The Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance brings together a diverse range of endeavours that go far beyond our PhD programs, dual masters and Global Energy Institute activities. Here’s the latest news.

  • Collaborative PhD Scholarships 2018

    Opportunities for Fully Funded Collaborative PhD Scholarships 2018

    Global Universities, Global impact. A unique opportunity to study in the UK and Australia

    Applications are Open with an Application deadline of 10 January 2018.

    Our funded studentships offer a unique opportunity to undertake doctoral study with a truly international dimension. Successful candidates will undertake a 3 year PhD programme, spending two years (years 1 and 3) at the University of Aberdeen (home institution) and one year at Curtin University (year 2). Similar opportunities based at Curtin for 2 years with a year also spent at Aberdeen are being advertised by Curtin University. 12 collaborative PhD projects are already underway with both universities funding full scholarships for jointly enrolled students.

    Funding information

    • Successful applicants will be awarded a fee waiver and a living stipend of c. £14,500 per annum (RCUK rates) or AU c$27,082 (2018) per annum (Australian Government RTP scholarship base rate) for three years.
    • Candidates must be willing and able to spend the second year of their supervised period in Australia at Curtin University (failure to fulfil this requirement will result in termination of the joint PhD).
    • Travel expenses of up to £1,500 in total for both outward and inward bound flights to host institutions will be provided.

    For further information on available projects are available here

  • Writers get creative with alliance

    Curtin University and University of Aberdeen have formed a strong working alliance between their creative arts departments, resulting in an academic staff exchange program, planned dual postgraduate opportunities for students and the announcement of a student literary publication.