Scholarships Merit-based
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

International PhD Scholarships

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32192 USD
30 Aug 2024
Application deadline


QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is a world-leading translational research institute focused on cancer, infectious and inflammation, mental health and neuroscience and population health.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



$32,192 + a tuition fee

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses
  • health


QIMR Berghofer is offering a limited number of PhD scholarships for top international PhD applicants. 

QIMR Berghofer PhD scholarships are highly competitive and the academic standards listed below are the minimum requirements. Successful applicants are likely to have additional research experience, publications, and have presented their work at one or more national or international conferences.

Applicable programmes


A living allowance of approximately $32,192 per year (2023 rate, tax-exempt) for a period of three years and six months.

They will cover the costs of overseas health cover insurance for a single person for the period of your visa.

If you are an international student, QIMR Berghofer will nominate you for a tuition fee scholarship from your chosen university.


To be eligible for assessment you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Academic qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree with Honours Class I (typically involving a substantial research project) or MPhil degree.
    • A coursework Master’s degree with a research component of at least 25 % of an academic year and an overall grade point average equivalent to ≥5.5 on a 7-point scale.
  • Unless you have completed a recent degree at an approved University where the degree was taught in English, you will need a demonstrated and assessed proficiency in English. Your test results will be no older than 31 July 2022. Minimum requirements are:
    • IELTS (Academic module) Minimum overall score of 6.5 and score ≥6.0 in every sub-band; OR
    • iTOEFL Minimum overall score of 87 and 21 in written, and 19 in each of reading, listening & speaking.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required





Application deadline

30 Aug 2024

Ensure you meet the required eligibility criteria.

Check the student projects page and identify a project you are interested in and confirm that you meet any requirements for the project. Then contact the potential supervisor with your CV and academic transcripts and request an interview.

Complete an expression of interest form (EOI). Fill out one EOI per project. You cannot apply for more than three projects and you must declare to supervisors that you are also applying for other projects.

Please provide these documents as part of your EOI application:

Your academic transcript for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (you must provide the official grading guides);

Academic CV;

English Proficiency results (you must provide proof of the minimum requirements before 30 August 2023, this date is not negotiable);

Contact three referees and have them provide reports. 

Email each EOI application as a single pdf. 

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