At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
International student
Award value:
A living stipend of $27,082 (2018) and tuition fees. A travel grant of AUD $8,500 per annum, and a training grant of AUD $3,000 are also available over the three year program
Applications open: 
9 August 2017
Applications close: 
11 September 2017
  • Eligibility

    Please note that over 350 applications have been received. It may take some time before you are notified of the outcome of this scholarship program.

    Successful applicants will have a strong academic background and track record to undertake research projects based in one of the three themes of:  Physical Activity and Nutrition; Healthy Ageing; and Environmental Sustainability.  

    To be eligible you must:

    • Be studying full-time and onshore in Australia or the UK once enrolled. 
    • Be nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ.
    • Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the research higher degree program.
    • Not hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking.
    • Not be receiving a living allowance award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the research higher degree program.
    • Not be receiving a Commonwealth funded tuition fee scholarship.

    For more information about the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ, please visit the Graduate School's website.

    See the terms and conditions for more information.

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.