PhD Scholarship - School of Economics

The University of Queensland

Full tuition fee plus $30,000 living stipend*

About the program
The UQ School of Economics PhD program is among the best international graduate research programs with intensive coursework, frontier research, and outstanding supervision across all fields of economics.

The program is designed for students with prior training in economics or a cognate discipline with a strong analytical/ mathematical component, who wish to acquire the advanced skills needed to practice as a professional economist in the public or private sector. Admission to the program is highly competitive and only outstanding candidates with exceptional research potential are selected.

The PhD program is an umbrella for a one-year master degree and a four year PhD degree. Incoming students take their first year of coursework within the Master of Advanced Economics (MAdvEcon) degree. Successful candidates are then admitted to the PhD degree to take their second year coursework and research paper before embarking on the completion of their thesis over the subsequent three years. During the thesis research, internationally recognised academic staff provide advice and guidance within a three-stage milestone process.

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Economics at UQ
Across all major global rankings, UQ is consistently among the top 50 universities in the world. According to RePEc, UQ

Economics ranks among the top 50 economics departments in the world. Its diverse research strengths span economic theory, applied economics and econometrics. The School consists of some of the foremost researchers and accomplished scholars in their specialisation, along with a growing cohort of exceptional junior academics. Our academic staff consistently claim an overproportionate share of Australia’s economics honours, competitive research grants, prestigious fellowships and high-quality publications.

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Admission and financial support
Your application package should include relevant supporting documents (academic CV, previous academic transcripts, evidence of English language requirements, GMAT/GRE score sheets) and a minimum of two referee reports.

For detailed instructions on how to apply for the 2018 PhD cohort, please visit

*The deadline for applications is 31 October, 2017. Successful candidates are eligible for a scholarship package of AU$30,000 living stipend per year, a tuition fee waiver and $6,000 Research Fund. Subject to maintaining satisfactory performance within the MAdvEcon degree, the scholarship can be extended to a maximum of five years overall.

Highly ranked: UQ is consistently ranked among the 50 best universities in the world

The UQ School of Economics is ranked #43 in the world

UQ graduates are amongst the highest paid and most sought after in Australia and abroad

Living and studying in Brisbane
With a population of over two million people, Brisbane has been described as one of the most liveable cities in the world. It offers a vibrant, friendly and multicultural environment with clear blue skies, warm sunny days and a tropical ambience which promotes an outdoor lifestyle. As Australia’s third largest city, Queensland’s capital is a vibrant hub for visitors and locals alike.

UQ and the School of Economics reflect the multicultural aspect of the city with a high and ever increasing proportion of international students from all over the world. The School of Economics has more than 1750 students enrolled, including more than 480 international students from 48 countries.

about the School of Economics and the Economics PhD program visit or contact the Senior Research and Research Higher Degrees Officer at

about UQ for international students, including the study environment, links to estimated living costs, support services and information for students with families can be found at

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