HDR student support

Please visit the Faculty of Medicine HRD Student Support page for all information.

Do your HDR with us 

Our strong research culture attracts more than 100 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students each year who are completing their Doctor or Master of Philosophy.  

As an HDR student with us you will: 

  • be mentored by advisors who lead the world in their field of expertise
  • participate in many of the School’s public health projects with international partners
  • enjoy a supportive and intensive research environment designed to prepare you to be a future public health leader.

Topics and staff

View higher degree by research topics currently available.

You can propose your own topic if you can find someone to be your advisor. To see whether we may have an advisor in your area of interest, view:


The UQ Graduate School manages a number of scholarship schemes that provide financial support for tuition fees, living costs and travel which enables you to focus on your research and achieve the best results.

You can apply at any time for admission to research higher degree programs. However, candidates who wish to be considered for a UQ Graduate School tuition fee and/or living allowance scholarship should note that the RHD Scholarship Selection Committee meets twice a year to select the recipients.

Contact us

Consult with a potential advisor directly or contact our Higher Degree by Research team to discuss the application process.

For an overview of our HDR program, download the Higher Degree by Research information flyer (PDF, 1MB).