Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Building and planning and Engineering

What you'll receive

A research funded scholarship of A$33,386 per annum for three (3) years subject to satisfactory progress and full-time study mode.

An Australian Government Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a HDR Tuition Fee Sponsorship for three (3) years for domestic candidates; or a QUT HDR Tuition Fee Sponsorship for three (3) years for international candidates Full-time for three (3) years based at QUT’s Brisbane Gardens Point Campus, Australia, commencing as soon as possible.


You must have:

Completion of undergraduate or coursework qualifications in a suitable built environment degree that meets the entry requirements for PhD study at QUT.

Ideally you will also have (not necessary but preferred):

  • Data collection and analysing skills (quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Skills to observe the built environment
  • Knowledge of residential properties, schools, age care facilities (Work experience in the property sector is beneficial).
  • Knowledge of spatial syntax mapping

Capability to communicate with industrial partners, senior residents, young students, international academics and partners.

How to apply

Please contact Dr Tanja Tyvimaa for further details before summing an application.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter
  • An up-do-date CV
  • Full academic transcript
  • A summary (up to 2 pages) of your career outlining.

Details of 3 referees (email/address/contact number).

What happens next?

This scholarship will remain open no later than July 23, 2020.

For more information about the scholarship or application process please contact or

About the scholarship

As part of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Research Project, “An Inter-generational Learning and Living Campus: A New Model for Healthy Senior Living and Integrated School Communities across Urban and Regional Australia”, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is offering one full-time, 3-year PhD scholarship to undertake research into Inclusive Campus Environments Project. See

The PhD project is designed to gather multidisciplinary (planning and design) data, experience and knowledge to design and test small case study projects or pilots embedded within community applying experience and knowledge from successful international cases.

The project includes a review of existing literature and intergenerational programs. The data will be collected via key informant interviews and surveys. The project may also include existing case study data collection via observations. The project produces a case study model that will be tested with key industrial partners.

The successful applicant will undertake their PhD and will benefit from being part of a research team and working with other PhD students and research technicians. The applicant will work closely with Dr Tanja Tyvimaa, associate supervisors and external industry advisors, on the NHMRC project studying intergenerational campus environments. This project has a number of interstate partners.

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