The world is more accessible than ever. Industries are evolving. And more UQ programs have Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) available. There’s never been a better time to put your student shoes back on and return to uni.
Going back to university is a big decision. It might mean:
swapping to part-time work or leaving a job entirely
changing your schedule and your family’s routine
stepping outside of your comfort zone.
With all that potential chaos, we wouldn't blame you if you’ve been putting it off for a while. But we’d also encourage you to take the plunge now. Here’s why.
More Commonwealth supported places available for domestic students
A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is a spot at uni that’s subsidised by the government. This subsidy doesn’t cover your entire tuition fee, but the reduction is often significant. Let’s take a look at some examples from programs that offer limited CSPs:
*Fees listed are indicative for 2023 only. Last updated June 2023.
If CSPs are available for your desired program, the savings are quite appealing. And remember that this is a subsidy – not a loan that you’ll have to pay back. We are offering more CSPs than ever before, so it's the perfect time to take advantage of these reduced fees.
Postgraduate study provides the perfect framework for learning how to thrive in today’s workplace as well as adapting to tomorrow’s workplace. At UQ, we know you can’t predict the future – but we believe you can prepare for it. Our postgrad programs, combined with all the extracurricular employability activities available to our students, give our graduates the flexibility and confidence to overcome whatever challenges their industry faces.
The world is more accessible
Australia is one of the most isolated countries in the world, yet it's never been easier to travel, work and live abroad.
Even if you’ve happily put down roots, postgrad study can open a world of career opportunities – literally. Organisations across the globe have adapted to remote working, which has helped business leaders realise they can hire the perfect person for any role, no matter where that person is located.
However, contending for your dream job from afar will never be easy. You’ll almost certainly need a postgraduate degree to get a virtual foot in the door and demonstrate why a hiring manager should consider you alongside their local candidates.
The economy is recovering
We’ve all been hit by tough times in recent years. Depending on your profession, a postgraduate degree could be the key to increasing your job security and your salary, both of which can help you remain comfortable as Australia’s economy wobbles its way back into shape.
Fortunately, things are already getting better and are predicted to continue improving. With a recovering economy comes new job opportunities and more freedom to go after your ideal career. Now is a great time to pursue your postgraduate qualification, as doing so will position you well for those job openings that are a year or two away from emerging.