The MARCS Institute PhD scholarships

The MARCS Institute invites applications from highly motivated graduates seeking to undertake a PhD in one of the five research programs. At MARCS there is a broad range of expertise, facilities and equipment, which affords the development of exciting interdisciplinary projects.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Program Leaders (listed below) to discuss their interests and to ensure their research proposal is relevant to one or more research programs.

Essential criteria

Applicants should hold a First Class Honours degree, or equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in a field such as psychology, sensory neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science and technology, cognitive robotics, linguistics, psycholinguistics, music, creative arts, human movement science, computer science, informational and communication technology, biomedical engineering or physics.

International applicants must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Click here to view UWS Academic Entry Requirements.

What does a scholarship at MARCS provide?

Domestic students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of $25,392 per annum for up to three (3) years, and a funded place in the doctoral program. A stipend top-up of $10,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.

International students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of $25,392 per annum for up to three (3) years. A stipend top-up of $10,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.
  • Up to $2831 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Health Care Policy (OSHC).
  • Outstanding students may be awarded a tuition fee waiver valued at up to $24,000 per annum for three (3) years.

The next step

  • For information about the application process, contact The MARCS Institute Manager Ms Darlene Williams, +61 2 9772 6726
  • Contact the Office of Research Services to discuss enrolment and scholarships: Ms Tracy Mills, +61 2 4736 0966
  • Submit the application form, CV and 500 word research proposal by the closing date.

Closing Date

10 October 2014

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