[Australia] PhD in Applied Mathematics, Swinburne University of Technology

Full time scholarship (at A$19,616 per annum) leading to a PhD in Applied Mathematics is available to selected applicant. Topics of interest include nonlinear instability theory as it applies to problems in computational biology and geophysical fluid dynamics. The work will involve a combination of analysis and large scale computing. Applicants should have a strong background in Applied Mathematics or Physics with a bachelors or higher degree.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to Prof W R C Phillips at wphillips[ at ]

Study subject: Applied Mathematics, Geophysical fluid dynamics, Computational Biology
Provided by: Swinburne University of Technology
Level: Post Graduate (Research)

Availability: This scholarship is offered only once to one person. Open for applications from 1 January 2008 until 29 February 2008.

Payment Information: A$19,616 paid fortnightly for 3 years

Research Information:
Scholarship is for Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics or Computational Biology. Start between March 2008 and 31 December 2008.

Eligibility: At least Honours 1 or equivalent, or Honours 2a or equivalent.

Main contact:
Professor W.R.C. Phillips,
Mathematics, H38
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Vic 3122, AUSTRALIA
+61-3-9214-8286; wphillips[ at ]

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[UK] PhD Studentship in Structural Engineering, Loughborough University

Loughborough University International PhD Studentship in Structural Engineering Department of Civil and Building Engineering

Applications are invited for an international doctoral studentship in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Structures Group, leading to the award of a PhD degree. The studentship is open to UK/EU students as well as to international students. Fees could be paid at the international student rate for exceptional candidates.

In addition, a £12,300 per annum tax free stipend for living expenses will be paid to the successful candidate. Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering or related disciplines. Informal enquiries can be made either to Professor Mohammed Raoof (01509 222610) or email: M.Raoof[ at ] , or to Dr Jamal El-Rimawi (01509-222609) or email: J.A.El-Rimawi[ at ]

Research topic available:
Shear strength of FRP plated reinforced concrete beams.

More information may be found at:

Applicants should complete the standard PhD application form available from this page and submit with supporting documents to: Ms Helen Newbold, Research Administrator, Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Email: H.Newbold[ at ]

Closing date: Monday, 18th February 2008.

Applicants who previously applied for this research project may re-apply again.

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[Australia] Tuition Fee Waivers for International Higher Degree Research Students, The University of Queensland

The School of Engineering, The University of Queensland, aims to strengthen its research quality and output by recruiting the best international students from around the world.

The School is waiving PhD tuition fees worth approximately $30,000 per year, for suitably qualified international students who undertake any of the specified research projects.

Conditions of eligibility for tuition fee waiver

The student must have a four-year Bachelor of Engineering/Science degree with at least the equivalent of Honours, Class 1.
The student must have sufficient English language proficiency at the time of enrolment to meet the University’s entry requirements (IETLS: 6.5 overall, with 6 in writing).
The student must be enrolled 100% through the School of Engineering.
The principal supervisor must fund a full stipend at least equivalent to the current APA rate.
The principal supervisor must have sufficient research funds available to pay all laboratory costs, provide the student with a new personal computer/laptop and pay for attendance at an international conference.
The student must be selected through a competitive process.
The fee waiver is for a maximum of 3.5 years
The student must apply for an IPRS/Endeavour Scholarship or other similar support.
All cases need to be approved by the Head of School.

Prospective students are invited to contact the supervising researcher directly to discuss project/s of interest or the School’s postgraduate administration officer, Ms Marilyn Wilckens.

Marilyn Wilckens
Phone: + 61 7 3365 4202

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