UQ’s milestone process is designed to provide you with an opportunity to articulate your research to your colleagues and receive feedback and guidance. This three-stage process helps you to successfully complete your program within three to four years (PhD) or one to two years (MPhil). 

  MPhil PhD
Confirmation 6 months 12 months
Mid-candidature 12 months 24 months
Thesis Review 18 months 36 months

Milestone requirements vary by enrolling unit, but at a minimum usually involve a written report and presentation. Please refer to your enrolling unit for more information. See section 5 of the HDR Progression and Development Procedures for information about milestones.

Please note, a milestone extension does not automatically extend your scholarship. You should apply separately for a scholarship extension if it is needed.

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Attainment of Milestone