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Higher degrees by research at UQ

Study at a global top 50 university and create change as a graduate researcher.

Why research at UQ

With world-class facilities and reputation as well as development support, we’re here to help you create change.

Find a supervisor

Find a supervisor in your field, and speak with them about your project. Through individual and network support, we’ll help you develop transferable and professional skills and grow as a researcher.

Facilities

Our research facilities and extensive infrastructure mean you'll have the best equipment at your fingertips while you change the world and people's lives for the better through your research.

Research impact

From developing quantum microscopes and vaccines, through to sustainable construction technologies, our research is changing the world and people’s lives for the better.

Scholarships

Tuition scholarships available for 120+ projects across an array of disciplines, as well as ~$29K (tax-free) living stipend scholarships to support you while you study.

Our research programs

Explore our research programs to learn more about the experience, eligibility and how to apply. 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an internationally recognised graduate research program that will enable you to become an independent researcher. 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

With guidance from your advisory team, you will undertake a significant research project and complete a 40,000-word thesis and an oral examination.

Doctor of Biotechnology

Doctor of Biotechnology

This program is for scientists who are interested in the technical, legal, and business aspects of biotechnology and research ventures.

Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science

Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science

This residency program is designed for already qualified veterinarians. Successful applicants receive a $45,000 tax free living stipend.

PhD and MPhil scholarships

There are 2 major scholarship schemes to start you on your UQ journey.

Develop a project

Find a UQ researcher to supervise you and collaborate to develop a project. 

Apply for a Graduate School scholarship for tuition and ~$29K a year for living expenses.

Choose a program

Join a research project

Or, join an existing project linked to UQ's groundbreaking research.

You'll receive an earmarked scholarship to cover your tuition and ~$29K a year for living expenses.

See projects

Top-up scholarships

You might be eligible for a top-up scholarship, giving you another ~7-14K a year on top of your living stipend

View scholarships

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. 

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Research mobility opportunities

Want to come to Australia to learn from UQ researchers? Or take your research global with collaborative research project? We offer a range of research mobility opportunities for both UQ students and students currently studying overseas. 

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Follow your passion for research

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