UQ's international research mobility programs support and enhance your HDR by helping you to develop networks. International mobility ensures a circulation of skills and ideas and exposes you to new research perspectives. 

Terms and conditions for all HDR travel

When you are planning any travel as part of your HDR program you must

  • ensure you have read the UQ Travel Insurance Summary - Students.
  • discuss with your school/institute your requirements for travel and ensure you have confirmation in writing from your travel approver (your Principal Advisor or Head of School) for your dates and destinations. 
  • register your travel with International SoS and ensure you select the traveller category of 'HDR Student'. 
  • read the Working off-campus information.
  • Direct questions about travel insurance should be directed to UQ Insurance at insurance@uq.edu.au.
  • Ensure you register as remote for the period you are away from campus. 

If your proposed travel is deemed high risk, you may have to include a business case that can be escalated for approval. Your Principal Advisor is responsible for initiating this, but can contact their OHS-RISK officer in your school, institute or faculty if they need assistance.

 


 

Candidate Development Award

The Candidate Development Award (CDA) is an award focusing on the broader development skills of HDR students – skills which are transferable, cross-disciplinary, and professional. These skills will enhance employment opportunities after the degree.  

The CDA supports development activities and associated travel costs for UQ HDR Students. Up to $5,000 is available, with justification.

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Candidate Travel Award

The Candidate Travel Award (CTA) supports UQ Higher Degree Research Candidates to travel and conduct a period of research at specific overseas partner institutions Including the Research Exchange partners below.

The CTA can be used to cover development activities and associated travel costs for UQ HDR Students.
Up to $10,000 is available, with justification. The amount awarded will be considered against the duration of the visit.

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QUEX Joint PhD

Students currently enrolled in the QUEX Joint PhD Program can find information relating to the travel component of their scholarship at the link below.

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