This information is for students currently enrolled in the QUEX Joint PhD Program. Further information for currently enrolled candidates is available on the QUEX Cohort sharepoint site

Prospective students interested in applying for the program should visit QUEX Institute's website.

Accessing scholarship funds for travel and research costs

UQ-based students can access scholarship funds by following the instructions below.

UQ-home QUEX candidates can access a travel allowance of up to $15 000 over the duration of their program, intended to support travel between Exeter and UQ by assisting with travel-related expenses (e.g. airfares, visa).

For QUEX candidates seeking advice on their travel allowance and who commenced prior to 2023,  please contact us via

The research-training allowance provided is up to $3 000 over the duration of the program and is intended to be used for workshops and short course attendance. The training allowance cannot be utilised for research equipment or consumables.

UQ-home QUEX candidates also encouraged to contact their UQ enrolling School/Institute to seek advice on local support funding that may also be available.

Don't forget to follow the steps for logging your travel with insurance and updating your status as required. 

Accommodation in Exeter

QUEX Joint PhD students may be able to apply for accommodation within University of Exeter residences. Students can view Exeter’s accommodation webpages and contact the team for more information.

Students can also view Exeter’s webpage on 'student housing' for tips about how to look for private housing within the city and what to consider when searching. It also includes a list of some of the purpose-built residences in the city offered by larger providers. This type of accommodation is very similar to university accommodation.

Exeter recommends looking on the 'Studentpad website', where you will find advertisements for various types of housing, including lodgings and shared houses. You may also find it useful to take a look at the 'message board' where current students can advertise for accommodation needed/ housemates wanted. 

Other websites to consider are:

The Exeter accommodation office is available by email:

The PGR Support Officer for your department will be able to offer advice. 

View Exeter's PGR Handbook

Before you Arrive

Before you arrive, please reach out to the HDR Liaison Officer for your UQ School/Institute to let them know when you will commence. We recommend you try to start your first visit with us within one month of the start of the Research Quarter.  You should register to attend the next orientation session after you arrive. Please also review our Getting Started information to ensure you have completed any important steps to help you settle in to your PhD at UQ. 

We highly recommend you read our International Student Guide to familiarise yourself with visas, health insurance and other key information about living and studying in Australia. A short guide with general information about arriving in Brisbane is also available for your review. 

Airport Transfers

Once enrolled you can use the UQ system to book an airport transfer. Alternative ways to get to and from the airport are also available. 


You can find information on accommodation options at UQ through our Accommodation website. Some providers we recommend are listed below. To assess the travel distance from campus you can use the Brisbane Translink website.

Accommodation is also available through these external companies:

UQ has three campuses:

  • St Lucia - UQ's main campus, located in inner west Brisbane
  • Herston - home to Medicine and Public Health schools, the Oral Health Centre, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Child Health Research Centre, and Herston Imaging Research Facility, located in inner north Brisbane
  • Gatton - located 87 kilometres west of Brisbane