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PhD Studentships in Developing Novel Genetic Disease Models for Dementia, Australia

Considering a career in neuroscience and dementia research? Then, this may be the opportunity for you! Macquarie University has decided to award students PhD Studentships in Developing Novel Genetic Disease Models for Dementia in Australia for the academic year 2022-2023.

Exclusively made available to Australian national students only, this studentship will cover a tuition fee offset and a living allowance stipend worth $28,854 per annum. Eligible candidates will have a completed Honours degree in Biological/Medical Science and relevant research experience and skills.

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This exciting opportunity will help you fulfill your dream of studying at Macquarie University  by providing the award of $28,854.

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Ranked 195th in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, Macquarie University is a public research university. It has achieved an overall score of 4.5 stars and aims to serve and engage the students and staff through transformative learning and life experiences.

Why choose to study at Macquarie University? Macquarie University is an institute that provides first-class facilities, highly skilled graduates, and excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching. It is globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities and prepares students for the future and encourages and supports them to develop practical skills to get better career opportunities.

Application Deadline: The application pathway for this studentship will be live till 30th June 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Macquarie University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: $28,854
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Australia.


  • Eligible Countries: Australian national students can apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for a PhD programmes to study the Developing Novel Genetic Disease Models for Dementia at Macquarie University.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be Australian citizens or hold a permanent residency to be considered.
  • The applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.


How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students need to complete the OnlineHDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System. All eligible applicants will be considered.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Grading scale
  • CV
  • Passport copy
  • Research proposal
  • Two academic referee reports
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have completed an Honours in Biological/Medical Science (or equivalent).
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 6.5
  • TOEFL-iBT – 83
  • PTE Academic – 58
  • Duolingo – 115
  • C1A – 180
  • C2P – 180


Successfully selected PhD candidates by Macquarie University will be provided a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend at a full-time stipend rate of $28,854 per annum.

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