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International PhD Stipend Scholarship

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is offering a number of International PhD Stipend Scholarships for international students studying, or commencing the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2018. Applications in all areas of research are welcome. Find your research topic or find and connect with your supervisor helps you match your areas of interest with world-class research opportunities at USQ.

The information on this page is subject to change.


The International PhD Stipend Scholarship provides a stipend (living allowance), normally valued at $30,000 per annum. Scholarship payments are tax-free.

The maximum period of the award is three years. Periods of study already undertaken towards the program will be deducted from the period of tenure.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or equivalent level;
  • be eligible to be enrolled full-time on-campus in the PhD program at USQ; 
  • must have applied for enrolment, or currently enrolled in the PhD at USQ;
  • be an international student, not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident;
  • not have previously held an Australian Government funded higher degree by research scholarship;
  • not be a sponsored student receiving similar funding from their Government, or other organisations;
  • commence the program in 2018.


Applications including all supporting documentation must be received by the closing date.
Scholarships are not transferable to other students in any circumstances.
The scholarship will be forfeited if the recipient cancels his or her enrolment in the program, or fails to enrol.
Subject to student visa conditions, a student is permitted to undertake paid work but this must not interfere with the student's study program.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, previous research outputs, research experience, the record of the proposed supervisory team, the quality of the research proposal, and alignment with the University's research priorities.

How to apply

Scholarship applications are separate from the Admission application process, the Office of Research Graduate Studies (ORGS) recommend applicants commence the admission process.

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must scan and forward as one PDF attachment the following documentation by email to will receive an acknowledged of receipt email within 2 working days. (Note no other email address is to be used for the submission of an International PhD Stipend Scholarship).; 

  • an International PhD Scholarship Application form (DOCX 84KB);
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a Preliminary Research Thesis Topic Proposal (DOC 78KB)If applying for a thesis topic identified via the USQ website, please provide evidence of preliminary discussions with the thesis supervisory team; 
  • education qualifications (testamur and academic transcripts for all undergraduate and postgraduate awards);
  • a list of any research presentations and/or publications;
  • documentation confirming citizenship;
  • provide evidence of English language proficiency by supplying one of the approved language tests, (IELTS or TOEFL) or evidence you have studied for a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent, within the last five years at a recognised institution in a country on the English Speaking Country List.

Closing date

Application closed.

Further information

Further information about this scholarship available from the ORGS