2021 PhD and scholarship application information!

QUT’s annual PhD application and scholarship round is now open!  Submit your CV here to start the process.


The QUT Centre for Robotics (QCR) provides an innovative, supportive and fun research training environment, where Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students work alongside senior researchers.

Our research training activities include:

  • Regular seminars
  • Masterclasses with visiting scholars
  • Reading groups
  • An annual Robotic Vision Summer School attracting PhD students from around the world
  • Exchanges and visiting fellowship opportunities with QCR’s partner organisations and partner universities nationally and internationally

How to join us

You can join us as Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student by studying a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

PhD Scholarships are available to competitive applicants with excellent academic track records through QUT’s Annual Scholarship Round.   Details can be found here: https://www.qut.edu.au/research/annual-scholarship-round 

Current Topic Areas

Our research is focused on the five programs below.  Please select those you are interested in to find out about topics in each program:

Due to the volume of enquiries we receive, we have a streamlined process for expressing your interest in a PhD at QUT Robotics.   QCR require prospective candidates to submit an EOI via the form below.  If we want to progress your application, we will follow up with details on how to submit a formal expression of interest.

Please note, to ensure consideration in the annual scholarship round, this must be submitted by 11:59pm AEST on 20 September 2020.  Applicants who are invited to submit an application will then have until 11:59pm AEST on 30 October 2020 to submit their application.

Applicants who have already applied for admission and indicated that they wish to be considered in the annual scholarship round will be automatically included.

Current students can find scholarship application advice here

If you haven’t already, please send your CV / resume using the form below outlining the program (see below) and supervisor of interest – that’s all you need to do at this stage.

    Please select which research program you are interested in. Further details can be found above:

    If you don’t hear from us, you can assume that we don’t currently have any suitable PhD openings, or that we do not have a suitable potential PhD position for you. This applies whether this is an unsolicited application or whether you are responding to a specific call for PhD applications.

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