When will I know the outcome of my application?

It usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks to process applications.

We'll send you a letter to let you know the outcome of your application. This will normally be within:

  • 6 weeks if you're an Australian or New Zealand student
  • 8 weeks if you're an international student.

Applying during the annual round

If you apply during our annual scholarship round (in September), we'll let you know the outcome of your application in early December, when we know the results of the scholarship round.

Can I change my application after I've submitted it?

If you need to change any details after submitting your application, email the Graduate Research Centre at hdr@qut.edu.au.

International students

If your application is successful, you'll need to:

  • accept your offer
  • apply for your student visa
  • prepare to live in Australia.

A QUT representative or agent can help you with this. Find a QUT agent or representative.

Funding your studies

I have applied for a QUT scholarship and I am waiting on an outcome

You must wait until you receive your scholarship offer before you can accept your offer of admission.

I have received a QUT scholarship offer

If you have received a QUT scholarship, you must respond to your scholarship offer as instructed. You can then accept your offer of admission and begin the admissions process.

I am being sponsored to study by my home government or an approved authority

I am self-funded

If you are self-funding your studies, we may request additional information to help assess your eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Accept your offer

Follow these steps to accept your offer:

  1. Carefully check your offer conditions. You must meet any offer conditions, and show proof where required.
  2. Sign your acceptance of offer form.
  3. Sign your student declaration form.
  4. Organise your tuition fee payment. You can either:
    • pay your fees as outlined in your offer document, including tuition and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), and submit proof of payment. If you need couple or family OSHC to be arranged by QUT (through Medibank), specify this in Section 3 of your acceptance of offer form and arrange payment.
    • submit official documentation from your scholarship or sponsoring body to show proof of sponsorship.
  5. Email all acceptance documentation to International Admissions at research.enrolment@qut.edu.au.

How to have your documents certified

To have your documents certified, take originals and copies to:

If the documents are in a language other than English, you must also provide an official English translation.

Organise your visa

How to apply

Once you have accepted your offer, we will issue you with your confirmation of enrolment (CoE). Use your CoE to apply for your student visa. Your QUT agent representative can assist with your visa application process.

Apply for your visa online through the Department of Home Affairs application site. The Department of Home Affairs website provides information on the evidence you need to support your application.

Visa assessment

Your application for a visa will be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs. Find more information about visa assessment processes via the Department of Home Affairs website.

It might take a long time to process your visa, so make sure you leave plenty of time to apply.

If you’re successful, you will be offered a four-year visa for PhD and professional doctorates, but you are expected to complete your PhD or professional doctorate in three years, or your masters in one and a half years.

Bringing family to Australia

If you are bringing your children to Australia, you must provide evidence that you are making arrangements for them to attend school while in Australia.

Government funding

In your visa application, you will be asked a question about whether the Australian Government is providing any funding for your research training.

If you are receiving funding under a training scheme directly awarded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia (such as an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend (International), Endeavour, Defence etc), you may answer ‘yes’ on the visa application form. All other students who receive scholarships not directly from the Australian Government must answer ‘no’ (including QUT-funded postgraduate research scholarships).

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