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.

QBI Top-Up Scholarship

  • New PhD students commencing candidature based at QBI from mid-2018, and who have been awarded fully funded UQ scholarships, will also receive a QBI Top-Up Scholarship for the first 3-years of candidature (plus the first 6-month main stipend extension) so that a student’s annual stipend is no less than AUD$30,000 per year.  These top-ups will be fully funded by central Institute funding.
     
  • New PhD students commencing candidature based at QBI from mid-2018, and who have been awarded co-funded UQ scholarships, will also receive a QBI Top-Up Scholarship for the first 3-years of candidature (plus the first 6-month main stipend extension) so that a student’s annual stipend is no less than AUD$30,000 per year.  These top-ups will be provided by relevant QBI lab group funding.
     
  • New MPhil (standard research, and MPhil in neuroscience) students commencing candidature based at QBI from mid-2018, and who have been awarded fully funded UQ scholarships, will receive the annual base full-time Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate.
     
  • New MPhil (standard research, and MPhil in neuroscience) students commencing candidature based at QBI from mid-2018, and who have been awarded co-funded UQ scholarships, will receive the annual base full-time Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate.
     
  • Students are not required to individually apply for the QBI Top-Up Scholarships; the QBI Student Office will initiate the scholarship paperwork for processing in each student’s case and calculate the base top-up amount.  Top-Up Scholarships will be provided on a full-time enrolment basis unless a student has received UQ Graduate School approval to receive a scholarship on a part-time basis.  In such cases, and while the main part-time stipend applies, the QBI Top-Up Scholarship will be provided on part-time basis.
     
  • Students who receive external fully or co-funded living allowance and tuition fee scholarships will be considered for a QBI Top-Up Scholarship on a case-by-case basis, managed by the QBI Student Office and QBI Deputy Director (Operations).  Consideration will be given to scholarship duration; the annual living allowance amount (currency conversion completed if required) and whether this is at the base stipend rate, or above or below it, and if tuition fees are fully or partially covered. 
     
  • QBI lab group leaders may offer an extra lab funded top-up scholarship to students at their discretion and have available funding.
     
  • Students are welcome to apply on a competitive basis for any relevant top-up scholarships that are openly advertised.
     
  • The UQ and RTP Research Scholarships Policy applies to QBI / lab funded top-up scholarships.  Students can receive up to 75% of their main UQ living allowance stipend in other scholarship funding.

 

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

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