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Scholarship details

2022 HDR Scholarship - Geotechnical Engineering PhD Scholarship

Status: Closed

Applications open: 8/01/2022
Applications close: 5/03/2022

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About this scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the mining industry in collaboration with the Geotechnical Engineering Group of Curtin University led by Professor Mohamed Shahin. The purpose of the fund is to provide an eco-friendly, sustainable, and innovative cementation treatment methods, including bio-cementation and geopolymerization, for improving the performance of mining by-product materials in mining infrastructure applications.

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Engineering courses
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

The successful candidate shall receive a stipend valued at $30,000 per annum, tax-free. The duration of the scholarship is three years. If the successful candidate is an international student, the scholarship will cover the tuition fees for the duration of the award.

Scholarship Details


Higher Degree by Research: PhD – Civil Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree (H1 or First-Class Honours) in Civil Engineering or related fields.
  • English language proficiency (refer to the English language requirements in Curtin University website).
  • Knowledge or master’s degree in relevant research field including publications is desirable.

Application process

Send an expression of interest (one page) together with your CV (including publication works and two academic referees), English testing score (international applicants only) and transcripts of academic record via email to Professor Mohamed Shahin (

Enrolment Requirements

Recipient of the scholarship must complete milestone 1 within 6 months of enrolment and remains enrolled on a full-time basis for the duration of the scholarship.


Professor Mohamed Shahin

School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth WA, Australia

Phone: +61-8-9266 1822


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