PhD International Scholarships in Developing a Point-of-Care Field Effect Transistor, Australia

If you are seeking to advance your career in bioengineering and are interested in nanotechnology, the University of South Australia is offering an opportunity to apply for the PhD Scholarships in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Through this research degree project, you will receive advanced training in solid-state biosensing and microfluidics and benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities available at the Future Industries Institute bioengineering labs. The project will also provide you with excellent learning opportunities in commercialization.


Excellent chance for overseas students in Australia.

The University of South Australia is a public research institution. It is ranked 326th in the QS Global World Rankings 2022. Its mission is to help rural communities grow and stay strong by giving the current and future workforce evidence-based, targeted learning opportunities.

Why study at the University of South Australia? The University of South Australia is committed to educating and preparing global learners from all backgrounds, giving them professional skills and knowledge and the ability and motivation to keep learning throughout their lives. It is a globally connected and involved university with teaching and research that are creative and adventurous and are based on industry needs.

Application Deadline: Applications will close on Friday, 3rd June.

Brief Description

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


  • Eligible Countries: Applications are accepted from around the world.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD Project in Developing a Point-of-Care Field Effect Transistor biosensing platform for predicting adverse birth outcomes through finger-prick blood.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the given criteria:
  • This project is open to application from domestic and international applicants.
  • A merit selection process will be used to determine the successful candidate. The successful applicant is expected to study full-time and be based at our Mawson Lakes campus in the north of Adelaide.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applications must be lodged online. Start your application by clicking the ‘BEGIN’ button. For further support see a step-by-step guide on how to apply, or contact the Graduate Research team at +61 8 8302 5880, option 1 or email us at You will receive a response within one working day.
  • Supporting Documents: Submit cover letter, resume, CV, research proposal, and other relevant documents.
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have an Honours degree or a Bachelor’s degree with Honours of at least class 2a standard in an appropriate discipline; or a relevant master’s degree.
  • Language Requirement: All international students must meet their English language requirements to be eligible for entry into a research degree.


The project is funded for reasonable research expenses. Additionally, a living allowance scholarship of $28,854 per annum is available to eligible applicants. A fee offset or waiver for the standard term of the program is also included.

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