At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
International student
Award value:
Living allowance of $26,682 per annum (2017 rate), indexed annually. A top-up of $5,000 per annum may also be available.
Applications open: 
20 March 2017
Applications close: 
16 June 2017
  • Eligibility

    Expressions of Interest are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic international and Australian science graduates ideally with a background in clinical exercise physiology, exercise science, physiotherapy or other relevant scientific disciplines. Candidates will have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent and should be eligible for UQ scholarship consideration.  Some expertise in exercise interventions and exercise prescription, particularly in an elderly population would be helpful. Further skills that will be highly considered include health and fitness measurements, physical activity measurement, exercise stress testing experience, blood sampling and biochemical skills. Candidates will have strong communication skills, be an excellent team player and be highly committed to developing their skills as a researcher. Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the University of Queensland, including English language requirements, and demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research. Demonstration of research ability through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is desirable.

    For further information on the Basis of Admission to a UQ research higher degree, please visit  Commencement of the PhD program is fixed to a specific period within the Research Quarter.  Successful applicants should be available to commence in the Research Quarter immediately after the relevant UQ scholarship round.