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QUT School of Accountancy PhD Scholarship

Future student scholarship
Undertake your PhD and contribute to future research in Accounting

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications close
1 May 2019

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a living allowance for three years, indexed annually ($27 596 in 2019).


To be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to meet the entry requirements to study a PhD with us.

PhD course requirements

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, you'll need to submit an expression of interest. Your expression of interest should include:

  • resume -  Your resume should outline your relevant research activities, including research-related employment, research publications, and/or other research achievements. Include any documents that demonstrate proof of your research activities and abilities
  • two-page research proposal - You research proposal should be no more than two pages and focus on at least one of two research topics, Business and technology or Governance. The proposal should contain clear research question(s), an explanation why you find the question(s) interesting and important, and ideas about what theoretical approaches and what kind of data/methods can be used to address them.

Send your expression of interest to the School of Accountancy Higher Degree Research Office.

What happens next?

If your expression of interest is successful, you'll be encouraged to apply to study a PhD with us.

PhD course details

About the scholarship

We conduct exciting, relevant research that is strategically allied with leading business, industry and government groups, to contribute to the knowledge and practice of accounting and accountability. We value research that involves and engages with our industry and professional stakeholders.

The School of Accountancy is situated within the QUT Business School, located at the Garden’s Point campus in Brisbane’s central business district. QUT Business School is one of the largest and strongest business faculties in Australia with strong international links to other leading universities across the globe; it was the first Australian business school to achieve Triple Crown Accreditation (AACSB; AMBA; EQUIS).

We're specifically looking for research students interested in the following areas:

Business and technology

Major technological innovation has transformed and will continue to transform organisational accounting practices substantially. The School values research as to the effects of technological change, such as:

  • Blockchain, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, on accounting practices such as accounting cycles; supply chains; audit processes; reporting technologies; perceptions of users of financial reports
  • machine learning models and how they are applied to credit risk evaluations.


Governance of organisations is broadly defined as a system or framework that defines the relationships between the managers of an enterprise and its stakeholders, encompassing accountable, sustainable and ethical decision making in achieving the organisation’s objectives. The School values research on the role of the board (or other management structures) in making decisions, how decisions are made, and how the board achieves the organisation’s objectives whether financial value or non-financial goals. In particular, we are interested in research that investigates:

  • stock market valuation impact on impression management
  • social impact assessment in the extractive industry
  • board diversity, communication and group dynamics.

Contact us

School of Accountancy Higher Degree Research Office

3138 5292

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