We are always looking for top calibre people for entry into postgraduate research degree programs (masters by research and doctor of philosophy courses). We offer a wide range of projects in all the areas listed under our research pages, spanning the research spectrum from highly application-oriented to fundamental investigations of phenomena and techniques.

Projects can be tailored to the student’s background, skills and interests: among others, mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, and anatomy and physiology.

Section 1. Contacts

For questions about particular research areas, please visit our People page and email the relevant academic directly.

If you want to express general interest for postgraduate research at OBEL please contact Professor David Sampson.

Section 2. Graduate Research and Scholarships Office

At UWA, the administration of most graduate research degrees and scholarships is centralised through the Graduate Research and Scholarships Office. Extensive information on postgraduate courses, projects, supervision, procedures and scholarships is available on their website.

Section 3. Scholarships

Domestic and international scholarships are available from the scholarships website.

0.1. 2015 Domestic Postgraduate Research Scholarships Round

Open: 1 August 2014

Close: 31 October 2014

0.2. 2015 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) Application Round 2

Open: 6 January 2015

Close: 6 March 2015

Section 4. Current scholarship opportunity: Forrest Research Foundation’s PhD Scholarships

Applications are now open for Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships to attract the best domestic and international students to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at a Western Australian university as part of a package valued at over AUD$45,000 per annum for up to four years. This includes an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) valued at $25,849 in 2015; a Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship valued at over $19,000 in 2015; and a research travel allowance of $13,000. International students will also receive and International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) to cover the cost of tuition fees and health cover.

Details of the application process are on the Forrest Foundation Scholarships listing on the UWA Scholarships database. All applicants for Forrest Research Foundation  Scholarships at UWA will need to read the Information for Applicants and complete the online Forrest Foundation Scholarship application form.

Domestic applicants will also need to submit the UWA domestic Application for Postgraduate Study form and the Supplementary Form for Graduate Research at to the Graduate Research and Scholarships Office at UWA.

International applicants should also complete an online application in the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) Round 2 for 2015 through the UWA iAthena online application system.

Applications close on Friday 6 March 2015.

1) Further information for International Students

If you are interested in applying to work with OBEL as an international student, or if you would like information regarding the University and living in Perth, please view the International Office page. This and other related UWA web pages will provide you with comprehensive information on the University and its research programs, as well as details on Perth city, accommodation, the university community and general requirements for international students.