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Your research career begins here

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

Find a scholarship and apply

Our scholarships can help you pursue your goals and develop your research career.

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Join a research group

Our earmarked scholarships provide a living stipend and tuition scholarship to students joining an existing project linked to UQ's ground-breaking research.

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Find an advisor and develop a project

Graduate School scholarships provide a living stipend and tuition scholarship to eligible students who have found a UQ researcher to support their project and application.

Discover research at UQ

Finding the right PhD can be complicated, but we're here to help. With a range of scholarships, programs to support your development and world-class facilities and reputation, you're in safe hands.

Developing researchers

Our career development framework helps you to develop transferable and professional skills and grow as a researcher.

World-class facilities

Our research facilities and extensive infrastructure mean you'll have the best equipment at your fingertips.

Research impact

As a comprehensive research university, our research impacts a range of areas right across the world.

Go deeper

Hear from academics and students from a range of UQ faculties, schools and institutes to see what it's really like to study a PhD at UQ.

Glenn King and Sam Nixon

Can you face your fears with a PhD?

Can my PhD topic be different to my undergrad studies? How do I choose a supervisor? What scholarships are available?

Get a personal perspective about studying at UQ from Samantha, a current PhD candidate, and Professor Glenn King, a UQ academic.

Veronique Chachay and Naomi Fitzpatrick

Naomi and Veronique view research from refreshing perspectives

Choosing a PhD topic doesn’t paint you into a corner. It’s an opportunity for you to test boundaries and refine your skills.

Hear from Naomi Fitzpatrick, a current PhD candidate, about her research path and what it's like to work with her supervisor, Veronique.