QAAFI enrols domestic, international and remote Researcher Higher Degree (RHD) students.

Step 1 - Explore QAAFI research centre of your interest

QAAFI comprises of three research centres - Centre for Plant ScienceCentre for Animal Science and
Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences

Step 2 - Identify your advisor(s)

Identify QAAFI researcher(s) that could be your potential advisor by discussing your project interests with them, and provide your Curriculum Vitae (CV) so that they can assess your suitability for a potential RHD project. If you are an international student, you may also be requested to provide evidence of meeting UQ's English Language Proficiency Requirements.

If the advisors you have nominated are unable to supervise you, please contact other potential advisors directly. Advisor's contact details can be found on the Our People page. You may also ask QAAFI Centre Directors to circulate your research interest to staff in their centre Centre for Plant ScienceCentre for Animal Science and Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.

Additionally, some advisors may already have RHD projects where they are looking for potential students. Browse current student project opportunities available at QAAFI. The list of projects is not exhaustive, and we encourage you to contact QAAFI researcher(s) directly.

Step 3 - Secure your future advisor(s)' support

Through correspondence with the QAAFI researcher(s) of your interest, confirm their advisor support.

Step 4 - Collect supporting evidence for your application

Read about the application procedure outlined on the UQ Graduate School website, which includes what supporting document evidence you will need to prepare. There is also information on scholarship opportunities and their deadlines. Please discuss how to fund your Research Higher Degree (RHD) and scholarship opportunities with your supporting advisor who can guide you to the most appropriate options to support your studies.

Step 5 - Ask for more details

If you need further assistance in guiding you through the UQ Graduate School’s RHD application process, please contact our Postgraduate Administration team via qaafi_rhd@uq.edu.au or on +61 7 3346 0554 and +61 7 3346 2779.