University of Queensland Master of Philosophy Scholarships to Study Neuroscience, 2018

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Over the past decade QBI has positioned itself as one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

The role

The University of Queensland is offering a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in neurosciencethrough the Queensland Brain Institute. The aim of the program is to offer talented students from diverse backgrounds an alternative route into a research career in the neurosciences through provision of a solid base in a broad range of neuroscience disciplines. Students will work on independent research projects under the supervision of world-leading QBI Neuroscientists, as well as undertake neuroscience-related workshops and journal clubs.

Consider applying if you are a high achieving student and meet one or all of the following criteria:

  • A bachelor degree in biological, physical, computer sciences, mathematics, psychology or engineering (with or without honours); or
  • Relevant industry experience


Completion of the MPhil will take up to 2 years (full-time only). The program commences on 1 May 2018 (Research Quarter 2).

Further information about the MPhil in neuroscience program and expression of interest procedure is available at the QBI website.

Applications close:

20 November 2017

Before you apply:

  • You are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship prior to application, in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check the FAQs if you have any questions.


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