Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Engineering, Science, technology and engineering and mathematics


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • A living allowance of AU$28,597 (2021 rate, indexed annually) for up to 3 years for PhD students and 2 years for Master of Philosophy students.

The scholarship is for full time study and can be used to support living costs.

A six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval by QUT.


  • Meet QUT academic and English language entry requirements for the IF49 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil).
  • Have a first-class honours (H1) qualification or recently completed a masters degree by research.
  • Ideally you will also have (not necessary but preferred) research experience in catalysis.

The provision of a scholarship is conditional on successful application and admission to the IF49 Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) course. Eligibility for admission to a research degree is determined by the Graduate Research Centre.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this scholarship is only available for students who are a resident or currently onshore in Australia.

How to apply

Submit your scholarship application by email to Professor Huai Yong Zhu or Dr Sarina Sarina.

Your scholarship application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV.

What happens next?

This scholarship will remain open until a suitable candidate is found (we will follow up with you to confirm).

For more information about the scholarship, please contact Professor Huai Yong Zhu or Dr Sarina Sarina.


The conditions for retaining the scholarship are set out in the rules of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic) or QUT Postgraduate Research Award (International).

About the scholarship

This project aims to utilize visible light to control reactant adsorption on catalyst surfaces for accelerating reactions and tuning product selectivity.

QUT Centre for Materials Science

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