QUEX PhD Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Travel Scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value $28,597 per annum tax-free (2021 rate), indexed annually, tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (where applicable). A travel grant of AUD $8,500 per annum, and a training grant of AUD $3,000 are also available over the program.
Opening date 6 April 2021
Closing date 24 May 2021


The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the recently launched QUEX Institute. The joint PhD programme provides a fantastic opportunity for the most talented doctoral students to work closely with world class research groups and benefit from the combined expertise and facilities offered at the two institutions. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend, travel funds and Research Training Support Grants to the successful applicants.

Fully-funded scholarships are available for the best applicants. This select group will have the chance to study in the UK and Australia, and will graduate with a joint degree from The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter.

UQ-based projects     Exeter-based projects


In addition to the above criteria, this scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and International students who are currently in Australia at the time of application. International applicants outside of Australia are able to apply but must be onshore at The University of Queensland at the time of their commencement, or if Australia's borders are still closed an Exeter commencement may be considered.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for a specific project under this 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:

Collaborative Study:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is collaborative’
  2. Select ‘QUEX Institute Joint PhD’ from the options available

Scholarship Funding:

  1. Select “I am applying for, or have been awarded, a scholarship or sponsorship”
  2. Select ‘ QUEX Institute PhD Scholarships’ from the options available

See an example of what you have to do (JPG, 119.1 KB)

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

Please list Research Quarter 1, 2022 as your commencement Research Quarter in your application

For help with the online application process, contact a Higher Degree by Research Liaison Officer (HLO) in your proposed school or institute.


Selection criteria

Seeking applicants with a strong academic background and research track record.

Applications are closed.


Graduate School
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships. Admission is governed by the UQ Higher Degree by Research Admission policy.

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.

Students must be willing to undertake part of their study at both institutions (a minimum of 1 year at the host). 

If you are awarded a scholarship after commencement there will be no retrospective payments of this scholarship.

Applications are closed.