PhD Scholarships at University of Queensland in Australia, 2018


The new UQ Ph.D. scholarships are available on offer to support Category 1 project grants to study in Australia. Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens, International students And Nigerians are eligible to apply.  

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.)

Eligible Countries: Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens and International students are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Minimum qualifications: Subject to the approval of the Dean, UQ Graduate School, the University accepts qualifications equivalent to a UQ bachelor’s degree with honors class IIA or better, which is the standard basis of admission.This must include a relevant research component as described in the ‘Relevant Research Experience’ section of this site.
The minimum level of academic achievement: To meet the Graduate School admissions requirements for a Ph.D. you would need to provide evidence of one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree with honors class IIA or better from approved universities, which should include a relevant research component.
  • A research master’s degree
  • A coursework master’s degree and an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which should include a relevant research component.
  • A postgraduate degree of at least one year full-time equivalent with an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.0 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honors IIA will be considered for Ph.D. entry on a case by case basis.
  • A bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of documented relevant research experience, including research publications.

Method of Application: These scholarships are aligned with recently awarded Category 1 projects. After checking your eligibility, follow the three steps below to apply.

Step 1 – Browse the available projects at the link below. Email the Chief Investigator if you have any questions about the project, your suitability for the project, or the preferred educational background. If you are having difficulty contacting the Chief Investigator for a project, the School or Institute’s Postgraduate Admin Officer will be able to assist. Once you have decided on the project that is the best fit for you, continue to Step 2.

Step 2 – Prepare your application documentation.

Step 3 – Complete the Online Application (OLA). Please refer to this guide as it explains how to answer each question specifically for these scholarships.

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: December 31, 2019 (Please note there is no closing date for these scholarships. Once an applicant suitable for the project has been found, the project will be removed from the list. A link to the list of projects can be found in the ‘About the award’ section below