The UQ School of Economics invites applications from highly talented and
motivated students to its PhD program.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The UQ School of Economics PhD Program attracts the brightest and best students in
Australia and abroad, preparing them for successful careers in academia, government
and business. Our program starts with one year of intensive, challenging coursework. After successfully completing the courses in year 1, PhD candidates embark on 2.5 years of dissertation
research before the thesis is submitted 3.5 years after commencement. The dissertation
research is supported by a three-stage milestone process involving the confirmation
of candidature, mid-candidature, and thesis review milestones. Throughout the program,
students benefit from the intellectually stimulating environment at UQ. Our research
oriented and internationally recognized faculty provides advice, guidance and
supervision in all fields of specialization.
ABOUT ECONOMICS AT UQ
The UQ School of Economics is one of the largest, most influential and prestigious
economics departments in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Across all major global rankings, UQ is consistently among the top 100 universities in
the world. According to RePEc, UQ Economics ranks among the top 50 economics departments
in the world. Its diverse research strengths span economic theory, applied economics and
econometric. The faculty consists of some of the foremost researchers and accomplished
scholars in their specialization, along with a growing cohort of exceptional junior academics.
Our faculty claim a disproportionate share of Australia’s economics honours, competitive research grants, prestigious fellowships and high-quality publications.
ELIGIBILITY & FINANCIAL SUPPORT
This program is designed for students with prior training in economics or a cognate discipline with
a strong analytical/mathematical component, who wish to acquire the advanced skills
needed to practice as a professional economist in the public or private sectors. Admission to
the program is highly competitive and only outstanding candidates with exceptional
research potential are selected.
The application package includes academic CV, evidence of English Language Proficiency and a
statement on current research interests among others.
Successful candidates receive a scholarship package of $25,849 per annum* for 3.5 years
with the possibility of a tuition fee scholarship for international applicants.
HOW TO APPLY
For further details please contact the Senior
Research and Research Higher Degrees Officer