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Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship

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.

UTS:Law has an expanding research degree program. The Faculty is committed to building an active and supportive research student community, which is also integrated into the Faculty research community.

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 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. See further details of our research expertise and available supervisors here.

Value and duration

Benefits offered under the scholarships include:

  • a stipend of $40,000 per annum for 4 years
  • a research support fund of $1,500 per annum
  • paid holiday, sick, maternity, and parenting leave

Separate support may be available for international students to cover tuition fees.

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are open to domestic and international students.

Applicants must have completed a Masters Degree by research or a Bachelor Degree with first class honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment.

For further information on the eligibility criteria, please see clause 1 of the Conditions of Award.

Selection process

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.

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 sessions.

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.

Entitlement to continue as a Doctoral Teaching Fellow will be dependent upon the Fellow:

  • continuing to hold the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship;
  • meeting the ongoing eligibility requirements of the scholarship's Conditions of Award (see Clause 2 of the Conditions of Award); and,
  • performing satisfactorily the duties of the Doctoral Teaching Fellowship.


Admission application deadline

Potential Quentin Bryce Scholarship applicants must first complete the faculty's mandatory pre-assessment process to determine eligibility for the PhD program. Please see our pre-assessment information here.

Domestic Research Student admission application deadline
International Research Student admission application deadline

Please note that applicants must have completed pre-assessment and a formal application to the Graduate Research School by the appropriate deadline for their QBS application to be valid.

Scholarship application deadline

AutumnĀ 2017
International: Closed
Domestic: 31 October 2016

Spring 2017
International: 31 March 2017
Domestic: 31 May 2017

For further information contact

Christopher Goth
Faculty Research Officer
Faculty of Law
Ph: +61 2 9514 3756
Fax: +61 2 9514 3400