2022 International PhD Scholarships
are now open

2022 ROUND IS NOW OPEN

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is a world-leading translational research institute focused on cancer, infectious and inflammation, mental health and neuroscience and population health.

Our students are provided with state-of-the-art facilities, world-class supervision, mentoring, professional development training, additional financial support (competitively awarded stipend top-ups, travel awards), and a network of over 170 peers via our Student Society.

There are many exciting new postgraduate research projects on offer.

VIEW 2022 STUDENT PROJECTS

WHAT IS THE SCHOLARSHIP?

QIMR Berghofer is offering a limited number of PhD scholarships for top international PhD applicants. This scholarship will provide the following:

  • A living allowance of approximately $28,854 per year (2022 rate, tax-exempt) for a period of three years and six months.
  • We will cover the costs of overseas health cover insurance for a single person for the period of your visa.
  • If you are an international student, QIMR Berghofer will nominate you for a tuition fee scholarship from your chosen university.

QIMR Berghofer PhD scholarships are highly competitive and the academic standards listed below are the minimum requirements. Successful applicants are likely to have additional research experience, publications, and have presented their work at one or more national or international conferences.

You must be able to take up this scholarship by 31 July 2023.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for assessment you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Academic qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree with Honours Class I (typically involving a substantial research project) or MPhil degree.
    • A coursework Master’s degree with a research component of at least 25 % of an academic year and an overall grade point average equivalent to ≥5.5 on a 7-point scale.
  • Unless you have completed a recent degree at an approved University where the degree was taught in English, you will need a demonstrated and assessed proficiency in English. Your test results will be no older than 31 July 2021. Minimum requirements are:
    • IELTS (Academic module) Minimum overall score of 6.5 and score ≥6.0 in every sub-band; OR
    • iTOEFL Minimum overall score of 87 and 21 in written, and 19 in each of reading, listening & speaking.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP 1

Ensure you meet the required eligibility criteria.

STEP 2

Check the student projects page and identify a project you are interested in and confirm that you meet any requirements for the project. Then contact the potential supervisor with your CV and academic transcripts and request an interview.

STEP 3

Complete an expression of interest form (EOI). Fill out one EOI per project. You cannot apply for more than three projects.

Please provide these documents as part of your EOI application:

  • Your academic transcript for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (you must provide the official grading guides);
  • Academic CV
  • English Proficiency results (you must provide proof of the minimum requirements before 30 August 2022)
  • Contact three referees and have them provide reports. The reports can be submitted with your application or directly to Graduateeducation@qimrberghofer.edu.au before the deadline of 30 August 2022. We will not contact your referees on your behalf.

STEP 4

Email each EOI application as a single pdf to graduateeducation@qimrberghofer.edu.au EOIs that do not follow these instructions, or are incomplete will be ignored. Each application must contain supporting documents.

STEP 5

Wait for a response to your EOI.

CLOSING DATE

Closing date for submitting a complete EOI application is midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 30 August 2022. EOIs submitted after this date will be ineligible.

The QIMR Berghofer Higher Degrees Committee will review your application and will award a limited number of PhD Scholarships.

As a guide, your application is likely to take a minimum of four weeks to process and assess after the closing date.

IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL

  1. You will receive a formal written offer of scholarship via email.
  2. Submit a full admission application to QIMR Berghofer (by invitation only).
  3. Immediately submit an admission application to your chosen university (if you haven’t done so already).