Location University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

UTS Engineering and IT Domestic PhD Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are currently available, on both a competitive and project-specific basis, for the undertaking of full-time PhD research in key research areas within the Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Our PhD program offers at least three years of funding with a range of opportunities for undertaking professional development alongside a cutting-edge research project working with our world class researchers and research teams. One of our recent highlights has been the opening of a new research dedicated facility, the ‘Tech Lab,’ devoted to strengthening academic-industrial projects designed to increase the impact of our research.

Scholarships are tax-free and valued at $27,082 pa (indexed annually) for 3 years.

Top-up scholarships, up to a maximum value of $12,000pa (for 3 years), may also be allocated to exceptional candidates awarded competitive scholarships.

Engineering and IT at UTS offers students the opportunity to study in an exciting range of discipline areas.  Some examples of areas of our research strengths include:

  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Audio, Acoustics and Vibration Technologies
  • Autonomous Systems/Robotics
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
  • Indigenous Technology Research and Development
  • Photonics and RF/Microwave Engineering
  • Quantum Software and Information
  • Water and Wastewater Technology

A PhD is a gateway to a range of roles in advanced engineering and IT and by studying at UTS you will develop the skills that will have a positive impact on your future career while at the same time offering the chance to develop solutions to real world problems.


Closing date for domestic PhD applicants apply by:
30 September 2018 -  for Autumn 2019 session (January-March 2019 commencement). Start 2019 by pushing at the boundaries of new knowledge!


Competitive scholarships:
Apply for admission and a competitive scholarship in one single application.   https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/research-degrees/applying-uts/how-apply

Project-specific scholarships:
Browse currently available project-specific scholarships at: www.uts.edu.au/feit-hdr-scholarships

  • Search for your preferred project or topic
  • Contact the relevant academic staff member
  • Apply for the scholarship 

PhD – Deep Tech Entrepreneurial Pathway:
The Faculty is also offering a limited number of scholarships for local students to undertake a PhD with a Deep Tech Entrepreneurial focus. This is an exclusive pathway for domestic students that are looking for an entrepreneurial career path.

In addition to the standard entry criteria, applications will be assessed on the basis of

(a) a proposal in an area of Deep Tech Innovation (aligned to one of the Faculty’s research strengths)

(b) technical capabilities and/or entrepreneurial experience and

(c) a pitch-style interview.

Aside from the annual stipend rate, successful applicants into the Deep Tech Entrepreneurial pathway will be allocated $20k towards consumables for their research project and will be eligible for a top-up scholarship, as well as mentoring from an experienced entrepreneur.

For further discussion about this exciting new initiative please contact: feithdr.scholarships@uts.edu.au for more information.

For information about any of the above application processes please contact: feithdr.scholarships@uts.edu.au

Please Note: Should this listing mention details of an available scholarship, it is your responsibility to confirm the specifics with the university / institute prior to applyiing. Terms and conditions are in some cases subject to change and are not always reflected immediately within listings.

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Prof David McGloin
+61 (02) 9514 2696

FEIT Scholarships