Follow these steps to apply as an Australian domestic student (q-student).
Are you an Indian or international student? View the application information for i-students.
Step 1: Register your interest
You can register your interest in the program anytime. If you register your interest, you will receive Academy updates, be notified when applications open, and receive invitations to information sessions and events.
Step 2: Review deadlines
Find out the deadlines for when you need to apply and when you can expect to start studying with UQIDAR.
Step 3: Find a project
To apply to the UQIDAR PhD program, you will need to apply for an available project.
Projects are advertised on our website when applications open. You can apply for up to two projects in each application round. You cannot propose your own or apply directly to a school or department.
Each available project includes a project title and description, details of the supervision team, expected student background and other key project information.
Step 4: Check your eligibility
All q-student applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements to be eligible to apply for the program.
The applicant’s degree and/or professional experience must demonstrate that the applicant’s knowledge of the discipline in which they plan to undertake their PhD is current. It is therefore expected that an applicant will have completed their tertiary studies and/or any relevant professional experience in the ten years immediately prior to their intended entry to the PhD.
All applicants are required to meet the Academy’s English language proficiency requirements for consideration for entry into the UQIDAR Joint PhD program.
Step 5: Prepare your documents
You must upload the following compulsory supporting documents when you submit your online Expression of Interest (EOI):
If any of your documentation is in a language other than English, UQIDAR will require a copy of the original language document and an officially certified and translated copy. Internationally, one of UQ’s approved agents may be able to help you organise document translation and certification.
Scanned documentation should meet the following criteria:
Your academic CV should include the following headings:
For all completed post-secondary study, including the institution logo and date awarded. If you have not received a copy of your certificate at the time of application, please provide an official letter from your institution stating that you have met award requirements.
For all post-secondary study undertaken, complete or incomplete, including the institution, program, results for every course studied, grading scale, institution logo and date.
All applicants have to prove they can meet English language requirements as set out in the UQIDAR Joint PhD Program Guidelines (see page 9). Any test scores have to be valid at your proposed commencement date.
Originals or certified copies may be required depending on your individual circumstances.
Step 6: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
Once you have found a project, checked the eligibility requirements and prepared your supporting materials, you can submit your expression of interest (EOI) online.
Only one EOI can be submitted per applicant. Applicants can apply for up to two projects in their EOI.
We are not able to consider EOI submitted after the deadline and will only consider complete submissions.
Step 7: Attend interview and exam
Once EOI’s close, your EOI will be shortlisted based on your eligibility, background and motivations and aptitude for your nominated project.
Step 8: Accept your offer
You can expect to hear the outcome of your application within the application timelines.
If your application is successful, you will receive a formal offer letter. Make sure you read your offer letter carefully for specific information about how to accept your offer. You will need to login to the UQ Online application portal to accept your offer.