We are looking for talented students planning a PhD in astrophysics or cosmology. The University of Melbourne is engaged in cutting edge research in observational and theoretical astrophysics, including CubeSats, state of the art simulations of the early Universe, LIGO data analysis, high-redshift galaxies, the cosmic microwave background, and 21cm observations. The group also hosts nodes in two research centres, OzGRAV and ASTRO-3D.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as #1 in Australia and #32 in the world (THE World Rankings 2017-18). Our research helps solve challenges the world is facing today and into the future. We’re tightly connected with our communities, at home and around the globe – a connection that enriches our learning, teaching and research.
The University of Melbourne offers an unsurpassed learning experience on an urban campus located on the edge of downtown Melbourne. Melbourne, a bustling metropolis of around 5 million people, frequently stars on lists of the most liveable cities in the world.
PhD scholarships come with a stipend of AUD$30,000 (2018). For more information about Melbourne’s PhD program see the Faculty of Science link below. Exceptional candidates will also be considered for named scholarships such as the Goldsworthy scholarship that come with additional funds.
Applicants should submit an Expression of Interest through the link, which should include a statement of your research interests, CV, transcripts if possible, and two reference letters by Aug 1 (this deadline is for international students). Successful candidates will be supported through the formal Univ. of Melbourne application process.