International PhD Scholarships in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation by the University of Queensland

Level of Study: Higher Degree by Research

Subject of Study: Agriculture and Environment, Science and Mathematics

Deadline: 1 December 2021

Value: $28,597 per annum (2021 rate)


The University of Queensland, Australia is offering PhD scholarships in international/global wildlife ecology and conservation for eligible students and the applications for the academic year 2021 are open. This project seeks to understand GLOBAL patterns in how wildlife communities are changing due to a variety of disturbances, such as fragmentation and loss of apex predators. The PhD student will address these questions using a new global database of camera trapping studies.

Duration of the Scholarship: The duration of the scholarship is 3 years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions


The PhD scholarship offered by the university is a Living stipend scholarship and benefits the selected candidates with $28,597 per annum.


Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for the higher degree by research scholarships offered by the university of Queensland, applicants must meet the required eligibility criteria.

  1. This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students who are currently in Australia at the time of application and commencement.
  2. Applicants must meet all the academic entry requirements.
  3. Applicants must meet the required English language requirements.
  4. You need to demonstrate some research experience to be accepted into a PhD. If you can show you have planned and written a research project with some independence, you have enough experience to apply.
  5. Many departments will have additional entry requirements and may request documents to support your application, such as a research proposal. You should discuss these additional requirements with your potential thesis supervisor.
  6. For Domestic students, please refer to the Full entry requirements and English language requirements before applying to the scholarship.
  7. For International students, please refer to the full entry requirements and English language requirements and information about student visas before applying to the scholarship.

Academic entry requirements:

You have to prove you are prepared for PhD study. You do this by showing you:

  1. have completed some research experience
  2. have completed an approved university degree and
  3. can meet the English language requirements.

Approved degrees

 An approved degree needs to be:

  1. in an area relevant to your proposed PhD project and
  2. completed no more than 10 years ago.

You need one of the following approved degrees to apply for a PhD:

  1. Master of Philosophy (or another research master’s degree); or
  2. Bachelor’s degree from an approved university with at least honours class IIA or equivalent; or
  3. Coursework master’s degree with an overall grade point average of 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale which includes relevant research experience, approved by the dean; or
  4. Postgraduate degree (at least one year full-time or equivalent) with an overall grade point average of 5 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honours class IIA will be considered on a case-by-case basis; or
  5. Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years of relevant research experience, including research publications.

How to apply:

  1. Applications must be lodged via the online application portal and apply for the admission and scholarship.
  2. There is no separate application for scholarship.
  3. Check your eligibility, gather required documents, fill the online application form and submit before the deadline.
  4. Your application can only be assessed once your referees have responded to us, and all outstanding documents and school/institute endorsements have been received.

Required Documents:

  1. Resume/curriculum vitae
  2. Academic transcripts
  3. Degree certificate imprinted with a university seal and stating the name of your qualification and areas of study.
  4. English language documents
  5. Passport
  6. References/letters of recommendation
  7. Other documents such as evidence of change of name, proof of citizenship, previous research program information.

Assessment Process:

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of ecology and the potential for scholastic success. A background or knowledge of statistics is highly desirable.


To discuss your suitability for this scholarship you can contact

 Dr Matthew Luskin

Phone: +61 (0) 412 915 923 | Email:


Please visit the official website for more details on different scholarships provided by The university of Queensland.

For the detailed application procedure, refer to how to apply. It is important to refer to terms and conditions before applying the scholarship.

Students can refer to applying for a higher degree by research at UQ.


The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions ranked in the world’s top 50 universities. The University also ranks 46 in the QS World University Rankings, 42 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 66 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 54 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia. The University of Queensland provides committed teaching and learning experience, excellent opportunities for students to achieve their individual aspirations, to become leaders in their chosen fields and to positively impact on the society in which they live and significant support to higher degree by research (HDR) students through a broad range of scholarships and research travel awards, dedicated office spaces, skills training, and professional development opportunities.

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