CQ University

Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales


Central Queensland University (alternatively known as CQUniversity) is an Australian public dual sector university based in Queensland. Its main campus is in Norman Gardens in Rockhampton. Over the past few decades CQU has developed a network of campuses which stretch along the east coast of Australia and extend into the Pacific. Central Queensland is home to five CQU campuses including Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone, Bundaberg, and Emerald.

CQU undergraduate degrees come in different areas such as business, accounting and law, creative, performing and visual arts, education and humanities, engineering and built environment, health, information technology and digital media psychology and social work and community services science and environment. Undergraduate students can also choose from study options which includes distance education, on-campus study and cross-institutional study.

Basic entry requirements include English and academic requirements and supporting documents. Practical experience is very important at CQU and to provide undergraduate students with apprenticeships and traineeships, the university has formed partnerships with business establishments and government and community institutions.

CQU has a wide range of support programs for overseas students. Before coming to Australia, students can download an International Student Guide available at the university’s page. It contains important information about Visas and Overseas Student Health Cover, Pre-departure information, Accommodation, Late arrivals, Enrolment and Orientation.

Life in a new country can be challenging so the university has prepared a range of activities to help students settle in Australia and learn about the range of support services and opportunities at the campus they will be studying at. International students may request for assistance from student advisers who are available to answer questions and other concerns. Along with all these, the university also grants scholarships for international students who are found eligible.

The annual undergraduate tuition fees are $23,760 for business courses, $21,120 for Arts/Education, and $30,240 for Engineering/Science.

CQU offers a wide variety of scholarships to support students in all study areas at vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate and research level of study. Equity, indigenous and international student scholarships are on offer at the university. There are also scholarships supported by external agencies, communities and industry partners and the Australian government.

The vice-chancellor’s scholarship is open to international students who intend to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at CQU. It is a merit-based scholarship and application is assessed based on previous academic results which must meet the minimum selection criteria.

#29th in Australia by ERA National Rankings
Type Public University
Size Large
35,000 Students
Brisbane, Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Noosa, Cairns, Townsville
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales


Courses Available

  • Arts
  • Business and Economics
  • Health and Nursing
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Arts
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Health and Nursing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences


How to Apply?

Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

5.5 Minimum IELTS Score
TOEFL, PTE-Academic, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Term 1 Application Deadline
Term 2 Application Deadline
Term 3 Application Deadline

Cost and Scholarships

AUD 23,700
Median Tuition Fee

Types of Scholarships Available

Equity and Financial
Low Income
First Year Students
International Students


CQUni Cares Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship
Total Worth (Up to $50,000) Full payment of course and amenities fees as well as a $1,000 once off grant per term to assist with additional educational expenses
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship an applicant must meet the following criteria: Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2019 Commencing studies in any Bachelor course Be able to provide evidence of low personal/family income or financial need Be studying and residing in Queensland Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa* Be enrolled at Census date Term 1, 2019 Not be receiving another Donor Funded Scholarship
Application Deadline January 11
Other Details This scholarship fully funds the tuition and amenities fees of a deserving first year student who, without this support, would not be able to attend university. Recipients can enrol in any academic discipline and will receive support for the duration of their course.
Vice-Chancellor's Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000 (2 x $1,000 payments in April and August)
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible to receive the Vice-Chancellor’s VET Scholarship successful applicants must: be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in an VET course as the primary course of study in the January, February or March intakes in 2019: Certificate IV VET Diploma VET Advanced Diploma be enrolled at Census date for aligned January, February, March intakes 2019 be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Visa with a permanent home address in Australia Not receiving any other CQUniversity Scholarship
Application Deadline January 11
Other Details CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to a deserving student enrolled in a VET Certificate IV or Diploma course.
International Student Scholarship
Total Worth 20% reduction in tuition fees
Eligibility and Requirements All International Student Scholarship recipients are governed by these terms and conditions. awarded, at the discretion of the University, to exceptional international students, undertaking on-campus, full-time degree study at CQUniversity Australia; only available to students applying for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework; only available for full degree courses (full bachelor or masters only); only available to students new to CQUniversity Australia - it is not available to students who are currently studying at CQUniversity Australia. Students currently studying at CQUniversity and applying for Change of Course will also not be eligible for the International Student Scholarship; not available in conjunction with any other CQUniversity Australia scholarship; not available to any student who has been given entrance to CQUniversity Australia based on work experience; not transferable to a third party or redeemable for cash; calculated and applied on a per term basis; remains valid whilst the recipient; remains enrolled in full-time study in compulsory terms at CQUniversity Australia; and remains enrolled in the course listed on their Letter of Offer; and pays all tuition and additional fees/costs in accordance with CQUniversity Australia policy; ensuring tuition fees are paid in full by census date each term meets the conditions of their student visa. The International Student Scholarship will discontinue if the student named on the Letter of Offer: has overdue tuition fees and/or outstanding debts after census date of each term has a MAP 3 condition on their enrolment graduates from their nominated course; or cancels their enrolment, or has their enrolment cancelled at CQUniversity Australia. As per the refund policy, refund amounts payable to international students may be adjusted to include the recouping of waived published fees such as the repayment of any international student scholarships in accordance with the terms and conditions of those scholarships. If an international student cancels their studies at CQUniversity prior to the completion of their studies as per their Letter of Offer and COE and/or, if an international student transfers to a different Education Provider, the international student must repay the International Student Scholarship fees for each term that was completed. Fees owing may be deducted from any refund that is payable by the University or an invoice for the amount of Scholarship deducted for each relevant term prior to the request for cancellation will be sent to the student for payment. The International Student Scholarship may be withdrawn with 10 days’ written notice, should the recipient breach any of these terms and conditions. The International Student Scholarship and the International Student Scholarship – Regional is not available to international students undertaking the Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot).
Application Deadline December 31
Other Details The International Student Scholarship is available to all new international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who meet the academic criteria at CQUniversity Australia. The Scholarship rewards successful applicants with a 20 per cent reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their studies, subject to meeting gthe terms and conditions.