This year celebrates the 12th year of the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) at The University of Queensland (UQ).  


The winner of the UQ Final will also represent UQ at the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition.

Wildcard Competition - 28 August

The 2019 UQ 3MT Wildcard Competition will be held on Wednesday 28 August and will bring together the People's Choice winners, representing each of UQ's 6 Faculties and Combined-Institute 3MT Final competitions.

Date: Wednesday 28 August
Time: 1:45pm registration for a 2:00pm start, competition concludes at 3:00pm
Venue: Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium (701), Level 7 QBI Building (79), St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland


Final - Customs House Event - 18 September

The 2019 UQ 3MT Final will be held on the evening of Wednesday 18 September and will bring together 8 finalists, representing each of UQ's 6 Faculties, the winner of the Combined-Institute competition and a Wildcard entrant.

Date: Wednesday 18 September
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Customs House (attendance by invitation only)

This event will be livestreamed - further details will be provided closer to the event.  


Final - Livestream Event - 18 September

A special livestreaming event of the 2019 UQ 3MT Final will be held to enable participation by more UQ students.

Date: Wednesday 18 September
Time: 5:30pm registration for a 6pm start - event concludes at 8:30pm
Venue: The Red Room, Level 2 Union Building (21), St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland


Information & resources for UQ competitors


Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT competitions at all levels, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition. Graduates are not eligible.

Please note: MPhil and pre-confirmation PhD candidates who are active in program are still eligible to participate in the UQ 3MT competition up to Faculty/Institute finals but cannot advance to the UQ 3MT Final. 


Resources for UQ Competitors are available via the below links:

Past UQ 3MT finalists can be viewed here.

Competitor Registration

To register as a competitor for the 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition please complete this form. Your 3MT Event Coordinator will contact you to confirm your participation and provide additional details about your schools 3MT competition.

3MT HDR Information Session

Are you a UQ HDR student curious about participating in the Three Minute Thesis Competition? If yes, then register to attend the 3MT HDR Information Session, where eligibility, presentation preparation and details of the competition will be discussed. Come and find out what it’s all about!