The Master of Conservation Biology is an investment in your future career. Fees are set for international and domestic students. The School of Biological Sciences charges no additional fees on top of this investment; all fieldtrips and associated travel/accommodation and catering are included in what you will pay.

For information on fees for Australian residents and international students, go to the fees calculator.
Note: All tuition fees are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to change.


Domestic Students

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for domestic students enrolled in both the Master of Conservation and Master of Conservation Sciences programs. All students will be considered for a place and the selection of the successful recipients will be merit-based and made by the Head of School in consultation with the Program Coordinator.  Please contact biology.enquiries@uq.edu.au if you have any further questions.

Commonwealth Government student income support program - the Master of Conservation Biology has been approved by the Commonwealth Government to be included in the student income support program. This means that students can enrol full-time and apply to receive Austudy payments to support their living expenses.

International Scholarship in Conservation Biology

The School of Biological Sciences is offering Scholarships up to $10,000 AUD to international students who apply and are accepted to the Master of Conservation Biology. International applicants are required to complete the School of Biological Sciences International Scholarship in Conservation Biology application form. The deadline for this application is 28 April in the year of commencement.

International scholarship selection process

  • The selection of the successful recipients is made by the Head of School in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
  • The value of the scholarship will be set annually by the Head of School and may vary from year to year.

  • The scholarship will be for the duration of the program (12 months) and will be paid in two instalments which will be used to reduce the student’s fee liability. If the student withdraws from the program before completion the student may be required to repay the amount of the scholarship

  • The eligible applicants will be ranked in order of merit based on academic performance and any other evidence that the Head of School considers to be relevant.

  • To be eligible for a scholarship, the student must have received and accepted the unconditional offer of admission into the programachieved and achieved an overall GPA greater than 5 in their undergraduate program (students with a GPA under 5 are ineligible for consideration in the scholarship round).

  • If a student defers their commencement date, the scholarship offer is no longer valid. The Scholarship cannot be transferred and is only valid in the year in which it is offered.