Management of Marine Plastics PhD Funding Australia

Applications from Australia as well as all nationalities are accepted for the Management of Marine Plastics PhD Funding Australia offered by the University of Queensland for the academic year 2020/21.

The award is available for international and domestic students who wish to pursue their PhD degree coursework for three years at the university in Australia. A worthy choice to get a PhD degree in the UK

The University of Queensland is a research university that was in 1909. It has over 1800 HDR students from an annual award budget of almost $40 million from the Australian Government and UQ.

Why at the University of Queensland? QU gives you the best possible chance to reach your dreams. There are many programs that offer such, where financial aid is also given to keep students on their feet. Here students will develop independent research skills during their study.

Benefits:

The university will provide an award amount of  $5,000 per year

  • Course Level: Higher Degree by Research
  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
  • University or Organization: University of Queensland
  • Department: NA
  • Award: $5,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: Any
  • The award can be taken in Australia

 Management of Marine Plastics PhD Funding Australia Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Domestic and International students are eligible to join.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Available to pursue a PhD degree program in Engineering and Computing at UQ.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.
  • You will be deemed to have met the requirements for admission to the PhD in terms of ‘research preparedness’ when you can demonstrate that you have planned and executed project work and/or a body of research and scholarship with some independence. You will be able to provide evidence of ‘research preparedness’ in at least one of the following forms:
    • Courses directed at the formation of research skills and/or a supervised research project that includes a written report with a combined minimum course volume equivalent to #4 units at UQ, completed as part of a bachelor’s degree. Courses contributing to the development of research skills should comprise of a minimum value of #1 unit (e.g. 50% of a #2 unit course). Research carried out in groups should at least have been graded individually.
    • Courses directed at the formation of research skills and/or a supervised research project that includes a written report with a combined minimum course volume equivalent to #4 units at UQ, completed as part of a master’s degree. Courses contributing to the development of research skills should comprise of a minimum value of #1 unit (e.g. 50% of a #2 unit course). Research carried out in groups should at least have been graded individually.
    • Scholarly papers involving a substantial contribution as an author, appearing in recognised academic journals or in volumes published by recognised academic publishers.
    • Research or technical reports prepared for industry, government or business, which adhere to the broad conventions of academic publishing (i.e. contain an up-to-date review of relevant literature, a description of relevant research methods and an evaluation of results, etc.) and which identify you as a significant contributor.
    • A portfolio of published creative work together with published critical discussion of some or all of that work, or of a comparable body of work by others, and which demonstrates your development of a scholarly approach to creative work as research investigation.
    • Demonstrable industry or work experience where you can demonstrate that you have planned and executed a project, working with a high level of independence.
  • A bachelor’s degree with at least honours class IIA or equivalent from approved universities, which includes a relevant research component; or
  • A research master’s degree; or
  • A coursework master’s degree and an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which includes a relevant research component; or
  • A postgraduate degree of at least one year full-time equivalent with an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.0 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honours IIA will be considered for PhD entry on a case by case basis; or
  • A bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of documented relevant research experience, including research publications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • How to Apply for the Management of Marine Plastics PhD Funding Australia: In order to take admission, applicants are required to apply for the PhD degree program at the university.
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates need to upload a cover letter, CV and academic transcripts
  • Admission Requirements: If you are interested to apply for the opportunity then you must get take admission in the university.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must meet the university’s English language proficiency requirements: Students must demonstrate that their current level of English language proficiency meets the University’s English proficiency policy.
    Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Additional Scores
    IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5* 6.0* in every sub-band (academic module)
    TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) 570 5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening
    TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) 87 21 in written, 19 in reading, listening & speaking

    * Higher Degree by Research in the Health Sciences where research is undertaken in a clinical placement setting: IELTS only with overall band score of 7, with a score of 7 in each sub-band of listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

    Test results are valid for two years from the date of the test, and must be valid upon commencement at UQ. Institutional test results are unacceptable for entry.

    If you believe you have adequate study or work experience you may request deeming of ELP on this basis. A letter from your institution or employer is required to confirm this, and must include duration of study/employment. Please note that when applying for your visa, you are likely to be asked by the Australian Government for ELP test results. In this case, the University’s deeming will not suffice, and you will be required to sit a test.  We therefore recommend you undertake a test in any event, and provide us with the results as part of your application.

    Pearson’s (PTE) tests – please note you must authorise UQ access when you sit the test, otherwise UQ is unable to verify your results – “Be sure to assign score to UQ” or similar. It takes 48 hrs before UQ can access your results.

    Improving English language skills

    Students wishing to improve their English language skills can undertake intensive English language and communication training prior to commencing their HDR program at UQ’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE). For more information, see English language studie

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