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Airport Pavement Scholarship

Accepting applications until suitable candidate found

Scholarship Code


Open to

Domestic and International Students

HDR Program

Doctor of Philosophy

Study area

Engineering, planning and science

Scholarship includes

Living stipend and Tuition fee offset scholarship for 3 years with the possibility of a 6-month extension in approved circumstances. Includes Overseas Student Health Cover (single cover only) for maximum 57 months for international students and a relocation allowance to the maximum of $2000.

Stipend value

AU$35,000 per annum, paid in fortnightly instalments

Study Load

Must remain enrolled on a full-time basis


The Airport Pavement Research Program (APRP) performs industry funded research into a broad range of topics associated with airport pavement engineering and science. The scholarship aims to improve the understanding of management and maintenance of airport pavements, specifically the life cycles of asphalt pavement surfaces.

Applicants can also choose to nominate their own topic related to airport pavement engineering, but acceptance of alternate topics will be at the discretion of UniSC’s academic supervisor. Applicants are encouraged to discuss any alternate research topics with UniSC’s nominated point of contact (Dr Greg White) prior to submitting their application.

APRP Scholarship – Asphalt Ageing

This scholarship will allow a domestic or international student study for a PhD in engineering by researching the calibration of accelerated laboratory asphalt and binder ageing protocols to field ageing. This will likely include laboratory testing, field work on airports and desk-top analysis of existing data sets. The work will be presented in a thesis, and it is expected that multiple journal and conference publications will flow from the research findings.

Ideal Candidate

A motivated individual that can work with minimal supervision to achieve high quality research outputs in a professional manner. With high English proficiency and sound written communication skills, an engineering graduate with a masters or other research experience in a related field is highly desirable.


  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • High English language proficiency
Selection criteria

Standard Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Academic Achievement
  • Criterion 2: Research Capability

Project Specific Criteria

  • Criterion 3: Relevant industry experience
Eligible programs
Number available


For questions or to submit your Expression of Interest, please contact Dr Greg White.


How to apply

This will be a two-stage application process:

Stage 1 - Expression of Interest:

  • Download and complete the USC Research Scholarship (USCRS) application form.
  • Email your Expression of Interest (EOI) to the contact person and attach:
    • USCRS application form
    • Cover letter
    • Current CV
  • The scholarship panel will review the EOI. If shortlisted, you will be invited for interview.
  • The preferred applicant will be invited to formally apply for HDR program and Scholarship.

Stage 2 - Formal application (only if you have been invited to apply)

  • Read the important information on How to Apply for a HDR Program at UniSC.
  • Submit your USCRS application form as a supporting document when submitting your HDR Program application.

*scholarship offer is subject to applicant meeting the eligibility requirements for entry into a higher degree by research program at UniSC.