Applicants may be able to apply for UQ merit-based scholarships. There are two scholarship rounds per year for both domestic and international candidates. Financial assistance may include:

To be considered in the next available scholarship round, you must be nominated by QBI, and assessed as ‘eligible for admission and scholarship’ by the UQ Graduate School by the relevant date.

Full information about these schemes can be found at the UQ Graduate School website and at the full UQ Research Scholarships policy.  

Please note that scholarships are extremely competitive, especially for international students. In general, successful international applicants have highly relevant and recent degrees, outstanding grades, and at least one or two publications in internationally recognised journals.

Students might also wish to apply for scholarships such as the Endeavour Postgraduate Award, or other external scholarships from their home countries and/or industry. QBI may be able to request a tuition fee offset scholarship for international applicants who secure external funding to the value of the Australian Government Research Training Program.

Information on other postgraduate scholarships, both international and domestic, may be obtained from the UQ Scholarships website, and from The Good Universities Guide, ‘Scholarships in Australia’ page.

Top Up Scholarships

QBI offers top-up scholarships to students who successfully secure a fully-funded scholarship and are enrolled in the PhD or MPhil program through QBI. Top-ups are currently worth up to $5000 per annum for a maximum of 3.5 years for PhD or 2 years for MPhil students.

Current QBI Lab Group PhD Position/Scholarship Advertisements

PhD Studentship in Neurogenomics

The newly established Faulkner Lab Group at QBI is inviting expressions of interest from outstanding and enthusiastic, international and Australian, science graduates ideally with a background in neuroscience, genetics or other relevant scientific discipline to apply for this position. For more detailed information about the position; admission criteria; scholarships; and how to apply, please visit the UQ Jobs website.

Travel Support

Travel support is available to higher degree by research students, from QBI and the UQ Graduate School.

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