Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral (QBLD) Scholarships for International Students

The Faculty of Law at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS) offers the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral (QBLD) scholarships for commencing Doctor of Philosophy students to promote and reward quality research within the faculty.

A Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship will enable you to undertake your PhD in a faculty which has a dynamic and vibrant research culture and to work with nationally and internationally recognised academic supervisors.  

Target Students:
Citizens from all nationalities are eligible

Host Schools:
Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney (UTS); Australia
Course of study:
UTS:Law has an expanding research degree program. Research students will be supported by the UTS Framework for Doctoral Education with its focus on researcher support and development.

Researchers in UTS:Law are working in fields which have the potential for real-world impact and change. The research is innovative and uses interdisciplinary, socio-legal, theoretical, and doctrinal approaches to address the research questions. Regulation of biomedical technologies, refugee law, family and relationship law, new media and communications regulation, law and culture, and legal history are just some examples of the richness of the research being undertaken at UTS:Law.

Sponsorship duration:
Whole duration of the program – 3 years

Scholarship benefits:
Will include:
•    $30,000 per year per full-time student for 3 years
•    $1,500 per year research support fund per student
•    Possibility of appointment as a Doctoral Teaching Fellow ($25,000 per year)
•    Separate support may be available for international students to cover tuition fees

The scholarships are open to domestic and international students. It is expected that scholarship holders will be full-time students, but the scholarship may be awarded to part-time students in specified circumstances.

Selection process/criteria:
Scholarships will be awarded according to the following selection criteria:
•    academic merit of the applicant;
•    research and other relevant experience of the applicant;
•    publication record of the applicant;
•    quality of the research proposal; and,
•    relevance of the proposed research to the Faculty’s research strengths.
Method of Application
To be considered for the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship, applicants must have submitted an application for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the Faculty of Law at UTS.
In addition to your course application, please complete the online Scholarship Application Form. This form can also be used for applicants who wish to be considered for a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship position.

After the selection committee has met, applicants to this scholarship will be advised of the outcome by email. The selection committee’s decision is final.

For complete details on eligibility criteria, other conditions of the award, and full application procedure; please visit the official website (link to it is below).

Spring 2013 applications close 31 May 2013 AND Autumn 2014 applications close 25 October 2013.
Application period: Opening date – 26 February 2013 AND Closing date – 25 October 2013

To apply, click here

Doctoral Teaching Fellowship: Successful scholarship applicants may also be offered a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship which will provide an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience in the Faculty of Law.

Doctoral Teaching Fellows will receive a salary of $25,000 per annum in addition to the QBLD scholarship, and be expected to teach 4 hours per week in both Autumn and Spring semesters.

Fellows will be appointed for a period of 12 months with an expectation that the Fellowship will be re-offered for two further 12 month periods, up to a maximum of 3 years.

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