PhD at the School of Computer Science and IT, RMIT University, Australia

Deadline: 30 November 2011, to commence in Semester 1, 2012 and 15 May 2012, to commence in Semester 2, 2012
Open to: Candidates should be an international student and have graduated with first-class honours or equivalent results
Scholarship: The scholarship will cover PhD fees for up to three and a half years plus living costs of $15,000

Description

RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia’s largest tertiary institution. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research. RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures. They are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology in the 2011 QS World University Rankings.From the beginning, staff and students have always been attracted to RMIT because of its strengths in teaching and research, industry linkages, reputation for creativity and innovation, and the talent and vision of its academic leaders. If you are an excellent international student wishing to commence a PhD at the School of Computer Science and IT, this scholarship provides tuition fees and living costs.

As the holder of this scholarship:

  • You must be aware that if you obtain an APAI or equivalent this scholarship will cease.
  • You may not work more than 10 hours/week while you hold this scholarship.
  • You maintain good or better progress in your six monthly progress reports.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an international student
  • not be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand
  • have graduated with first-class honours or equivalent results (e.g. a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of 4) from an excellent university
  • meet the RMIT English requirement of an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 and preferably 7.0 or more
  • show your potential to complete a PhD research project in the School through, for example, published works of academic standing such as theses, conference papers or journal articles
  • if you are an excellent student who does not have any of the above, please submit an example of something you have written, this may be a written assignment for your degree, a proposal, or some similar piece of work.

Scholarship

The scholarship will cover PhD fees for up to three and a half years plus living costs of $15,000. A paid teaching assistantship may form part of the scholarship. If you are an excellent international student wishing to commence a PhD at the School of Computer Science and IT, this scholarship provides tuition fees and living costs.

Application

Please explore the research fields below and nominate the area(s) that interest you. To begin with, no formal PhD research proposal is required. The fields are:

  • Information Storage, Analysis and Retrieval,
  • Intelligent Systems,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Distributed Systems and Networking.

Postgraduate degree by research

Submit PDFs of certified documents, including your grades and completion certificate for any degrees completed, your CV and any research publications.
Your research publications could include:

  • an honours research thesis,
  • a masters by research thesis,
  • an internationally-refereed conference paper or journal.

Documents detailing all the above, including contact details, should be emailed to [email protected].

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