PhD Candidate - SCEM: Investigation of Advanced Composite Fire Retardant Material and Building Elements

at Western Sydney University - Graduate Research School

What does the scholarship provide?

Domestic students will receive a tax-free stipend of $35,000(AUD) per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Tuition fees will be supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset. International students will receive a tax-free stipend of $35,000(AUD) per annum to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver. Support for conference attendance, travel and additional costs as approved by the School.

International candidates are required to hold an Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) insurance policy for the duration their study in Australia, with the scholarship providing funding for single cover.

Eligibility criteria

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, who are keen to apply their skills to key issues in Fire Safety, Material, Mechanical and/or Chemical Engineering. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in material testing, heat transfer analysis, thermal-chemical properties and microscopic analysis of materials.

The successful candidate should: hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following:(i) an Australian or New Zealand Bachelor (Honours) degree; (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component; (iii) Research Masters degree; or, (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications.

be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level; have high level analytic skills; be willing to learn the use of a range of test facilities; and have high level communication skills in English.

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Penrith New South Wales Australia

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