UQ-UFV Collaborative Program - Information for UFV students

The University of Queensland and Universidade Federal de Vicosa (UFV), have established a collaborative program for PhD students. As highly ranked institutions, and research partners, the 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 joint supervision program will be enrolled in the program within the first 12 months of their enrolment/registration at the Home Institution.
  • Doctoral Candidates are required to spend a total of not less than 12 months at each of the Home Institution and the Host Institution during their candidature.
  • Doctoral Candidates are not charged tuition fees at the host, however other administrative fees may apply.
  • Progression, thesis supervision and examination will remain the principal responsibility of the home institution.


  • Applicants must be enrolled at UFV as PhD candidates and have support to participate in the program.
  • Candidates must agree to assign IP to UFV
  • Candidates must meet entry criteria at both institutions, including meet UQ’s English language proficiency requirements. If you are unable to provide test results please contact the research exchange representative listed below.
  • Candidates must have a supervisor at each institution.

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 UFV from the options avalialbe. 

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