PhDs and Masters

Our Centre provides an innovative, supportive and fun research training environment, where research students work alongside senior researchers in a well-equipped purpose-built lab environment.

Our research training activities include:

  • internal and external seminars
  • masterclasses with visiting scholars
  • reading groups
  • developmental workshops
  • access to significant formal and informal mentoring opportunities
  • exchanges and visiting fellowship opportunities with our partner organisations and partner universities nationally and internationally.
  • industry and government project opportunities

Step 1. Explore our topic areas and identify a supervisor

You can view the current PhD opportunities and topics relating to our five research programs here or view by program below:

Program PhD Topics
Visual learning and understanding VLU Topics
Decision and control DC Topics
Physical interaction PI Topics
Perception and localisation PL Topics
Human interaction HI Topics

Once you have picked a topic and a supervisor please email them and get their support for your application, before moving onto Step 2.

Step 2. Applying to study

For Domestic Students –

You’ll need to:

If successful, you’ll receive an invitation to submit your final application. It usually takes between 6 to 8 weeks from submitting your EOI until you receive your admission outcome.

For International Students –

You’ll need to:

If successful, you’ll receive an invitation to submit your final application. It usually takes between 6 to 8 weeks from submitting your EOI until you receive your admission outcome.

 

Step 3. Applying for a scholarship

There are broad categories of scholarships you are eligible for:

1) Supervisor / grant-provided scholarships: these are scholarships associated with specific projects or grants. Supervisors you talk to will advise you as to whether they have any of these available. A somewhat up to date list of specific PhD Scholarship opportunities is here here.

2) QUT Provided Scholarships: these are scholarships provided by the university. The QUT Annual Scholarship round (ASR) is currently open. If you are applying during the ASR you can note in your application which scholarships you’d like to be considered for. Please see Applying for a Scholarship.

In the annual scholarship round, QUT offers these centrally-funded scholarships:

Step 4. What happens next?

QUT will take up to approximately six to eight weeks to process your Expression of Interest (EOI) and final application, if you’ve submitted all the necessary documentation.

If your final application is successful, we’ll send you your offer directly, or to your agent if you used one.

If you apply during a QUT scholarship round, processing your application may take longer. Find outcome dates for rounds when applying for a research scholarship.

 

Need more information?

For more information please contact Ilana, Centre Manager. QUT Centre for Robotics – ilana.bolingford@qut.edu.au