Central Queensland University Fully Funded Postgraduate Research Award in Australia, 2019

A Commonwealth Government Award providing 330 new scholarships each year which enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

International postgraduate research candidates are eligible to apply for either the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship or the International Postgraduate Research Award. The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship entitles the recipient to full payment of tuition fees and health cover for a specified period. The International Postgraduate Research Award entitles the recipient to a living allowance, relocation and binding allowances and a research support grant, however does not cover tuition fees associated with enrolment. Applications for International awards close at the end of August each year.

Central Queensland University (alternatively known as CQUniversity) is an Australian dual sector university based in Queensland. Its main campus is in North Rockhampton, Queensland.

English is the language of instruction and assessment across CQUniversity. Applicants are required to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry to programs.

Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing the postgraduate (research) programme.

Study Subject: The studentships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Award: this application provides the following benefits:

  • Tuition fees (up to two years for Masters by Research; up to three years for Doctoral study)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover

Scholarships recipients will also be awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship.  The APA Scholarship provides a living allowance scholarship ($27,596 in 2019).

The award can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be an international applicant from any country (except New Zealand or Australia)
  • Hold a Bachelor Honours 1 (or equivalent) qualification

Nationality: International students can apply for Central Queensland programs.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: To apply for entry to a postgraduate program, the student must have successfully completed the equivalent of an Australian undergraduate degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: English is the language of instruction and assessment across CQUniversity. Applicants are required to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry to programs.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): 6.5 (with no individual band score less than 6.0).
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-Based): Overall score of 79 with no score less than 21.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): Overall score of 58 with no score less than 50.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Overall test score of 176 (with no individual band score of less than 169).

Australia Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Students 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. English test results.

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

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 31, 2019.

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