Aberdeen Curtin Alliance PhD Scholarship, Curtin University, Australia

Curtin University, AustraliaThe Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance was established in early 2017, combining 500 years of academic strength, history and tradition at Scotland’s University of Aberdeen with the ambition and innovation of the rapidly growing Curtin University, based in Perth, Western Australia. The alliance offers students the opportunity to undertake a collaborative PhD in projects across a broad range of focus areas including energy and engineering, health and medicine, and business.

The available PhD scholarships for 2019 are:

Theme: Energy
Area of Research: WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering
Project: Pore Scale Modelling of Multiphase Reactive Systems
Curtin Supervisor: Dr Ranjeet Utikar, Dr Monica Gumulya and Prof Victor Calo
Aberdeen Supervisor: Prof Jos Derksen

Theme: Energy
Research Area: Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Project: New Techniques/Technology/Devices for Wave Energy Extraction
Curtin Supervisor: Prof Ian Howard and Dr Andrew King
Aberdeen Supervisor: Prof Marian Wiercigroch and Dr Peter Dunning

Theme: Energy
Research Area: Environment
Project: The Implications of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Rural Development
Curtin Supervisor: A/Professor Amanda Davies
Aberdeen Supervisor: Dr Lorna Philip

Theme: Creative Arts
Research Area: Humanities
Project: Into the New World: Diaspora in Australian and Scottish Writing
Curtin Supervisor: Dr Rachel Robertson
Aberdeen Supervisor: Professor Alison Lumsden

Student type

  • Future Students


  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Science & Engineering

Course type

  • Postgraduate Research


  • Non-gender specific


  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International students
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident

Scholarship base

  • Merit Based

Maximum number awarded

  • 5

Students undertaking a collaborative PhD under the alliance are offered a seamless international experience as well as a fully funded scholarship with living stipend. You will spend time at each institution and will be supervised by both Aberdeen and Curtin research staff.

Living stipends will be awarded to the successful applicants. The living stipend is paid by the home institution when the student is studying at the home institution, and then by the host when the student is offshore at the host institution. The stipend rates are payable at the rate for each country. Curtin University will pay it’s stipend at the Australian Government RTP scholarship base rate of AU$27, 596.00 (2019) per annum. The University of Aberdeen will pay the UK Research and Innovation National Minimum Doctoral Stipend for 2018/19 of £14,777 per annum.

Further information about the Curtin/Aberdeen scholarship entitlements will be made available through the Aberdeen and Curtin Alliance website http://aberdeencurtinalliance.org/

Eligible courses
PhD programs only

Eligibility criteria
Meet the standard PhD course entry requirements for both institutions.

If English is not your first language, please visit the following link for details of the requirements https://international.curtin.edu.au/apply/english-prerequisites/

How to apply

Application process
Provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) reflecting your academic background in the area of study, and why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this field. The EOI should be a maximum of 500 words that must include your name, your project of interest in addition to your academic background and suitability. It would be great to attach your CV/Resume with your EOI and send these two files in PDF format on email to ac-alliance@curtin.edu.au

Applications open: 20/11/2018
Applications close: 10/01/2019

Students will be expected to commence by April 2019.

Need more information?

For specific project/research information please contact the Curtin supervisor for your project of interest:

Curtin Supervisor: Prof Victor Calo
Email: Victor.Calo@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Supervisor: Professor Ian Howard
Email: I.Howard@exchange.curtin.edu.au

Curtin Supervisor: Associate Professor Amanda Davies
Email: A.Davies@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Supervisor: Dr Rachel Robertson
Email: R.Robertson@curtin.edu.au

For general information contact ac-alliance@curtin.edu.au

Further information
Please see the Aberdeen-Curtin webpage for more information: http://aberdeencurtinalliance.org/

For more information, please visit: scholarships.curtin.edu.au.

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