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The Office of Research Graduate Studies (ORGS) plays an important role within the University's research environment by providing high standards of graduate research administration that contributes to the successful learning outcomes for its Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.

The ORGS provides a wide range of support services including: 

  • advice on how to apply for an HDR program
  • management of application for HDR admissions
  • confirmation of candidature processes
  • monitoring of enrolment
  • management and provision of information on research scholarships
  • management of student progression within an HDR program including biannual progress reporting
  • management of the examination of theses.

How to contact the Office of Research Graduate Studies


Office hours are 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday

Current students - 

Future students -  

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USQ Toowoomba

Level 3, S Block

West Street, University of Southern Queensland

Toowoomba Qld 4350

Connect with other Higher Degree by Research students

Visit our facebook page (closed group for enrolled USQ HDR students).

There is also the opportunity to become part of the Postgraduate Research Student Society. This is a group of postgraduate research students who come together to network, exchange ideas, inspire one another and share their challenges with the overall objective to enrich their research experience. For further information please email