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UQ PhD Industry Placement Award

Enrolment status
Current UQ student
Student type
Domestic, International
Study level
Postgraduate research (HDR)
Study area
All study areas
Scholarship focus
Experiences and employability
Funding type
Financial award
Scholarship value
$8,400 (2024 rate, indexed annually)
Scholarship duration
One-off award
Number awarded
May vary

About this scholarship

If you meet the criteria of the UQ PhD Industry Placement Award you will be provided with the award payment upon successful completion of the placement.  You will also be considered for a tuition extension and thesis submission date extension up to a maximum of 3.75 years Full Time Equivalent at that time. 

Read the Placement Award FAQs


You're eligible if you:

  • are a UQ PhD candidate (full time or part time)
  • are on a living stipend managed by a sponsor external to UQ*, or not in receipt of any living stipend scholarship
  • have successfully completed a Graduate School coordinated PhD Industry Placement of at least 60 working days
  • worked with the Graduate School to plan and registered your intent to undertake a HDR Placement by submitting and having your project brief approved via myUQ within 18 months of commencement.

*4-year funded stipends are not eligible, such as industry funded.

How to apply

Undertake a HDR Placement as part of the Graduate School Industry Placement Program 

If you are receiving a living stipend scholarship from an organisation external to UQ please check with your sponsor prior to participating in a placement to gain their support. If you unsure you can contact us.