UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers.

By participating, you’ll be able to extend your knowledge of an area of interest and develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Research projects are available in most disciplines over the following vacation periods:

  • Summer: mid-November to mid-February, for 6 weeks
  • Winter: mid-June to mid-July, for 4 weeks

Participation is open to undergraduate, honours, or masters by coursework students, who have completed at least one year of study and are currently enrolled at the time of application.  

Engineering students may be able to count participation in the UQ Summer and Winter Research Programs towards their Professional Practice requirement.


Summer research projects

Relevant dates are as follows:

Applications open: 18 September 2023

Closing date for applications : 22 October 2023

Program officially commences: 8 January 2024

Program officially concludes: 16 February 2024

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Winter research projects

Relevant dates are as follows:

Applications open: 20 March 2023

Closing date for applications: 16 April 2023

Shortlising period: 17 April - 19 May 2023

Program officially commences: 26 June 2023
Welcome Event

Program officially concludes: 21 July 2023

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Eligibility, scholarships and applications

All information for applicants, including the application process, resources and scholarship details can be found on the Careers and Employability website.

Visit the UQ Summer and Winter Research Programs page for more information.

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General enquiries about the program should be directed to the UQ Student Employability Hub at employability@uq.edu.au.

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