Call for Master and PhD Applications at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia



Macquarie University locates in the north of Greater Sydney with a very nice campus. It is about 20-25 minutes driving to the city/sowntown (19 kms, map).



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- Successful applicants will receive the tax-free scholarship of about $28,579 per annum (2021 rate) PLUS free tuition fee of 3 years for a PhD, or 2 years for Master Research (MRes).

- A PhD student enrolled in an overseas university can apply for the cotutelle PhD program at Macquarie. A successful applicant can receive scholarship with the same rate of about $28,579 per annum (2021 rate) for 1-2 years. After graduation, the student can be awarded PhD degrees from both the overseas home university and Macquarie University respectively.

- An applicant from China can also apply for CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) scholarship. If granted, Macquaire covers tuition fee (about $45k+/year) and both CSC and Macquarie will provide stipend ($28,579 per annum) for the entire program.



- A good background in any of computer science (CS), information technology (IT), information system (IS), mathematics or electronic engineering (EE) is necessary. Background in other desciplines would be welcome too if relevant to the research project.

- A PhD scholarship applicant should have a 2 years (or more) Master research degree with 50% (or more) research compoment before study commencement at MQ.

- Research paper(s) published or accepted for publication would be valuable for scholarship application.

- Activities, such as receiving prize(s)/award(s)/medal(s)/scholarship(s) is value-added to scholarship application.

- For admission to the PhD program, an international applicant needs an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS, or overall 83 in TOEFL iBT, or overall 58 in PTE. This requirement is waived if you have obtained a Bachelor or Master degree from an English-speaking country, e.g., Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia etc.



You may find useful information for application at



- for international applicants

- for demostic applicants

More information can be found at

Candidates with interest please send your CV and transcripts to Prof. Yan Wang ( as soon as possible.


Prof. Yan Wang
Department of Computing
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109

Tel: +61-2-9850-9539
Fax: +61-2-9850-9551
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