Through the UQIDAR joint-PhD program, you can receive a scholarship to study at two leading universities – The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IITD) – on multidisciplinary projects.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be offered a jointly badged PhD degree from both UQ and IITD You will be expected to undertake some amount of coursework. Candidature will be a maximum of four years in all disciplines.


As a student of the joint-PhD program, you will:

  • gain a qualification from two leading institutions
  • receive a generous scholarship
  • be able to take advantage of world-class facilities and resources
  • benefit from dual supervision
  • obtain a truly global qualification
  • spend part of your PhD in Australia and in India

The collaboration will involve strong industry linkages, whereby from year two, industry will be involved in supporting PhD students.