UQ - Emory University Research Exchange

The University of Queensland and Emory University in Atlanta, have established a research exchange program for PhD students. As highly ranked institutions, and research partners, the exchange program aims to strengthen research linkages and provide opportunities for PhD students from each university to extend and enhance their graduate research work. 

The research exchange is designed to leverage the relationship established through the Queensland Emory  Development Alliance (QED), a partnership between UQ, Emory and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMRB). The Alliance is developing new research collaborations that harness the skills, platforms and infrastructures of the three institutions in the areas of Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Brain Health research. 

Key program details
  • UQ PhD candidates participating in the research exchange will be enrolled at Emory University for stays of no more than 12 months. 
  • Research exchange students are not charged tuition fees, however other administrative fees may apply.
  • Exchange candidates will have supervision at the host university and, for the period of the visit, access to the library, laboratory, and other resources comparable to locally-enrolled doctoral candidates.
  • Exchange candidate's progression, thesis supervision and examination will remain the principal responsibility of the home institution.


In order to be eligible for the UQ-Emory program the applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a PhD student in good standing at UQ.
  • Be a confirmed PhD student.
  • Not have any outstanding milestones.
  • Be endorsed by your supervisor.
  • Have found a host supervisor at Emory

Research exchange students are not charged tuition fees. 

How to apply

  1. You should contact one of Emory's Schools/Institutes to discuss your interest in visiting Emory as a research exchange candidate and determine if there is a suitable advisor for you.
  2. Once the School/Institute invites you to apply, you will need to send the following documents to the UQ Graduate School, graduateschool@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3366 0503.
  3. Upon approval of the application, Emory will issue an offer letter.

It is preferred that candidates begin their research exchange in January or July/August.

Getting to Emory and settling in

Getting to Emory

We highly recommend you to visit the Emory International Student and Scholar Services website to familiarise yourself with visa, arrival details and other key information about living and studying in Atlanta.


Information on accommodation options is available on Emory's Off-Campus Housing website