Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Business and Economics, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value Living stipend of $28,092 per annum tax free (2020 rate), indexed annually, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Scholarship duration 3 years with the possibility of two 6 month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 2 March 2020
Closing date 16 March 2020


In this collaborative two-PhD project between University of Queensland and Technical University of Denmark we aim at developing new and better adapted starter cultures (a combination of specific microorganisms) tailored for plant-based, dairy alternative, fermented products such as soy, almond, oat, and rice milk. These new starter cultures will be better at fermenting plant-based products compared to conventional milk-based starter cultures, since they have been designed for dairy and used for production of yogurt, cheese and sour cream for centuries.

Candidates will have an Advisor at UQ and at DTU, and spend time at each institution during their program.

Please contact Associate Professor Mark Turner for further information on the project.


To be eligible you must:

  • be nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ
  • be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program.
  • not be receiving a living allowance award, or scholarship providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the higher degree by research program.

Candidates with an Honours or Masters (or equivalent) degree in biochemistry, microbiology or food science are encouraged to apply.

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 collaborative’
    1. Then select UQ - Denmark Technical University Joint Supervision
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select select ‘other’; Research Project; and type in ‘DTU Scholarshipin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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

Applications are closed.


Associate Professor Mark Turner
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the UQ Research Scholarships terms and conditions.

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.

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

Applications are closed.