Applications for this PhD have now closed.
Location University of Technology Sydney, Graduate School of Health
App. deadline 31/03/2018
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

Physiotherapy PhD Research Scholarship

The aim of the project under this scholarship is to investigate how proprioceptive sensory information is affected by different conditions including pain and fatigue? One of the areas focussed by the Discipline is the study of how sensory input and output affects movement using non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation), in order to better understand bottom-up proprioceptive input and top-down sensory and motor output in healthy and clinical populations.

The applicant will be in a unique position to benefit from the integrated allied health environment of the GSH and research across the University. The applicant will be supported with a mix of research methods teaching and researcher development modules provided throughout the PhD program.

The full-time stipend rate associated with the scholarships is $27,082.00 per annum tax exempt. The total value of the scholarship is $81,246 over three years. It is available to all suitable domestic and international applicants.

Essential requirements

  • To be considered for the PhD, applicants must have:
    • Completed an honours degree; or
    • Completed a Master of Philosophy (research); or
    • Completed a Masters (at least two years) with a major research component (a thesis component of approximately 50 per cent of the degree and 20,000 words) at a distinction level
  • PhD applicants must also demonstrate their interest in physiotherapy research and their strong quantitative, analytical, and writing skills reflected in research output (i.e. peer reviewed publications)
  • PhD applicants may be exempt from having to demonstrate a completed Master of Philosophy or Masters with a major research component, if they can demonstrate equivalence via their research-intensive undergraduate degree and/or capacity to undertake


Expression of Interest

  • To be considered for this opportunity, please register your Expression of Interest (EOI) directly by submitting an application through UTS’ website

You will be required to submit a full application which includes all the information listed below and any other information as listed on the website, as well as satisfy entry requirements.

  • A personal statement (750 words maximum) outlining your suitability for undertaking a PhD, what you hope to achieve from your research, and your research experience to date
  • Academic curriculum vitae
  • Official academic transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate), including master’s thesis results (if applicable)
  • Evidence of research output (peer reviewed publications) demonstrating your capacity to undertake independent research (if applicable)
  • Proof of English proficiency (if not having completed a minimum of 5 years study in Australia)
  • Written references to include contact details for suitable academic referees (two required).
  • Evidence of prizes, scholarships, and awards (certificates, statements of award)
  • Independent research through publications in peer reviewed journals

To apply or find out more visit

Expressions of interest are due by 31 March 2018.

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