Cheapest University in Australia: Central Queensland University(Part 1)

CQUAre you an international student searching for a cheap/low tuition university in Australia for your undergraduate or postgraduate studies? Search no more! Central Queensland University (CQU) offers low /cheap tuition to international students who are interested in studying in CQU. Most programs start at   $13,210 US dollars for undergraduate programs and could go slightly higher for postgraduate studies. Also there are numerous competitive scholarships for needy international students who would like to obtain a scholarship. In the next articles,  we will be analysing the application process of other cheap universities in Australia.

Why study in CQU?

Central Queensland University is a world class university and affiliates with top companies, industries and organizations in Australia. That said, if you graduate from CQU and choose to remain in Australia, you are highly likely to secure a satisfying job. Additionally, CQU degrees are recognized the world over as authentic, thus your degree will be recognized and accepted by any top employer or institution in the world.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate program

To qualify for admission into any undergraduate program, international students should have completed grade 12 or high school-or possibly an approved university foundational program. If a student has completed advanced diploma programs, he might gain advanced standing into CQ university program.

Postgraduate program

If an applicant has completed an undergraduate, he or she is eligible to apply for a postgraduate program. However, in a situation an applicant fails to qualify for a direct entry program into a postgraduate program, he or she might be eligible for entry into a graduate certificate program.


cqu 2We will list some of the scholarships that are available at CQU for international students.

-Vice Chancellors Scholarship   

This scholarship is open to international students coming to study either undergraduate or postgraduate programs at CQU.It provides a applicants with a 20% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the studies subject to meeting terms and conditions

-Australia Government Scholarships

Over 1000 scholarships are awarded to deserving international students by the Australian Government. These scholarships are awarded annually to top performing international applicants. These are full scholarships.

Application documents

You will need to submit  certified copies of the following documents:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of academic transcripts (note this is if documents are in a language other than English)
  • Personal identification document e.g. passport
  • Evidence that you meet the English requirement e.g. English test results.

If you do not have your latest academic transcript, please provide a copy of your most recent academic transcript. The International Admissions Team will be in contact if they need further information or documentation.

How to apply

CQU uses an online application process for undergraduate and postgraduate applications. That said, the forms plus supporting documents should be submitted on CQU’s online portal.

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