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PhD Scholarship - The biodiversity and co-benefits of silvopastoral systems in sub-tropical Australia

Queensland, Australia

Award value

A$28,854.00 (Rs16,00,333)


Funding type

Fee waiver/discount



Contact expert


Study level


About this scholarship

Awarding Institution

University of the Sunshine Coast

Number of awards

Not specified

What does this scholarship cover?

  • Tuition fees

More details on the scholarship

AUD $28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free, paid in fortnightly instalments.

Entry requirements


All International


Applicable to all genders

Delivery mode

In Person

Selection approach

All eligible students

Study mode

Full Time

Intake year

All intakes

Other criteria

Mature students

Course subject and study level you are applying for

Subject area(s)*

Applied and Pure Sciences

Study level


Subject area(s)*

Architecture and Construction

Study level


Other eligibility requirements


  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience

Selection criteria

Standard Criteria

Criterion 1: Academic Achievement
Criterion 2: Research Capability 

Project Specific Criteria

Criterion 3: Skill/knowledge of animal and plant biodiversity and natural resource management
Criterion 4: Strong written and oral communication skills
Criterion 5: Willingness to undertake field work in remote locations

How to apply

Application process

You need to apply separately for this scholarship

Application details (from the awarding institution)

This will be a two-stage application process:

Stage 1 - Expression of Interest:

Download and complete the USC Research Scholarship (USCRS) application form.
Email an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the contact person and attach:

  • USCRS application form
  • Cover letter
  • CV 

The scholarship panel will review the EOI. If shortlisted, you will be invited for interview.
The preferred applicant will then be invited to formally apply for HDR program and Scholarship.

Stage 2 - Formal application (only if you have been invited to apply)

Read the important information on How to Apply for a HDR Program at USC.
Submit your USCRS application form as a supporting document when submitting your HDR Program application.

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