Study at Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia

  • Central Queensland University (CQU) was founded in 1989 and is counted among the best 600 universities across the globe, aside from being among the Top 150 universities, under 50.
  • CQU is distinguished to have been ranked in the Top 20 Small Universities across the world, by the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings.
  • Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) shows that CQU has some of the best graduate outcomes in Australia: fulltime employment, salaries and educational experience are all above average.
  • CQU is Australia’s only ASOKA Changemaker campus, committed to social innovation
  • CQU’s research focus is oriented towards real-world outcomes and identifying new opportunities for advancement in our regions and beyond. In 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) indicated that CQU has seeded world-class research in 22 different categories of research.
  • CQU boasts of 20 campuses across Australia and boasts of unparalleled student ratings in terms of student satisfaction, teaching quality, social equity which makes studying here a truly enriching experience!

Why Study in Australia

  • 15 Years Education Accepted: If you wish to study an MBA in Australia or an MS in Australia, you can directly apply after your Bachelors. You can immediately start your Masters level study in Australia in the same year that you finish your degree program in India since the Indian three years  of Bachelors is accepted by all Australian Universities
  • Two Years Work Permit after course: The post-study work stream of this visa allows international students completing an Australian bachelor, masters or doctoral degree to remain in Australia to gain practical work experience after they graduate. Graduates of bachelor and masters by coursework degrees can apply for a two-year work visa at the completion of their degree; masters by research graduates are eligible for a three-year visa, and PhD graduates can apply for a four-year work visa in Australia.
  • Education Quality: Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act, 2000 which ensures that institutions who enroll international students are registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). This ensures that Institutions meet stringent standards for marketing activities, education delivery, facilities and student support services. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) links 15 schools, vocational and university education qualifications into one national system which assures of a stellar education delivery system.
  • Scenic & Friendly: The golden sands of the famed beaches along the Gold Coast, the Koala bears, the Aboriginal people as well as the classic Aussie drawl that gives Australia a distinct character of its own.
  • English-speaking Country: Australia is an English speaking country and therefore, students will have no trouble in moving around and integrating themselves with the locals.
  • Work and Study: With an Australian student visa, a student can work up to 40 hours a week in an occupation requiring basic skills like at grocery stores, gas stations etc.
  • Companies in Australia: Australia has a booming economy, with tourism, hospitality, banking, healthcare, pharma, infrastructure, education, mining with the top 1000 companies in Australia accounting for over 28% of the trade like ANZ Banking, Woolworths, Wesfarmers, Rio Tinto, NSW Health, NAB, Telstra among several others.
  • Exceptional Quality of Life: Australia’s per-capita GDP is greater than that of the UK, Canada, Germany and France in terms of parity in purchase power. Per Capita GDP (PPP) Australia is ranked 18th in the world (CIA World Factbook 2016). The country was ranked second in the United Nations 2019 Human Development Index and sixth in The Economist’s quality-of-life index.
  • Permanent Residency: Australia offers a great opportunity to settle down in the country,especially if your occupation is on the National Occupation List (NOC)!

So all in all, TWO year Master’s (Coursework) + 2 Years Work Permit. Additionally, students who complete their Master’s study by research and Doctoral degree holders are eligible to apply for a three and four year post study work visa in Australia, respectively. Take this opportunity to settle down and Immigrate to  Australia – a country that offers you among the best work/life balance and brilliant medical facilities, opera, theater, beaches, wildlife safaris and much much more!

For more detailed reasons and information about advantages of studying in Australia, check out our Why Study in Australia page

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Entry Requirements to Study at Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia

General entry requirements (exact requirements may vary from course to course)

Postgraduate Courses: At least 56 % in Bachelors (we recommend 55%) or CGPA of 5 or higher (on a scale of 10). IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in the writing module and 6.0 in the others (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

Undergraduate Courses (after 12th): Completion of All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) or Indian School Certificate (CISCE) with an average of 65 % Higher Secondary Certificate (State Board) with an average of 60 %. IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in the writing module and 6.0 in the others (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

Central Queensland University MBA program: Bachelor’s degree with three years of work experience (full time or equivalent part-time) after graduation. IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.5 in the writing module and 6.0 in the others (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

Central Queensland University (CQU) Scholarships

CQU offers a range of scholarships for Indian students. We encourage students to apply for the CQU scholarships as early as possible. For more information, you can always contact us, and we will help you right through the CQU scholarship application process at no cost.

Several of the University and Australian Government scholarships for Indian students:

Gladstone Ports Corporation Reg Tanna Memorial Scholarship – Provided by the Gladstone Ports Corporation, in memory of the much admired former General Manager of the Port, Mr Reg Tanna who was influential in creating exponential growth of the facility. The Scholarship supports a Gladstone- based engineering student who demonstrates high academic achievement and/or the need for financial support to assist them with the pursuit of their education.

iCare SMSF scholarship – This scholarship is for all undergraduates who are studying Accounting or Finance. iCare Super offers $3,000 to students in different disciplines, preferably for those who have outstanding academic records and have passion and are interested in SMSF industry.

International Student Scholarship: The International Student Scholarship is available to all new international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who meet the academic criteria at CQU, Australia. The Scholarship rewards successful applicants with a 20 per cent reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their studies.

Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS): These scholarships are awarded for bachelors, masters and doctoral courses (Comprehensive scholarship covering medical, airfare, tuition etc.): Masters-level scholarships will be offered to exceptional Indian graduate students from high-performing institutions to study at one of Australia’s world-class universities. Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships offered by the Australian Government. With the AAS, your entire cost of study will be offset.

International PG Research Scholarship Award: Aimed at enabling excellent scholastic international students to study in Australia for the Master’s degree, the benefit of this scholarship is extensive and is offered on yearly basis.

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF): Specifically aimed at mutual sectors of cooperation agreed upon by Australia and India in the fields of nanotechnology, agriculture, ICT, Marine Sciences etc., the scholarship enables Indian researchers to spend time at Australian institutions. The fellowships help to facilitate long-term science, technology and innovation collaboration and are generally term based scholarships covering all costs of the study, including return airfare, medical, tuition, stipend etc.

Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia Deadline for Applications:

The application deadline for admissions to CQU would be one month before term begins for the three intakes in July, March and November. ILW India advises students to begin applying at least nine months prior to the deadlines to allow for the university to assess and complete the paperwork.

Masters level courses at CQU especially Digital Media, Computer Science, Business Management etc are in demand and we suggest you apply at the earliest for these courses. We, at ILW India, suggest that if you would like to apply to CQU, do speak with us for specific program details.

Student Testimonial - Parthasarthi Bose (Central Queensland University, Class of 2018)
I loved the way that I could call or walk in to the office of ILW Overseas Education and get instant help. All my applications were filled by the counsellor, the documentation, visa and all related details sorted by the counselors without me having to fill out endless forms. I love the fact that I got an all expense paid scholarship as guided by Vishal sir and Rupali ma’am. Thank you guys! You are the best!

If you would like to know your prospects as an international student in Australia (with scholarship, profile assessment, financial requirements etc.), go ahead and arrange a free consultation with ILW Overseas Education Consultants now. Our Study in Australia counselors and experts can help you successfully apply to the Australian universities and colleges of YOUR CHOICE.

We’ve had some of the most gifted students opt for Australia as their study destination and if you have any queries, our alumni would be happy to answer them.  Email us at [email protected] with your query. 

ILW India’s decade long experience in the field of Overseas Education is the result of the trust and confidence of thousands of students who have successfully gained scholarships and even, tuition waivers for their study abroad in Australia, USA, Canada and several other countries across the globe. We offer end to end process delivery, right from aptitude testing, career guidance to university selection, visa processing and beyond