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Master (Biostatistics)

 2 years
 full time
 Course Based

Field of Study

$ 28,041 

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Program Description

  • The University of Queensland offers a Master of Biostatistics for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an online, postgraduate coursework program offered on a part-time basis only.
  • The Master of Biostatistics teaches the specialized application of statistics, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation, to the field of health.
  • Students have to study a series of core courses, which cover topics including the principles and methods of epidemiology, and statistical methods such as data management, linear models, and analysis of experiments.
  • The program consists of a total number of 16-course units to complete in order to graduate.
  • Students have to complete a range of advanced courses that will extend their understanding of complex statistical analysis and also complete either a biostatistics research project or a larger thesis.
  • The course content is delivered through online modules and students will learn with other students in an e-learning community, with input from experts during online tutorials.
  • Students will need a sound understanding of mathematical concepts to complete this program.
  • Depending on the student’s choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Biostatistics at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:
    • Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics (8-course units)
    • Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics (16-course units)
  • Graduates of the Master of Biostatistics have an advanced understanding of the principles, theories, and techniques relevant to biostatistical methods and epidemiology, and their application to health and medical research.
  • Scholarships are available to international students, including postgraduate coursework scholarships offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organizations.
  • The Biostatistics program of the School of Public Health ranks number one in the Asia Pacific for Public Health. 
  • UQ ranks 30th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • The department of academics has worked on major health projects with partners including the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard University, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
  • Job opportunities after the Master of Biostatistics are Investment analysts, Market researchers, etc and the average salary goes up to 56,920 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 56,082 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Semester1 (Deadline - Feb 24)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a 4-year bachelor's (Honours) degree with a major in statistics from a recognized university.
  • Students lacking with this qualification may be eligible for the 24 course-unit biostatistics part-time program.
  • The minimum GPA considered for admission into this program is 4.0 on a 7 point scale.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree from a recognized institution with a GPA of 4.0 (60%) on a 7 point scale.

Submission of GRE scores is required for this program, the recommended GRE score is 300+ for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements or awards, publications, relevant work or volunteer experience.
  • UQ Online Applications: Students have to fill an online application to take admission.
  • Academic Transcripts: Students have to provide full academic transcripts that contain student’s unit results.
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE): It is an official document issued to international students by universities in Australia. It confirms that students have accepted a place in a course, and have paid tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover premium (OSHC).
  • Employment confirmation: A signed official letter or statement on company letterhead from student employer or organization confirming the dates and type of student employment.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of the student’s strengths and any work experience and/or education that they have.
  • Supplementary documents: Students may be required to provide additional information with the application, depending on which Curtin University course they choose.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL other recognized English test results.

Application Deadline

Feb 24

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$28041$28041

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing (on-campus)$ 21,360
Housing (off-campus)$ 14,568


Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #51/ 500

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
HASS Scholarship for Excellence - India $6,872 Yes N/A
UQ India Global Leaders Scholarship Variable Yes 30 May, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Australian Government Research Training Program Variable Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study


An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia. Students can apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500) after receiving a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from UQ. Visa applications can be submitted online through the Department of Home Affairs. There are different types of visa such as:

  • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution. Generally, if students are studying for more than 3 months, they will need a Student Visa. 
  • Visitor Visa: If students are studying for 3 months or less, there are Visitor Visa options. Students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa then they may be able to get a Working Holiday Visa which allows studying for 4 months.
  • Working Holiday Visa: It gives young people between the ages of 18 and 30 (and in some cases between the ages of 18 and 35) the opportunity to enjoy working holidays for up to 36 months.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after completing the student’s studies.
  • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If a student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
  • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 
  • If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
  • To apply for Student Visa, students will need the following documentation:
    • A copy of the offer letter
    • Valid Passport
    • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
    • A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
    • The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Work Study

Australia is a great place to work as an international student. Students may choose to work while studying

  • Student Visa allows international students to work part-time while pursuing their full-time degree courses.
  • The student visa allows students to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (two-week period) during university semesters.
  • Student visa holders can work full-time hours during vacations.
  • Casual or part-time work is a great way to provide students with an income while they are studying. 
  • The wage depends on the type of work and the age of the students.

Career and Placement after Course

The career opportunities are:

  • Actuarial analyst.
  • Actuary.
  • Civil Service fast streamer.
  • Data analyst.
  • Data scientist.
  • Financial risk analyst.
  • Investment analyst.
  • Market researcher.

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