Higher degrees by research at UQ Study at a global top 50 university and create change as a graduate researcher. Why research at UQWith 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.Explore UQ Researchers 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.Discover our research facilities 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.See our research impact 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.Find a scholarship Our research programsExplore 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 scholarshipsThere 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 scholarshipsYou 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. 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. 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