CQU (Central Queensland University)

    CQU (Central Queensland University)
    CQU (Central Queensland University)
    World Rank: 601-800th by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1967

    Central Queensland University (abbreviated CQUniversity) is a public university in central Queensland, Australia. CQUniversity is the only institution in Australia with a campus in every state.

    CQUniversity Australia has witnessed amazing expansion in student enrollment, expanded programs, new campuses, facilities, and reputation in recent years, establishing it as one of Australia's genuinely outstanding universities.

    Currently, CQUniversity provides over 300 educational programs, spanning from short courses and certificates to undergraduate, postgraduate, and research degrees. Some of the fields of study include apprenticeships, trades, and training, business, accounting, and law, creative, performing, and fine arts, education and liberal arts, engineering and, health, information technology, cognitive science, social work, and community services. 

    CQUniversity, a pioneer in the delivery of distant education, continues to be a leader in this sector, with more than half of the present student body studying off-campus, who mostly live in rural and remote areas.


    • The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of higher education, has recognized Central Queensland University as an Australian University.
    • The university is also a recognized training organization by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the national regulator for Vocational Education and Training (VET) (RTO).

    Why choose to study at Central Queensland University?

    • World Class University: In the QS World University Rankings 2022, the university is ranked in the top 650 universities in the world, placing it among some of the world's strongest research and teaching institutions.
    • Quality Educational Experience: CQ University's dedication to accessibility, including scholarships, disability support, gender balance, and assistance for students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, has earned it a four-star rating for inclusivity from the globally recognized QS Stars Rating System.
    • High-Quality Research: CQUniversity approaches research differently because it is committed to producing research that has a genuine impact on communities and local industry. In a wide range of subjects and sectors, the university responds to difficulties, develops constructive solutions, and identifies new possibilities.


    CQUniversity is not new to the notion of international participation. CQUniversity has evolved from a small institution focused on education and related industries in regional Queensland to a multi-campus, multi-city university focused on preparing highly diverse learners for internationally committed and effective professional conduct wherever they may be located over the last 25 years.

    University Rankings

    Central Queensland University (CQUniversity Australia) is one of Australia's top public institutions. In the QS World University Rankings 2023, it is placed #651-700.

    University Highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    Number of Courses

    225 undergraduate 140 Postgraduate programs

    International Students


    Tuition Fees

    $30000 - $45000 per year


    Mar, July, and November

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes for international students are March, July, and November.


    • The International Student Scholarship (ISS) is available to all new international vocational, research, full degree, and packaged academic coursework students at any campus at CQUniversity Australia.   
    • Scholarship Value: 25% for new students
    • Length of Scholarship: Course Duration
    • Number Available: Unlimited
    • Research Training Program Stipend Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government. They provide funding allocated to students to assist with their living costs while undertaking research for higher degrees.
    • Scholarship Value: $28,854 per annum
    • Length of Scholarship: up to 3 years
    • Number Available: 2

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or through an education agent.

    Documents required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Work Experience (if any)
    4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    5. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    6. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirements


    Certificate or Diploma

    Undergraduate &



    5.5 with no individual band score of less than 5.0

    6 with no individual band score of less than 5.5

    6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

    TOEFL(internet- based)





    46 with no score less than 42

    54 with no score less than 46

    62 with each band more than 54

    Cambridge English

    162 with no individual band score of less than 154

    169 with no individual band score of less than 162

    176 with no individual band score of fewer than 169


    What are the fees to study at the university?

    The fees depend upon the courses you apply for. They range from A$30000 to A$45000 per year.

    Can I work as a student in Australia?

    Yes, you are allowed to work for 40 hours per fortnight during course sessions and unlimited when out of the course session. This is to make sure that you are focused on your studies.

    Does the University provide scholarships to international students?

    Yes, multiple scholarships are provided as mentioned in the scholarship section of the article.

    How long will it take to assess my application?

    Once we receive all required supporting documents, it will take approximately 7 to 10 working days to process.

    Does the university offer any accommodation?

    Yes, the university does provide accommodation. The accommodation fees can range from $185 to $275 per week.



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