There are two PhD pathways to consider: i-students and q-students.
Indian nationals and international applicants (with citizenship other than Australia), will be considered for admission as i-students. i-students will spend their first year of study at IITD before completing one year (or more) at UQ. They would then complete the remainder of their studies at IITD.
Australian domestic students will be considered for admission as q-students. q-students will spend their first year of study at UQ before completing one year (or more) at IITD.
Applicants must meet the following requirements for consideration for entry into the joint PhD program.
UQIDAR has a wide range of research projects available. When applications open, you can search for available projects here. You can apply for up to two projects in each application round.
You will be asked to upload the following compulsory supporting documents when you submit your online application.
- Academic CV
- Award/Degree certificates for all completed post-secondary study, including the institution logo and date awarded. If you have not received a copy of your certificate at the time of application, please provide an official letter from your institution stating that you have met award requirements.
- Academic transcript or consolidated mark sheets for all post-secondary study undertaken, complete or incomplete, including the institution, program, results for every course studied, grading scale, institution logo and date.
- Evidence for meeting English language proficiency requirements. If you have completed an English language test within two years of the commencement date of the UQIDAR PhD Program, please upload your test results. • Contact details for at least two referees from persons who can best comment on your prior research experience. UQ will contact your referees directly, but you will need to enter their details into the application form.
- Scanned copies of all competitive entrance tests that you have undertaken including in JEE, GATE, UGC-NET, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DST-INSPIRE, GRE etc.
- Other documentation, originals or certified copies, may be required depending on your individual circumstances
If any of your documentation is in a language other than English, UQIDAR will require a copy of the original language document and an officially translated copy. Internationally, one of UQ’s International Educational Representatives may be able to help you organise document translation and certification Please note, scanned documentation should meet the following criteria:
- All pages of the document have been scanned before they are submitted. If the original has information on both sides, ensure you scan back and front. Many academic transcripts have information on the reverse side including grading scales which we may need to see.
- Scanned documents can be uploaded in the following formats: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, zip and the basic Microsoft Office file formats.
- The total file size of all documents combined must be no larger than 25.0MB. If you need to upload larger files, contact us.
- All pages (back and front) of your academic transcript and your award certificate must be certified.
Submit your application
When applications open, please apply online using our online application form.
Please note, we are not able to consider applications submitted after the deadline and we reserve the right to consider complete applications only. Applicants can apply for up to two projects in their application form. Only one application form can be submitted per applicant.
What happens next?
Your application will then be shortlisted based on your eligibility, your background and your Statement of Purpose.
- Stage 1: Supervisor shortlisting: Your application will be sent to supervisors for review. If you are shortlisted for their project, the supervisory team will ask you to participate in a skype or telephone interview with supervisors from UQ and IITD.
- Stage 2: Committee shortlisting: The committee will then further shortlist applicants. If you are shortlisted by the committee you will be asked to submit a formal application in UQ’s online application system by Sunday 8 November, 2020. You will then be invited to participate in an interview with the Academy Joint Admissions Sub-committee (AJAS) and a written test, which will include an assessment of ability to critically assess a research paper.
When will I know if my application is successful?
You can expect to hear the outcome of your application in line with these application timelines.