Application Process

The admissions process will occur twice a year:

  • in April-May (for a July commencement) and;
  • in October- November (for a January commencement).

Prospective students will apply to collaborative research projects developed by academics at UQ and IITD. Each project will have at least one supervisor at UQ and at least one supervisor at IITD. These projects will be available at the time candidates apply to the program. These projects are advertised on this website to attract potential PhD candidates.

All applicants will be expected to apply through an online admissions portal.

As part of their application, applicants must upload transcripts and any other required results, a full academic CV, statement of purpose in response to the project(s) that they have selected (SOPs), publications, referee reports and other relevant material that may be needed by the applications process. In addition, applicants who wish to be considered as i-students will need to upload relevant competitive exam scores (GATE, UGC-NET, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DST-INSPIRE, etc).

As part of the applications process, applicants may choose up to three (3) projects.

Applicants who have completed their qualifying degree in India or Australia will be considered for admission as i-students and a-students, respectively. International applicants (with citizenship outside India and Australia) may apply for admission as i-students, according to specified criteria.

a-student projects will only be available for Australian domestic students.

Based on their own assessments, some (or all) of these applicants for each project will be interviewed by the UQ and IITD supervisors of the project.

Shortlisted applicants (both i-students and a-students) will undergo a written test and a joint interview with the Academy Joint Admissions Sub-committee (AJAS).

For i-students, this will be conducted in person at IITD. Video-conferencing technology will be used for international i-student applicants and a-students.

Successful applicants will be issued an offer letter by the UQIDAR.

Offers will always be ‚Äúconditional offers of candidature‚ÄĚ. These conditional offers will only be confirmed subject to receipt of original certified transcripts and further documentary evidence as requested by the UQIDAR.