domestic student fees
Domestic students do not pay tuition fees for a research higher degree. The Australian Government provides funding to all Australian universities through the Research Training Scheme to cover the cost of RHD training places.
International student fees
International students pay a flat fee per semester. The international RHD fee varies according to the School/Institute you enrol through, your research project and your study mode. Students should negotiate a suitable start date with their advisors. It is advisable to commence as early as possible in a semester to maximise the time available to work during that semester.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) requires evidence that applicants for a student visa have sufficient funds to complete their studies.
Expenses to be considered include:
- research higher degree tuition fees
- visa and medical (predeparture) fees
- general living expenses
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
- return airfares
The School/Institute you enrol through at UQ is responsible for meeting all ‘direct research costs’ that are necessary to undertake your RHD project. This includes:
- access to resources or facilities at UQ or other organisations in Australia or overseas;
- travel to complete fieldwork, collect data, or to visit libraries or other repositories;
- training in techniques; and
- necessary coursework undertaken outside the School/Institute.
Funding is available if you would like to undertake supplementary research that is not essential to your project but will enhance your research experience at UQ.