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    Application Deadline
  • 48 days
The Doctor of Philosophy (Offshore) at CQUniversity Australia provides you with the opportunity to study a doctoral degree, recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework, whilst remaining in your home country for a substantive part of the degree.


This Doctor of Philosophy (Offshore) course at CQUniversity Australia is comprised of an independent research study and thesis, overseen by academic supervisors. This degree is limited to high-quality applicants wishing to pursue research in particular discipline areas. 

For fully offshore candidates, periods of short-term visitation in Australia will be required during this degree, and travel support is available to facilitate such visits. For candidates undertaking this course under a cotutelle model, an extended period of study within Australia will be required, typically lasting at least six months or more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 days
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Course structure:
  • Research and Thesis (Master by Research (Offshore)
  • Examination-Research and Thesis
  • Thesis Revisions (Research Higher Degrees)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

You must hold a bachelors degree in a relevant discipline with first or second class honours; or a masters degree with substantial element of research work.

CRICOS Provider Code: 00219C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21665 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21665 AUD per year and a duration of 48 days.
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