Future students

USQ offers traditional on-campus full-time study, or external or part-time studies. Applications to study for PhD studies in astrophysics are made on a competitive basis, so the applicant would normally be expected to qualify for support for their research through an Australian government Research Training Program or USQ domestic scholarship, or one of USQ’s highly competitive international scholarships. USQ astrophysics research students have access to a range of facilities including Mt Kent Observatory, research computing hardware and software, and professional journal publications.

The following USQ site, updated periodically, lists currently available research topics:


For more information on the PhD application process please visit the following site:


For more information on USQ studies please visit:

Please note – for those seeking professional development in astrophysics to complement their existing qualifications with coursework and research, USQ offers a Master of Science (Astrophysics) and feeder Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programs:


The Master of Science (Astrophysics) offers less stringent entry requirements compared to those of the Master of Science (Research), so that students from different professional backgrounds have the opportunity to study astrophysics externally at USQ.