Established in 1967 in Rockhampton as the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) Capricornia, Central Queensland University got its university status in the year 1992. In the same year, it was named the University of Central Queensland. In 1994, Central Queensland University was the name adopted by the university. Later in the year 2008, the university expanded and it became CQUniversity. The university now offers education to over 30,000 students and is recognized as one of the largest universities based in regional Australia. Students from Australia and over 140 countries across the globe are offered exceptional academic facilities.

The university has numerous campuses all over Australia including Rockhampton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns, Bundaberg, Brisbane, Gladstone, Emerald, Townsville, Noosa, Sydney, and Mackay. Not just this, the university also maintains various study centers. The university provides research, postgraduate and undergraduate degree, short-term and certificate programs. Study subjects offered at the university include education and humanities, accounting and law, community services, apprenticeships, trades and training, psychology, health, performing and visual arts, social work, IT and digital media, science, and environment, and many more.

Apart from this, it provides education and learning through six of its schools. Also, the university works to achieve research objectives through partnerships with national and international researchers and research networks. Moreover, it houses a collection of almost 600 pieces of art, including Australian and international paintings and photographs. The artwork is lent to other establishments such as museums, galleries, and other organizations for temporary display. The institution proudly boasts of its 100 000+ alumni network. Most of its alumni across the globe are playing a significant leadership role in society. Some of the prominent alumni are Wayne Blair – filmmaker, Craig Zonca – breakfast presenter at ABC Radio Brisbane, Julian Assange – Founder of WikiLeaks, and Terry Effeney – CEO of Energex


TypeDual Sector
Establishment Year1967
Application portalOnline- iStart
Intake SessionFebruary/June/October
Alumni100,000 +
Employment Rate79.5%
Facilities and capital investment200 million AUD
Cost of living21,041 AUD annually
Total No. of students30,000+
Financial AidScholarships


CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MEng(1 Course)2 YearsINR 15.5L
MIM(2 Courses)2 YearsINR 15L – 16.2L
BBA(2 Courses)3 YearsINR 14.3L – 14.4L
MS(4 Courses)24 MonthsINR 12.1L – 16.1L
BHM(1 Course)2 YearsINR 14.3L
MASc(1 Course)2 YearsINR 15L
BE/Btech(1 Course)3 YearsINR 14.9L
MBA(1 Course)24 MonthsINR 20.6L
Other Courses(6 Courses)1 – 4 YearsINR 11.4L – 16.7L

Entry Criteria

MEng(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 75 & AbovePTE: 50 & Above
MIM(2 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 75 & AbovePTE: 50-54
BBA(2 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 75 & AbovePTE: 50 & Above
MS(4 Courses)IELTS: 6-6.5TOEFL: 75 & AbovePTE: 50-58
BHM(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 75 & AbovePTE: 50 & Above
MASc(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 75 & AbovePTE: 50 & Above
BE/Btech(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 75 & AbovePTE: 50 & Above
MBA(1 Course)GMAT: AcceptedGRE: AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
Other Courses(6 Courses)IELTS: 5.5-7TOEFL: 46-79PTE: 42 & Above

On campus accommodation



Central Queensland University provides On-campus Accommodation to its students which provide outstanding learning support in an environment where academic and personal achievements are rewarded and celebrated.

Off campus accommodation



  • The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments, and shared apartments
  • The average rent is 150 to 200 AUD/week
  • The student residences are fully furnished with all the basic amenities such as electricity, water and unlimited internet access included in the rent
  • Most of the apartments are located at a distance of approximately 7kms-10kms from Rockhampton

Central Queensland University Courses

  • The university offers Bachelor’s, Associate, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Masters and Doctoral degrees with a broad range of subjects to choose from.
  • Health, Business, Education, Law, Psychology, Arts, etc. are its most popular majors.
  • The university also provides flexible learning options so that the students can pursue their degree conveniently at their home town.
  • Moreover, the university also provides various short courses and various on and off campus certificates and diploma pathway programs such as Certificate II in Tourism, Certificate III in Tourism, Diploma in Arts, etc. to its international students.

Know more about Studying in Australia

Studying Australia Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostBE/Btech INR 19.9 L|MIM INR 21.9 L|MS INR 21.8 L|BBA INR 18.3 L|MBA INR 21.2 L|MEng INR 22.3 L|BSc INR 20.1 L|MArch INR 23.6 L|BHM INR 16.4 L|MA INR 19.8 L|MEM INR 23.3 L|MBBS INR 38 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 6.2 L (based on 51 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 77|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 56|GRE: 304|GMAT: 590
Part Time WorkPermitted
Student Visas for Australia have changed with effect on July 1, 2016. The earlier Subclasses 571 – 576 have now been grouped under Subclass 500. As per the new rules, students going to Australia under Visa Subclass 500 are eligible to work for up to 40 hours in a fortnight while the course is in session and for unlimited hours when the course is not in session (during breaks). The only proviso is that the student cannot start working until the course commences
Post Study Work PermitPermitted
International Students must apply for and get a Work Permit to continue staying in the country for employment purposes. In Australia, students who have completed their studies in Australia can apply for a Post Study Work Permit or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). This visa has replaced the earlier Skilled Graduate Visa (subclass 485) and came into effect from March 2013.
Cost of Visa ApplicationAUD 620 = INR 34,775.8
Visa Application ProcessModerate
As per the new guidelines in effect from July 1, 2016, the validity of the visa would be in accordance with the duration of the course the student is enrolled in.
Hot Job SectorsEducation, Healthcare, Construction, Architecture, Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals. Australia too faces the same requirement, making ICT one of the leading sectors with a steady demand for qualified professionals. Forecasted to grow at a rate of 12 percent, the companies are forever on the lookout for fresh talent to accommodate the fast-paced technological changes.
Economy Growth RateThe Australian economy recorded a steady growth rate of 1.9 percent last year (2019). Going forth, though the industries are shifting and unemployment is holding steady at over 5.3 percent (2019), the future remains uncertain. Given the ongoing pandemic, there is a huge ambiguity that looms over the economy, and it is difficult to predict how 2020 would pan out for the country due to the current crisis. Let us take a closer look at the Australian economy that was in 2019. 

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