Dynamic soft matter materials PhD scholarship

Dynamic soft matter materials Ph.D. scholarship

Students are advised to join the multinational research team based at QUT and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany in research advanced reprogrammable material design.

Each successful applicant will get to complete their Ph.D. in the field of organic photochemistry for advanced reprogrammable material design. Based on our Science and Engineering Faculty, you will also spend time at our research hub at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.

Why Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) should be an option

The academic education institution was said to have started all the way back in 1825. Today’s structure of KIT is the result of the coming together of the Technical University of Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe Research Center in 2009. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association.” As the only German university of excellence with a national large-scale research sector, we offer our students, researchers, and employees unique learning, teaching, and working conditions.

As a University of Excellence, KIT strengthens excellent research, maintains an intensive dialog with society, and offers reliable career paths.KIT is the only German university of excellence that combines a long university tradition with large-scale national research.

Presently, more than 9000 people are working at KIT, of which more than half are conducting research in a broad range of disciplines from natural sciences to engineering, to economics, to the humanities and social sciences making KIT one of the largest science institutions in Europe. Apart from an excellent academic education and cutting-edge research, innovation is the main focus. KIT does not only create and impart knowledge for society and the environment, they also use this knowledge to develop applications for industry. It is their goal to help manage global challenges facing humankind by pioneering research contributions in the areas of energy, mobility, and information. Doing this, they attach high importance to permanent contact and exchange with society.

Now, why you should study at QUT

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a real-world focus. Their engagement and grounded approach to education and research is highly valued and trusted by employers, government and business.

QUT is committed to providing real-world learning experiences and research solutions across a broad range of fields and our courses are in high demand. QUT’s strengths include award-winning teaching, relevant research that benefits the community, a commitment to entrepreneurship and creativity, high student satisfaction, and excellent graduate employment outcomes.

And to end this, QUT prepares you for tomorrow as an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip students and graduates with the skills they’ll need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged World.


The scholarship will award the following benefits to scholars

  • A minimum of $27,171 per year, for 3 years
  • A QUT tuition fee sponsorship (for international students only)

To be Eligible

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Ph.D. program, which are the same requirements for the scholarship;

  • Applicants must make sure to meet the entry and English language requirements (an IELTS score of 6.5 or above if English is not your first language)
  • You need to find a supervisor
  • Applicants must prepare their supporting documents
  • Make sure you complete your research proposal.
  • If you’re applying in the annual scholarship round, it may take longer to receive your outcome. Make sure you check the eligibility and dates for applying for a research scholarship.

How to Apply

Applicants are to submit their application (one PDF file) by email to Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik via; https://www.qut.edu.au/about/our-people/academic-profiles/christopher.barnerkowollik

Application to be submitted by applicants must include the following;

  • A cover letter including your motivation for applying
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Full academic transcript
  • Two detailed letters of reference (including one from the supervisor of your research thesis).

Note;  The scholarship will remain open until filled.

For more information on the scholarship, kindly visit the official website at; https://www.qut.edu.au/study/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/dynamic-soft-matter-materials-phd-scholarship

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