Curtin University Offers Aberdeen Curtin Alliance PhD Scholarship for International Students in Australia, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

The Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance is offering Aberdeen Curtin Alliance PhD Scholarship to undertake a collaborative PhD in projects across a broad range of focus areas including energy and engineering, health and medicine, and business.

Host College/University:

Curtin University is an Australian public research university based in Bentley, Perth, Western Australia. The university is named after the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin, and is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 58,000 students.

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Degree level:

PhD program.

Field of Study:

  • 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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Theme: Health
    Research Area:
    Project: To be announced

Scholarship Award: 

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.


Scholarship is available for New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Humanitarian Visa, International students, Australian Citizen and Australian Permanent Resident.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following 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.

Applying procedure Instructions:

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

Students will be expected to commence by April 2019.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

January 10, 2019.

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