Our centre provides an innovative, supportive and fun research training environment, where research students work alongside senior researchers. Our research training activities include:
- regular seminars
- masterclasses with visiting scholars
- reading groups
- an annual Robotic Vision Summer School that attracts PhD students from around the world
- exchanges and visiting fellowship opportunities with our partner organisations and partner universities nationally and internationally.
How to join us
Step 1. Choose a pathway
Your first step is to joining us as a research student is to choose your degree pathway. You can find out more about QUT’s research degree requirements, conditions and application details here:
Step 2. Explore our topic areas
You can choose from research topics relating to our five key programs:
- Perception and localisation
- Visual learning
- Decision and control
- Physical interaction
- Human interaction.
Step 3. Explore scholarship opportunities
PhD scholarships are available to competitive applicants with excellent academic track records through QUT’s Annual scholarship round.
Step 4. Let us know you’re interested
Due to the volume of PhD enquiries we receive, we have a streamlined process for expressing your interest to study with us.
If you haven’t already, you can send us your CV using the contact form below – that’s all you need to do at this stage.
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.
If we follow up with you, that is the time at which we can engage in more detailed discussion about eligibility, timing, application processes etc…
Submit your CV
Step 5. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via the QUT website
If we have a suitable PhD opening for you, we will ask that you complete an EOI via StudyLink (the QUT online research application portal).
The EOI asks you to outline your research interests and experience, and academic results. You will also need to provide personal information and brief details about your research project (no more than 100 words per item) including:
- project objectives
- overview of research topic
- proposed methods
- potential for industry engagement (if relevant)
- previous research experience
- alignment to QUT research priorities
Once your completed EOI is received, a determination will then be made as to whether there is supervisory capacity to support your research. If your application is supported and you are eligible for entry into your chosen course, you will then receive a formal invitation to apply. Upon receipt of this invitation you may then prepare and submit a formal application to QUT. Visit our FAQ’s if you need help completing the form.
Step 6. Develop your Research Proposal and submit along with your application
Using the SEF research proposal template, work with your nominated supervisor to align your proposal with the established discipline requirements. Your research proposal should be a maximum of 2 to 3 pages in length and needs to be submitted as a part of your formal application. You should expect to hear back within 6-8 weeks of submitting your application.