Master of Philosophy Scholarships to Study Neuroscience

Brisbane, Australia
05 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Queensland Brain Institute

Established in 2003, QBI ( is situated on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, focussed on discovering the fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain development and function in health and disease.

Over the past decade QBI has become one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

The role

Neuroscience is one of today’s most dynamic, challenging and competitive fields of biomedical research.  The University of Queensland is offering a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in neuroscience through the Queensland Brain Institute.  The aim of the program is to offer talented students from diverse backgrounds an alternative route into a research career in the neurosciences through provision of a solid base in a broad range of neuroscience disciplines.  Students will work on independent research projects under the supervision of world-leading QBI Neuroscientists, as well as undertake neuroscience-related workshops and journal clubs.

The person

We invite both outstanding Australian and international students from all academic backgrounds to apply – if you meet any of the following criteria you should consider applying:

  • A background in the biological, physical, or computer sciences, mathematics, psychology, or engineering.
  • A bachelor degree (Honours not essential) or other relevant higher degree.
  • Some laboratory research experience or equivalent (eg. relevant industry experience).

For further information about the MPhil research program including entry requirements and full terms and conditions please visit the UQ Graduate School website at


Successful candidates will receive a living allowance scholarship equivalent to AUD$27,082 per annum (2018 rate, indexed annually, tax free) and tuition fee scholarship.

Further information about the MPhil in neuroscience program and application procedure is available at the QBI website


Completion of the MPhil will take up to 2 years maximum (full-time only).

The program commences on 1 May 2018 (Research Quarter 2).


For general information on the application process please contact Ms Janet Voight, Higher Degree by Research Manager ( Tel: 07 334 66401.

DO NOT use the Apply now button below.  Please refer to the link for the application procedure.

Applications close on 20 November 2017 (11:55PM) E. Australia Standard Time.

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