UQ-Emory Collaborative Program for Emory University students

The University of Queensland and Emory University, USA, have established a collaborative program for PhD students. As highly ranked institutions, and research partners, the exchange program aims to strengthen research linkages and provide opportunities for PhD students from each university to extend and enhance their graduate research work.

Key Program Details

  • Doctoral candidates participating in the research exchange will be enrolled at UQ for stays of 3 - 12 months. 
  • Collaborative program candidates are not charged tuition fees, however other administrative fees may apply.
  • Candidates will have supervision at UQ and, for the period of the visit, access to the library, laboratory, and other resources comparable to locally-enrolled doctoral candidates.
  • Candidate's progression, thesis supervision and examination will remain the principal responsibility of the home institution.
  • At the completion of the program, candidates will be provided with a joint Emory University-UQ certificate confirming their participation in the program, but will not be awarded a joint/double degree or academic transcript. 


The Emory University-UQ Collaborative Program is open to Emory University doctoral candidates from all disciplines. In order to be eligible for the program the applicant must: 

  • be currently enrolled as a PhD student at an institution with which UQ has a Research Exchange Agreement,
  • have the approval/support from the Emory University supervisor
  • have found a supervisor at UQ 
  • have attained the equivalent of UQ’s confirmation milestone (at least 12 months in to the program)
  • meet UQ’s English language proficiency requirements. If you are unable to provide test results please contact the research exchange representative listed below.

How to apply

You should contact one of UQ's Schools/Institutes to discuss your interest in participating in the joint supervision program and determine if there is a suitable advisor for you.

Once the School/Institute invites you to apply, you will need to apply online. When prompted in the online application, please ensure you select "My higher degree is collaborative" and select DTU from the options avalialbe. 

Upon approval of the application, the UQ Graduate School will issue an offer letter and package.