Develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills with a research experience.

The UQ Winter Research Program provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. 

Research projects are available in many disciplines for between 4-6 weeks over the winter vacation period (from mid-June to mid-July).

1. Check your eligibility

The UQ Winter Research Program is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students, if you:

  • Are currently enrolled at UQ at the time of application;
  • Are studying for a degree relevant to the research discipline; and
  • Have a high level of academic achievement during your undergraduate degree.

All Winter Research placements are awarded competitively, and role allocation is decided by the faculty, school, research centre or institute where the research is undertaken. We strongly recommend that you contact your preferred supervisor before applying to discuss the project and ascertain if they will support your application.

All interested students must submit an application by the published closing date.


All selected Winter Research scholars will receive a Winter Research Scholarship valued at $1500.

Winter Research Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, motivation for participation in the program, and the enrolling units' nomination. To be eligible for the scholarship you will need to meet the following conditions:

  • Participate in the program between 25 June and 20 July 2018
  • Participate in the program for 4-6 weeks
  • Work on your project for between 20 and 36 hours per week

Please refer to the full eligibility and scholarship details in the UQ Winter Research Guidelines. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change.

Application date

Applications for the 2018 Winter Research Program will open on 5 March and close at 11:59pm on 3 April 2018. 

Late applications are not permitted.

Need more information

General enquiries about the program can be directed to the UQ Student Employability Centre at