Curtin University Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD Scholarship 2017, Australia

Curtin University


December 31, 2016


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Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD Scholarship

Applications for BCEC PhD Scholarships are invited from research students in the field of applied economic and social research, including but not restricted to quantitative modelling, economic, social and health policy research, applied econometrics, public policy or economic geography, leading to the award of a PhD degree in Curtin Business School at Curtin University.

Student type

  • Future Students


  • Curtin Business School

Course type

  • Postgraduate Research


Non-gender specific


  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • International students

Scholarship base

  • Merit Based

Maximum number awarded



These scholarships provide an attractive stipend of $36,093 per annum (an enhancement of 33.3% on the standard Australian Postgraduate Awards stipend)per annum tax free for up to a maximum duration of three and a half years.  

Scholarships are funded by Bankwest and Curtin University to support and foster the further development of world-class applied economic research on issues of relevance to Western Australia and nationally.  

Eligible courses

Suitable topics for PhD scholars can fall under one of the following general themes, which represent the Centre's areas of research focus:

  • Income and wealth
  • Productivity and innovation
  • Education and skills
  • Participation and employment
  • Population, ageing and retirement
  • Gender and diversity
  • Health, wellbeing and disadvantage
  • Housing pathways and affordability
  • Cities and regions
  • Policy evaluation
  • Tax and welfare
  • Trade and industry

Candiates are welcome to discuss potential research topics with the Centre Director or Centre researchers.

Eligibility criteria

  • have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded as having an equivalent level of attainment;not hold a Research Doctorate degree or an equivalent research qualification; and
  • not previously have held an Australian Government-funded postgraduate research scholarship, unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments commencing; and

  • not be receiving an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the award stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule.

  • Curtin requires all students to demonstrate competency in English. For a list of approved English Qualifications and for further information, please refer to the qualifications accepted as satisfying Curtin's minimum English entry requirements [.pdf] or contact the University Admission Centre by email on

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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December 14, 2016