Applying for RHD

CQUniversity Australia offers a range of Research Higher Degree programs to meet your needs.

Unlike coursework study, a Research Higher Degree typically does not follow a structure of lectures, tutorials, assessment items and examinations. A research higher degree is a program of supervised research and study leading to the preparation and submission of a thesis.

An application for Admission to a Research Higher Degree at CQUniversity may be submitted at any time throughout the year.


If you don’t yet meet the admissions requirements for a Research Higher Degree, our Graduate Certificate in Research can provide an alternative pathway for you to reach your research goals. Find out more at the course page.

As a Research Higher Degree candidate at CQUniversity, you may be entitled to a range of stipends and scholarships, as well as training and other study support. Find out more at the Research Higher Degrees Fees and Support page.

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