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Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship
The Faculty of Law is proud to offer Quentin Bryce Doctoral Scholarships to outstanding applicants for the PhD and LLM by Research. The scholarship provides a stipend and research support for 4 years.
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 and are awarded on a competitive basis.
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.
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.
Students who meet the criteria above will be invited to interview.
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.
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.
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. Students who wish to be considered for the Quentin Bryce Scholarship should select that option on their formal application form. There is no separate application process, but students who meet the selection criteria will be invited to an interview in the Faculty of Law. The interview panel will consist of the Dean of the Faculty of Law (or delegate), the HDR Director, the Dean of the Graduate Research School (or delegate) and academic staff members of the Faculty of Law.
Sir Gerard Brennan Scholarship for Indigenous Australian PhD students
The University offers Sir Gerard Brennan Scholarships for Indigenous Australian students undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Law. The scholarship provides a stipend and research support for three years with the possibility of extension to a maximum of four years to undertake full-time PhD studies at UTS.
Other Higher Degree Research Scholarships
The UTS Graduate Research School provides information about other research scholarships available for local and international students applying to commence a Doctoral or Master of Laws (Research) program at the Faculty of Law.
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