The Graduate Research School or GRS ensures consistent policy across all faculties in the administration of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs at JCU.

Prospective students who wish to apply for HDR candidature at JCU should visit the
Prospective Studentswebpage prior to making contact with the GRS.

Quick Links

Scholarship Opportunities for prospective and current HDR candidates

StatsHelp Program for access to qualified statisticians

Student Services & Amenities (SSA) Fee information and payment methods


eGRS for data storage and access to workshop materials, resources and recordings

CareerHub for self-managed workshop and event registrations

LearnJCU for access to GRS online modules and resources

Membership Lists

Register of Advisors for a list of accredited JCU HDR advisors

Associate Deans, Research Education


About the GRS

Guides, Handbooks and Brochures for HDR candidates and their advisors
Advisor of the Year Awards and Dean's List recipients

GRS Update for the latest and past editions of our e-newsletter

GRS flyer for information about the JCU Graduate Research School


JCU Research News

Read the latest JCU research news here, or visit the JCU News & Media website if you'd like to learn more about JCU's activities.

  • Work on barren soil may bear fruit
    Australian and Chinese scientists have made significant progress in determining what causes soil acidification – a discovery that could assist in turning back the clock on degraded croplands.
  • Women needed for research into post-menopause
    A JCU researcher is undertaking research into the exercise and lifestyle of post-menopausal women and is seeking participants for her study.
  • Lendlease to build JCU’s landmark ‘The Science Place’
    JCU’s landmark ‘The Science Place’ project is one step closer, with the announcement of the construction company that will build the $85 million joint teaching and research facility on the University’s Townsville campus.