The Federal Government 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise confirmed The University of Queensland as one of the nation’s top two universities, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of specialised research fields. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong), Times Higher Education, and QS all rank UQ in the top 100 universities, globally. UQ is one of Australia’s Group of Eight, and a founding member of Universitas 21, an international consortium of leading research-intensive universities. The 45,500-strong student community at UQ includes more than 10,000 postgraduate scholars and more than 11,000 international students from 162 countries. The University has more than 7,000 academic and professional staff and a $1.6 billion annual operating budget. Its major campuses are at St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston, in addition to teaching and research sites around Queensland and Brisbane city. The University has six faculties and eight institutes funded by government and industry grants, philanthropy and commercialization activities. International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD $30,000 per annum (2015 rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances. Apply for top 2015 scholarships and financial aid positions before application deadlines. The application deadline is 31 August, 2015.