Milestone process

UQ’s milestone process is designed to provide you with an opportunity to articulate your research to your colleagues and receive feedback and guidance.

The process has three stages – Confirmation, Mid-candiature Review, and Thesis Review: 

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

The entire process is designed to help you to successfully plan and write your thesis within three to four years (PhD) or one to two years (MPhil).

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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Extension of Milestone

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Attainment of Milestone

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PhD candidates may be eligible to apply for a scholarship extension within the Research Training Scheme funding period. MPhil candidates may not apply for a scholarship extension.

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Scholarship extension