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Study Opportunities at ACAD

ACAD has several postgraduate projects by reseach for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a 1st Class Honours or MSc degree and high undergraduate academic record in any of the following areas: evolution, genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics chemistry/biochemistry, paleontology, archaeology, or anthropology)
  • Are highly motivated and enjoy independent and unusual research
  • An interest in evolution and natural history
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements
  • Must be an Australian/NZ citizen or permanet Australian resident or in the case of International Students, must apply for an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. This award covers stipends (a living allowance) and in some cases tuition fee waivers.

Closing date for applications is 31st August for International Students and 31st October for domestic students. Refer to relevant tabs above for further information about application requirements.
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in study at ACAD, please submit your expression of interest in writing and include your CV by email here.

International students are required to apply for an International Scholarship to be able to study in Australia. These scholarships are available to outstanding international students from any country, are highly competative and based on an excellent academic record, publications and any work experience. Prior to contacting our office, please read this website for information on how to apply. Both the Australian Department of Immigration and the University of Adelaide expect international applicants to meet English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. The ELP is based on high scores in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For further information please refer to the international website here.

Closing date for International Scholarships is 31st of August of each year (with mid-year rounds closing 31st January and 30th of April). The other alternative for international students to be able to study in Australia is to obtain sponsorship from their respective country.

Domestic Students (Australian/NZ citizens) are encouraged to apply for a Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS) (closing date is October 31st each year with a mid-year round closing 31st May each year), where applicable. Refer to this website for the application process >> The Australian Centre for Ancient DNA is able to provide alternative stipends in some cases should your RTPS application be unsuccessful. These are referred to as Divisional Scholarships. Eligibility usually requires a minimum of a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent and applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia prior to the closing date. Scholarships are offered on the basis of academic merit and Faculties may also consider area of research when selecting recipients. These scholarships share similar conditions to the RTPS. Scholarships provide a living allowance of approximately AUD$26,682(2017) tax free per annum for up to 3 years and indexed annually. Major Round Application Form | Conditions of Research Awards.

There are no position currently vacant

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