- Academic training and grades;
- Research experience;
- English language proficiency.
For advice on how to convince an IMB Lab Head to be your Principal Advisor see How do I select an IMB postgraduate advisor?
The majority of (if not all) postgraduate applicants require some form of scholarship support. This support includes a postgraduate stipend scholarship to cover living expenses (~AUD$24k/y), and in the case of international applicants a fee scholarship to cover UQ postgraduate training fees (~AUD$30k/y). Some applicants may apply for scholarships from overseas governments, and/or various international funding agencies (i.e. see Scholarships & Awards), while others will be dependent on the UQ Graduate School. Whatever the program, only the most competitive applicants are likely to be successful, with many eligible but less competitive applicants being unsuccessful.
- Excellent academic grades in relevant subjects.
- Highly relevant research training experience.
- Superb references from highly qualified and experienced referees.
- Authored publications in peer reviewed scientific journals.
- Authorship on scientific posters at scientific conferences.
- Achievement awards and/or prizes.
- Extended research experience, through industry/government/academic placements.
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