Available scholarships

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is proud to offer a range of scholarships to both domestic and international students. You can learn more about each scholarship by clicking the links below.

If you are particularly interested in the work a Research Group undertakes, but they do not have a scholarship or grant available, contact the Group Leader directly.

Before you apply:

Please note: each scholarship wll have different rounds, eligibility criterias, and application processes, so it is important to get information directly from each scholarship source.

Find a scholarship to suit you

Scholarships can help with financial support, tuition, accommodation, mentoring and industry experience. You might be surprised by how many scholarships you can apply for throughout your studies.

Open to everyone

Earmarked scholarships

Funded by the Australian Government to assist PhD students with their living costs and tuition fees. Also offers PhD students the opportunity to contribute to large projects of national significance and work with leading researchers.

>> Learn more

Graduate School Scholarships (UQGSS) – includes Research Training Program (RTP)

Provides a living stipend to support you as you complete a research project for your Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy or a research-focused professional doctorate at UQ.

>> Learn more

Research project scholarship

Supports you to complete a higher degree by research while focusing on a specific project.

>> Learn more

International students

ANID Becas Chile Scholarship

You're eligible if you're a Chilean national or you have obtained an unconditional offer or a conditional offer to study at The University of Queensland. Support is available for up to 4 years for PhD students.

>> Visit the Chilean website

>> Visit the UQ website

UQ-Indian Institute of Technology Joint PhD program

Receive a scholarship to study at two world-leading, research-intensive institutions – The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IITD) – on multidisciplinary projects. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be offered a jointly awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from both UQ and IITD.

>> Learn more

CONACYT Mexican Scholarship Program

Aims to provide Mexican citizens with funding to support studies overseas at the point of admission or while they are undertaking studies abroad to enhance their skills in areas of Science, Technology and Innovation and contribute back to Mexico and form linkages with global partner institutions.

>> Learn more


Australia Awards Scholarship

Provides full tuition fees, living expenses, and other allowances to recipients from eligible countries in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.

>> Learn more

Destination Australia Scholarship

Provides financial support to both domestic and international students studying in regional Australia. This scholarship covers The University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus only.

>> Learn more

Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program

Supports Australian universities to offer short-term mobility opportunities for outgoing Australian students and incoming Asian students between Australia and the following Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Mobility experiences must be between two weeks and one semester in duration.

Students can only apply through their university for a short-term mobility experience supported by the Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program.

>> Learn more

Research Training Program

Prospective candidates need to contact our postgraduate research office directly to discuss how to apply.

>> Learn more

International scholarships

Are you from the United Kingdom?

The Northcote Postgraduate Scholarship enables students from the UK to undertake a higher degree at an Australian university for up to three years.

>> Learn more

The UK Government’s Turning Scheme provides funding for learning opportunities at a selection of education providers.

>> Learn more

Are you from the United States?

US students can often bring their US Financial Aid with them to their education institution in Australia, including for one or two semesters’ study abroad.  

Many international and charitable organisations offer US scholarships for international study, including the Fulbright program. You can explore the full range of scholarships available for studying abroad at the Institute of International Education (IIE) website, as well as scholarships for US service members and veterans.  

You must apply for these scholarships in your home country. 

Are you from China?

The China Scholarship Council (CBC) is the main source of government funding for Chinese citizens to study a PhD abroad. Awards are usually offered jointly with universities and targeted at specific research areas.

>> Learn more


Contact us

If you have general enquiries about studying at AIBN please contact our HDR team


Stay in Touch

Sign up to the PhD newsletter

Follow us