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.
Our research programs
Explore our research programs to learn more about the experience, eligibility and how to apply.
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)
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 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 ~$32K a year for living expenses.
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 ~$32K a year for living expenses.
You might be eligible for a top-up scholarship, giving you another ~7-14K a year on top of your living stipend.
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
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.Discover mobility opportunities
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