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Step 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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.
Your academic transcript is an official legal record of all the courses you have completed at your higher education institution.
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.
From persons who can best comment on your prior research experience. UQ will contact your referees directly, but you will need to enter their details into the application form.
Originals or certified copies may be required depending on your individual circumstances.
Step 4: 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.
Expressions of Interest for Round 1, 2023 are now open. Apply now.
Step 5: 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 6: 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.