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Why choose the Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health Centre for your postgraduate Masters or PhD degree?

The Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health Centre conducts both basic and applied research across a broad range of areas that link grain biology, nutrition and economics to improve human health. We are committed to conducting high quality research for high impact scientific and human health outcomes.

What are the requirements for a PhD at the Grains for Health Centre?

We seek highly motivated students with a first class honours degree (or equivalent degree with a research component) or a high score (>80%) in a Masters (research) degree in one of the following fields:

  • Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Plant Biology/Biotechnology
  • Domestic PhD Student Applications

    Australia or New Zealand* citizens or Australian permanent residents wanting to do a PhD at the Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health Centre, please use the link below to complete an application form. This form is an application for both admission into the Centre program and for a possible Centre Scholarship.

    If you are accepted into the Centre, please be aware you must also apply for (and gain) admission into The University of Adelaide. If your application is accepted by the Centre, Grains for Health will support your application to the University.

    *New Zealand permanent residents are classified as international students and so need to use the application form for international PhD students (see below).

    Domestic Student Application Form

    When applying, please ensure you provide all requested information and documents.
    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • International PhD Student Applications

    The Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health Centre is a multicultural research facility attracting researchers from all over the world. We welcome applications from international students and you can use the link below to complete an application form.

    All postgraduate research studies at the Centre are undertaken as students enrolled at the University of Adelaide. If you are accepted into the Centre, please be aware you must also apply for (and gain) admission into the University of Adelaide.

    Please also be aware that Centre Scholarships for international students do not cover university tuition fees. International students will therefore be asked to apply for a University scholarship to cover this cost. Our staff will support you in this endeavour.

    If English is not your native language, you are required by the University of Adelaide to submit an internationally recognised English Language Proficiency Certificate, such as IELTS or TOEFL. This is the case even if English was the language used in one of your degrees.

    The process for international students applying for a PhD position at the Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health and the University of Adelaide is shown below.

    International Student Application Form

    When applying, please ensure you provide all requested information and documents.
    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Support can be found at the University of Adelaide International Student Centre.

Applications Process

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If you have any further queries please contact Grains for Health by email or phone +61 8 8313 3266.

Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health
Address

Molecular Life Sciences building
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 3266
accgh@adelaide.edu.au