Everything you need to know as a first-time student.
Information and support for postgraduate study.
Courses, supervisors and your life as a researcher.
Discover our campuses, courses and entry requirements.
Step-by-step application guides for our courses.
Get financial support for your studies. Find a scholarship that's right for you.
Options like part-time, external and online study can help you tailor how you learn.
See where our graduates are now, and where your studies can take you.
Our executive education courses give you the skills you need to lead in a fast-paced world.
Boost your career or extend your skills with a short course or unit.
Our free online courses are open to everyone.
We're constantly moving forward in our research output, commercialisation and collaboration. Find out how you can join our research community and bring innovation to the real world.
Considering research with us? Here's what to expect.
Our strengths and achievements, research projects and activity, and research institutes, centres and groups.
Apply for scholarships for research study, or competitive grants as a professional researcher.
Our researchers work in supportive and established networks.
We value and promote integrity and ethical responsibility in all research we conduct.
A selection of world-class research from our research centres and groups.
We collaborate with industry partners to research solutions for real-world problems, and to give our students hands-on experience in the workplace.
Work with our students and graduates, sponsor scholarships, prizes or events, or become an industry partner.
We offer commercial research and consultancy services, research commercialisation, and workplace training and development.
We're working with a range of industry partners and collaborators.
Our customised executive education equips your employees with tools and inspiration to give your organisation a real edge.
We offer short courses to help you advance your career and expand your skills.
Researchers from QUT have taken a world-first approach to tracking beef by creating a BeefLedger Token system to help tackle food fraud.
We are a highly successful and globally positioned Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research.
Make a real impact by giving to QUT and supporting our students, researchers and community.
Our history, key statistics, sustainability initiatives and programs and Indigenous acknowledgement.
Meet our staff and executive team.
Our awards, accreditation details, research rankings and scholarly achievements.
Our plans for expanding our university's achievements in learning, teaching and research.
Policies, procedures and annual reports.
What's on at QUT.
Want to work with us? See available jobs.
Our campuses and facilities, including maps, research locations and public venues.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +61 7 3138 2000
Our graduates run successful businesses, conduct ground-breaking research and make significant contributions to their communities.
We celebrate our alumni with annual awards for graduates and students.
Get involved with QUT by engaging with and supporting our current students.
Once you've graduated, we encourage you to keep in touch with the QUT community and your fellow alumni.
Email: email@example.com Phone: +61 7 3138 4778 Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm
Kate Gifford is recognised for her contributions to the community through her work as a clinical optometrist, researcher, peer educator, professional leader and international expert.
Step-by-step guide to applying as an international student.
We offer scholarships for international students to help with study and living costs.
You may be able to meet with a QUT staff member or official representative in your city.
Find out more about living and studying in Brisbane.
While you're studying here, you can access a range of support services to help you adjust to life in Brisbane.
Come to QUT for one or two semesters.
Freecall: 1800 181 848 (within Australia)
Phone: +61 3 9627 4853 (outside Australia)
Ask us a question online
Subscribe for email updates
A new QUT-led study has found ways to detect hidden dangers of repeated stresses on seagrass using statistical modelling.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +61 7 3138 2361
You are here:
Section: International students
This stunning image of ultraviolet drenched leaves being slowly infected by a fluorescent-stained virus is a symbol of modern science’s fight against the plant diseases that threaten the world’s food crops.
Look closely and you’ll see the virus delicately – but potentially devastatingly – making its way along the veins of the plant and feasting its attention on the younger leaves.
The photograph, The power of fluorescent proteins, was taken by QUT international PhD student Steven Charlesworth and won this year’s QUT Science in Focus Image Competition.
It was captured under UV light (which gives the plant its purple glow) and shows Potato virus X – which has been tagged with green fluorescent protein (GFP) – making its way through the leaves.
Green fluorescent protein has existed in the Aequorea victoria jellyfish for 160 million years but was cloned in the 1990s, making it readily available for laboratories around the world.
It’s even been used to fight viruses in animals, with scientists creating glow-in-the dark cats to help study the feline virus that causes cats to get AIDS.
“Fluorescent protein has helped revolutionise the way we do research in many areas of biology because it has allowed the monitoring in time and space of a range of phenomena in living cells and organisms,” Mr Charlesworth said.
“Some of this areas include gene expression, protein localisation and dynamics, cell division and intracellular transport pathways.”
Mr Charlesworth, from the coastal city of Stavanger in Norway, has spent the past three years working with Professor Peter Waterhouse, a world-leading plant virologist and geneticist based at QUT’s Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities.
His international journey from Norway to Australia included completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Edinburgh, where he majored in plant sciences, and working as a researcher on a wheat mosaic virus at Ohio State University
“My PhD focused on developing durable and effective resistance strategies against a group of plant pathogens called Geminiviruses, more specifically Tomato Yelow Leaf Curl virus within the genus Begomovirus,” he said.
“It’s an important challenge because geminiviruses cause significant yield loss in many major agriculturally important crops around the world, such as maize, cassava, cotton, beans and tomatoes.”
A fortuitous meeting with Professor Waterhouse while on holidays in Australia led Mr Charlesworth to study his PhD at QUT.
“I’m from the countryside of Norway and I’ve grown up working on farms and with crops like potatoes, carrots and suedes,” he said.
“I’ve always been passionate about biology and science and I’ve had a few professors along the way who have really inspired by interest in plant pathogens and how they affect global crops.”
Mr Charlesworth also has Australian communities on his mind.
He has developed an idea for a social enterprise venture that would bring giant multi-level greenhouses to the bush to enable remote communities to grow their own fresh produce.
“There’s a big focus on urban farming these days but there’s an even greater need to bring affordable and nutritious food to remote communities,” Mr Charlesworth said.
“The idea is for a multi-level, self-sufficient greenhouse where staples like lettuce, spinach and kale can be easily and cheaply grown by the community, rather than produce having to be trucked in.”
Mr Charlesworth attended two events this year where he got to investigate urban and community farming.
The first was the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp at QUT where he was part of a team that claimed third place with its ‘Mobile Farm’ concept for a container farm business.
“The MIT Bootcamp was a steep learning curve but it was inspirational to meet people who are so passionate about starting their business and making a difference in the world,” he said.
“From there I got accepted to Ubercamp, hosted by QUT bluebox, where I changed the idea from urban farming to focusing on rural communities and also got third place with the greenhouse idea.”
QUT Media contacts:- Mechelle McMahon, email@example.com- After hours: Rose Trapnell, 0407 585 901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask us a question about studying at QUT.