Australian Government Scholarship Announced for International Students

Study abroad, Go Australia, Free Study in The University of Queensland Australia

Degree: PhD

Enrolment status: New students

Student type: Domestic students, International students

Level of study: Higher Degree by Research

Study area: Engineering and Computing

HDR funding type: Living stipend scholarship

Scholarship value: $28,597 per annum (2021 rate), indexed annually

Scholarship duration: Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions

Number Awarded: 2

Opening date: 5 February 2021

Closing date: 7 March 2021

About Scholarship

Outstanding and motivated Ph.D. candidates, with very good first Masters or honors degrees in mathematics, computer science or science, are being sought to work as part of a research team on developing methods for solving a wide range of problems in computer vision and machine learning. A strong background in mathematics and some programming experience is desirable for this position. Experience in computer vision and/or machine learning is also meriting. The project is supported by the Australian Research Council and involves academic partners in both Europe and the US. This project is part of the Data Science Research Group (Information Technology and Electrical Engineering School) at the University of Queensland located in Brisbane, Australia.

Research environment

The Data Science group researches and develops innovative and practical solutions for business, scientific and social applications in the realm of big data. The group encompasses a variety of research strengths including Computer Vision & Machine Learning, Data and knowledge engineering, Information Retrieval, and Complex and Intelligent Systems. You will join a world-leading research group currently composed of 14 academic staff members (including 4 full professors, one Future Fellow, two DECRA fellows, and an Advance Queensland Fellow), 7 research fellows, and over 40 Ph.D. students. Members of the group have a successful track record of publishing in top conferences and journals.

The research environment available to the project is world-class. The University of Queensland (UQ) has a strong and internationally focused research culture. It is ranked in the top 1% of world universities in three widely publicized international University rankings. The areas of research in these Ph.D. projects have a strategic fit within UQ’s existing research strengths in Data Science.

Brisbane is a liveable, capital city with great weather, vibrant green spaces, lively bars and restaurants, world-class art galleries, and premier events. It is the third most populous city in Australia and is closed to premier recreational locations such as the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research. 

This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents, and International students who are currently in Australia at the time of application and commencement

English language requirements

IELTS & TOEFL required scores are needed


Contact Associate Professor Anders Eriksson +61 7 3365 2379 [email protected]

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Associate Professor Anders Eriksson  ([email protected])

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Evidence for meeting UQ’s English language proficiency requirements eg TOEFL, IELTS




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I am an automotive freelance professional and won a scholarship to study abroad for free to complete my automotive studies. Here I guide students to apply for international opportunities and also share my thoughts on the latest tech sector.

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