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A smiling higher degree by research student stands in front of palm trees and a UQ building
A smiling higher degree by research student stands in front of palm trees and a UQ building

PhDs and research master's degrees

Follow your passion for research with a PhD or MPhil at UQ.

Our research programs

We welcome the brightest minds to collaborate with our world-renowned researchers on their PhD or MPhil. Join us in finding solutions to the world's most challenging and complex problems.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

If you have a passion to explore the unknown, a PhD can take you there.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Become a master of research in your field and create change with a significant project.

Scholarships and funding

A scholarship can cover the cost of your tuition and more than $32k a year for living expenses. You could also receive a top-up scholarship worth up to $15k a year.

If you have found a supervisor to support your project, you can apply for a Graduate School Scholarship.

Or you join one of UQ's ground-breaking research projects that funds scholarships.

Learn more about research scholarships
Jennifer Corrin and Unaisi Narawa

Find a supervisor

Before applying for a PhD or MPhil, you'll need to find an adviser who will guide and support your through your research.

Contact our world-renowned experts to discuss your proposal. 

Find a project

You could join one of our many projects as a PhD student, with supervision from the lead researcher and scholarship funding.

Follow your passion for research

Register your interest and we'll send you everything you need to know about applying for a research degree at UQ.

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Ready to apply?

Get your online application underway from 20 February 2023.

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to prepare your application.

How to apply
Jonathan Steedman, Master of Dietetics Studies

Why research at UQ

Support

Access training, mentoring, industry placements and more to prepare for your next steps.

Graduate outcomes

Be sought after as one of the most employable graduates in the state.

Leading innovation

#33 for Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2022.

World class experts

Research with some of our world-recognised experts in their fields.

Living in Queensland

Study in one of the safest, most liveable places on earth. Sunshine guaranteed.

Facilities and resources

Access world-class facilities and equipment supported by qualified staff.

Support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

If you're wanting to start or continue your career in research, we can help. Learn more about your eligibility requirements, scholarships available to you, and more. 

Learn more about support
Two First Nation people in discussion

Take your research overseas

Expand your horizons on the international stage with our global partnerships. You could travel on exchange, take a joint degree with another university or benefit from collaborative supervision programs.

If you're currently studying a PhD outside Australia, you can apply to come to UQ on our study abroad program. 

Research mobility opportunities
Experience International Studies 2021