PhD Program Overview


Gateway PhD Program Overview

The iSchool’s faculty serve as co-supervisors of the cohort students and provide coordination of the Gateway PhD program. The PhD degree is granted by the partnering university, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and students in the program are enrolled at and pay tuition and fees to QUT.

Doctoral students can move through the Gateway PhD program on a part-time basis. The expected duration for completing the part-time PhD program is six years, including 24 months of provisional registration. However, the doctoral program is flexible and can be completed in a minimum of 48 months and a maximum of 96 months, including 24 months of provisional registration. Assessment for the doctoral award is based on a program of supervised research and investigation, culminating in a dissertation.

IMPORTANT: The Gateway PhD program is currently closed to new applicants for the coming year. We are updating our application procedures. Please fill out the Information Request Form if you would like to be notified when applications open.