Network and engage other international student leaders from across the country.

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) National Education Conference is about empowering international students and celebrating their contribution to the Australian community. The conference program has been planned with a focus to not only provide students with important information but also give them a platform so we can hear what they have to say on a range of different topics.

Event details

This conference is targeted towards international student representatives as well as Australian students who have a keen interest and dedication towards supporting and actively representing international student/education issues. Students attending this conference will have a chance to network and engage other international student leaders from across the country.

2017 conference dates are yet to be announced.

View the 2016 conference information

About CISA

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is the peak national student representative organisation for international students studying at the postgraduate, undergraduate, private college, TAFE, ELICOS and foundation level.

CISA are not aligned with any particular political party which allows them the freedom to openly and freely advance their position on issues for the betterment of all international students.


Each year, The UQ Student Employability Centre together with UQ International, the UQ Graduate School and the UQ Union fund up to eight selected students registration fee and travel grant to represent The University of Queensland at the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) National Education Conference.

Successful students will be offered student delegate registration to the value of $250 as well as a travel grant (amount TBC for 2017) which will contribute to flight and accommodation. Students will need to be able to fund the remaining costs including food and transfers.


To be eligible to apply for the CISA National Education Conference, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled UQ students- in a degree program at UQ (i.e. undergraduate, honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or coursework masters) or a confirmed RHD candidate, and remain enrolled for the duration of the conference
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least one full-time semester study and masters students must have completed one full-time semester or equivalent at the time of application
  • RHD candidates must be confirmed at the time of application
  • Be able to travel to the host destination on the selected dates and organise your own travel
  • Complete an activity report within four weeks of completing the program
  • Agree to be photographed and interviewed for promotional purposes

How to apply

Applications will open in 2017.

When applications open, you will be required to submit an online application via StudentHub, responding to a number of selection criteria and upload a Resume.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview at the UQ Student Employability Centre.

Application date

Applications for the next conference will reopen in 2017

Need more information

Please contact the Student Engagement Team on 3365 2929 or email