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Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarships


Living Allowance - 4 years at rate of $40,000 per annum





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

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship (the Scholarship), an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Completed a Master’s Degree by research or a Bachelor Degree with first class honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment; and
  • Applied to be admitted to the PhD degree at UTS by the Faculty of Law.

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.

How to apply

To be considered for a Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship, please apply by the following application deadlines:

International deadline:

Applications for Research Session 1 - 2021 (January) are now CLOSED. Please check back for further announcements for future sessions.  

Domestic deadline:

Research Session 1 - 2021 (January) applications close 30 September 2020 

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

Please note that after successfully completing the faculty's mandatory pre-assessment process, a formal application to the Graduate Research School must be submitted by the appropriate deadline for their QBS application to be valid.

Need more information? Contact...

Faculty Research Officer
Faculty of Law
Ph: +61 2 9514 3793

Other information

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.

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.