Over the past 25 years, CQUniversity has grown from a small institution focused on
education and industry in regional Queensland, to a multi-campus, multi-city university
focused on preparing highly diverse learners for internationally-engaged and effective
professional practice wherever they may be situated.
International students have contributed greatly to CQUniversity over the years, enriching the university culturally, academically, and contributing to its long‑term growth. The concept of international activity is not new to CQUniversity. Over the past 25 years, CQUniversity has grown from a small institution focused on education and industry in regional Queensland, to a multi-campus, multi-city university focused on preparing highly diverse learners for internationally-engaged and effective professional practice wherever they may be situated.
Our focus and commitment to improving the overall student experience is reflected in the positive QILT results*. By choosing to study with us, you are choosing
a quality education built around models of outcome‑based education delivered in supportive learning environments.
BECOME AN ACTIVE LEARNER
You will learn in a creative and collaborative environment under the guidance of award winning academics. Through their innovative teaching practices, you will gain and develop your critical thinking and problem‑solving skills, enabling you to reach your potential and gain a passion and thirst for knowledge.
MAKE FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
CQUniversity has over 30 000 students approximately 5000 of which are international students from 115 countries. There is always something happening on campus with a variety of social and cultural events for our diverse student cohort throughout the year.
Enjoy the flexibility of studying for your degree where and when it suits you. You will have access to advanced online learning technologies via a virtual classroom with academic staff and our online platform UCROO where you can connect with fellow students and find study groups and student mentors.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We believe that the more you give, the more you gain. By studying at a university that is heavily focused on social innovation, you will learn in a supportive environment where talent for social change and making a difference is nurtured and developed.
EXPERIENCE ANOTHER COUNTRY
As a CQUniversity student, you can broaden your experience by studying for a term or two at one of our partner institutions located in over 30 countries across six continents. We have over 100 global partners and a member of the International Student Exchange Program network of universities.
RECEIVE CAREER GUIDANCE BEYOND GRADUATION
CQUni Careers offers career support services to students as well as graduates. The team is dedicated to helping you build employability and job search skills as you prepare to be work ready in your chosen career. Current students are also able to access the online portal, CareerHub, to search for casual or part-time vacancies and Career Connection, our new careers mentoring program that connects alumni with current students.
DEGREE STRUCTURE & COURSEWORK STUDY OPTIONS
Provides specialised study in a specific subject area, with the opportunity to progress to a graduate diploma and/or masters upon completion. Many CQUniversity graduate certificate courses are designed as a pathway for those who have not studied a bachelor degree but have relevant professional experience.
Enables you to develop skills in a specialised area, or equip you with the knowledge to undertake a new career direction. Graduate diplomas are designed for those who have already completed a bachelor degree or equivalent, or have significant professional or industry experience in a relevant area.
Masters by Coursework
Comprises a series of specialist courses designed to extend your professional understanding in a particular subject area, or provide you with the opportunity to move in a new professional direction. Postgraduate coursework courses have a structure consisting of core and elective units, and therefore require students to enrol in these units, attend timetabled classes and complete required assignments
RESEARCH STUDY OPTIONS
Masters by Research
Enables you to undertake original research in a particular area of interest under supervision and resulting in the submission of a thesis.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Awarded on the basis of a thesis prepared under supervision that makes an original, significant and extensive contribution to knowledge and understanding in the relevant field of study, as judged by independent experts applying accepted contemporary international standards.
Doctor of Education
A professionally based research higher degree available through the University as an alternative to the traditional research courses. It offers a rigorous course combining structured advanced research tasks and a thesis component.
Doctor of Professional Studies
An internationally recognised higher research degree designed to produce innovation in commercial, government, educational and other applied settings. Whereas the PhD, EdD and other ‘professional’ doctorates are single-discipline based, the CQUniversity Doctor of Professional Studies is explicitly transdisciplinary to reflect the way research is carried out in industry and government.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT
Together with the Campus Life Committees and Student Experience teams across the University, we aim to provide ongoing support for all international students from arrival to graduation.
Support services include:
accommodation assistance orientation
information on Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
student mentor and leadership programs
confidential counselling and welfare services
social activities and student forums
care arrangements for students under 18 years of age
students with families
going home program after completion of studies.
Scholarships are available to international
students wishing to undertake a coursework
or research higher degree at CQUniversity.
CQUNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
CQUniversity offers general scholarships which reward successful applicants with a 20 per cent reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their studies, subject to meeting terms and conditions.
HOW TO APPLY
International Student Scholarship
Attained an overall grade of 75 per cent in their previous studies.
Applications for the International Student Scholarship must be made when applying for your academic course through iStart, our online application system.
International Student Scholarship – Regional
Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone Marina, Mackay Ooralea, Noosa, Rockhampton North, Townsville
Successful completion of most recent studies.