UQ-IITD Academy of Research Joint PhD program


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
Scholarship value The value varies depending on whether the student commences the PhD program at UQ or IITD.
Scholarship duration Up to 4 years


Through the UQIDAR joint-PhD program, you can receive a scholarship to study at two world-leading, research-intensive institutions – The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IITD) – on multidisciplinary projects.  Upon successful completion of the program, you will be offered a jointly awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from both UQ and IITD.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Global qualification in four years
  • Generous scholarship
  • World-class facilities and resources
  • Research ecosystem and network
  • Global expertise through joint supervision
  • Industry input

Available projects are grouped within five themes:

  1. Healthy ageing
  2. Feeding the world
  3. Resilient environment
  4. Technology for tomorrow
  5. Transforming societies

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There are two PhD pathways to consider: i-students and q-students.


Indian nationals and international applicants (with citizenship other than Australia), will be considered for admission as i-students. i-students will spend their first year of study at IITD before completing one year (or more) at UQ. They would then complete the remainder of their studies at IITD.


Australian domestic students will be considered for admission as q-students. q-students will spend their first year of study at UQ before completing one year (or more) at IITD.

Applicants must meet the following requirements for consideration for entry into the joint PhD program.

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Before you get started

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How to apply

Please refer to the 'How to apply' information on the UQIDAR website.

Selection criteria

Please refer to the 'Selection criteria' information on the UQIDAR website.


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