Managing your candidature

Log in to my.UQ's higher degree by research pages (requires UQ login) for advice and resources to support you through every stage of your candidature - from accepting your offer to award of your degree.

You'll find information about:

  • key dates and getting started
  • managing your candidature, including changes, milestones and extensions
  • thesis preparation, submission and examination.

In addition to the help you'll find on my.UQ, our School also provides substantial support to candidates.

By the time you undertake your confirmation of candidature review, at least two advisers and a review panel of two or more academic staff members will have provided additional advice and mentorship and guidance on your progress.

Our postgraduate team will oversee your progress and help you navigate tasks and timelines.

Skills training 

Throughout your candidature you'll have opportunities to develop your skills by attending professional development workshops and forums on a range of topics such as career development and communication skills

Visit the UQ Graduate School career development framework pages for extensive information on training and development.

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our scholarships and prizes pages to see the range of scholarships and financial assistance you can apply for, including research scholarships, travel awards, conference funding and other UQ scholarships.

Research Students Advisory Group

Have your say and join our Research Students Advisory Group, or submit your feedback to its  members.

The group provides representation for honours and higher degree by research students to enable:

  • the School to consult and advise you on policy developments and changes
  • you to raise concerns and make suggestions about the School's operation as it affects you.

Members also organise regular social events and workshops, including the annual SCMB Research Students Symposium.