Manage your candidature

Visit my.UQ's HDR information and services pages to access advice, resources and links to:

  • candidature management system and portal guides
  • progress review completion guides
  • thesis preparation, submission and examination advice and guidelines
  • scholarships and fees information
  • student support advice
  • careers advice and resources.

Alternatively, visit UQ's Graduate School website for comprehensive career development support.

Talk to your academic advisor

Contact your academic advisor for advice about course selection as you progress through your degree.

Check your HDR program milestones

Find School administrative advice about your HDR program progress reviews.

Apply for travel

Apply for travel approval and/or funding to attend a conference. Before you complete the online form, you will need to:

  • Seek approval from your Principal Advisor via email. The email approval should be attached to the online application.
  • Complete a domestic or international travel declaration (domestic declaration must also be signed by your Principal Advisor). 
  • Complete an international travel business case If the conference is overseas. The form must be signed by your Principal Advisor in the Supervisor section, and then the DHDR (Holger Baumgardt) in the Manager section.

Once approved, students will need complete the Student Funds Acceptance (DOCX, 20.3 KB) form.

More details from the Graduate School regarding travel are available here. SMP HDR students are being asked to use the staff process for travel approval (with the caveats outlined in the HDR Travel Site). All questions should be sent to

More details are available at UQ's  Career and employability web pages.

UQ's travel resources page may also be useful.

All HDR students who travel need to lodge a remote request via myUQ.

HDR students who intend to be away from campus for at least a whole research quarter (most commonly in cases of field work) should also ensure they register as remote for their period of travel by submitting a request for approval in advance to the Dean, Graduate School (via my.UQ) 

Contact us

Email the student support team for more information, call (07) 3446 0503, or book an appointment online (students only).