You're an international student if you are:

  • intending to study on a student visa,
  • not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • not an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia.

In order to progress forward with a PhD at the AIBN as an international student, you will need to do the following:

1. Meet the entry requirements

To progress forward with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at the AIBN, you will need to prove that you:

  • have completed some research experience (for example, you can provide evidence that you've planned and executed project work and/or a body of research with some independence)
  • have completed an approved university degree in your field of research no more than 10 years ago, and;
  • can meet the English language requirements.

You can find more on entry requirements here.

2. Find a supervisor

Identify a researcher with relevant expertise and contact them to get agreement to support your PhD and project. A full list of research Group Leaders who have capacity can be found above. Only once you have received confirmation of acceptance by the Group Leader can you progress.

3. Gather your documents
A full list of the necessary documents can be found here.

4. Apply online
Once you have prepared your application, contacted a potential supervisor, and been accepted by your supervisor, use the online application form to apply. Your application can only be assessed once your referees have responded to us, and all outstanding documents and school/institute endorsements have been received.

5. Apply for a student visa once you are approved

As soon as you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from The University of Queensland, apply for your visa.

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Doctor of Philosophy are eligible to apply for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

You can learn more here.

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