Higher Degree by Research scholarship: High Temperature Processing of Materials


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value MPhil: $30,000 per annum, for up to 2 years. PhD: $30,000 per annum, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 4 December 2019
Closing date 1 January 2020


A number of projects have been supported by Australian Research Council and industry in the fields of ironmaking, steelmaking and material processing. The successful candidates will be working in one of these projects using the advanced research techniques developed by the supervisors. High temperature experiments and modern analytical techniques such as SEM, EPMA, TEM and XRD will be used to undertake high quality research. The successful candidates will have opportunity to attend conferences and visit industrial partners to present their research.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’.
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select the appropriate scholarship type, or select ‘other’ and type in ‘HighTempin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Selection criteria


The successful candidate should have a four-year bachelor (Honours) or Master degree in metallurgy, materials, chemical engineering, chemistry or related fields. The requirements of admission to a Research Higher Degree at UQ are described at https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/uq-research-degrees. This includes evidence of one of the following:

  • A bachelor's degree with honours class IIB 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 honours IIA will be considered for PhD entry on a case by case basis.

English language proficiency requirements apply to the international applicants.


  • Demonstrated knowledge in metallurgical engineering or materials science
  • Demonstrated skills in working at high temperature processing or related labs
  • Working experience with relevant industry.
Applications are closed.


Professor Baojun Zhao
+61 7 3365 3661
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.