School of Engineering and Information Technology

Research Scholarship Opportunities

Perth Campus, Murdoch University

Murdoch University has research opportunities available in the School of Engineering and Information Technology, for high-quality, motivated students interested in pursuing PHD level study. Based at the Perth campus in Western Australia, there are opportunities for both International and Domestic students. Murdoch University's School of Engineering and Information Technology is led by world-class academics with high standards in teaching and research, and strong ties to Industry. As a PHD student you will be supported by academic staff within the school and have opportunities to build relationships with related industries. You will also have access to a wide range of analytical equipment including ICP-MS, IRMS, DRIFT, EPR, X-ray diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Gas Chromatography, high quality laboratory infrastructure and lab to pilot-scale plants (e.g., RO desalination, Bayer Process, anaerobic digesters, wind turbines, PV panels).

To support international research students, a range of scholarship options are available to fund PHD projects:

Murdoch International Postgraduate Scholarship and the Research Training Program (International) provide a living expenses stipend of $26,682 per annum, tuition fee coverage, single health insurance cover, and a return international economy airfare. There are 23 scholarships available each year.

The International Tuition Fee Scholarship provides tuition fee coverage for up to 4 years for full-time international research students who have stipend cover from another source.

Joint Doctoral Degree by Research students are eligible to apply for the above scholarships to better facilitate joint degree arrangements in Europe, North America and other regions.

PHD projects are currently available in the following areas:

  • Geochemistry and mineralogy
  • Extractive metallurgy
  • Energy and Carbon studies
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Science and Engineering

Applicants will typically have a bachelor degree with first-class honours, or the equivalent, with satisfactory research preparation demonstrated. Applicants who have English as their second language will also need to demonstrate English Competency.

International scholarship applications close 30 September, 2017. To find out more about PHD opportunities and how to apply, please email, making sure to include your area of interest in the subject line.

posted: 12 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.