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Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No. 00213J S RI L ANKA – QUT J OINT PhD P ROGRAM University of Peradeniya Information Session Dr. Randike Gajanayake.

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1 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J S RI L ANKA – QUT J OINT PhD P ROGRAM University of Peradeniya Information Session Dr. Randike Gajanayake Science and Engineering Faculty Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

2 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Agenda Overview Fulfilling UGC requirements Fulfilling QUT requirements Contacting prospective supervisors at QUT Writing the proposal UGC application process QUT application process Questions

3 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Overview A joint venture between UGC and QUT Designed specifically for current staff members at ANY university in Sri Lanka Based on a collaborative cohort model of supervision. –This is to ensure student satisfaction –There will be a cohort coordinator –Students will attend cohort meetings –Will promote peer support QUT would like to admit a cohort of Sri Lankan academics each year for the next three years. Total = 30 to 45 academics supported by UGC. Supports any discipline.

4 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Joint PhD Model Two Universities AND a model. –Student is enrolled in both Universities from the start. –YEAR 1: Sri Lankan University (Stage 2, 3mths) –YEAR 2: QUT (Confirmation,12 mths). Living allowance = AUS $25,000 –YEAR 3/4: Sri Lankan University (Final Seminar) –QUT offers a tuition fee sponsorship for 3+ yrs. Supervision: –TWO QUT Supervisors (Principal and Associate) Plus ONE or TWO Sri Lankan Supervisors who are accredited as EXTERNAL supervisors. Student is examined using both Universities’ processes. Student receives two certificates with one (min) or both (preferable) noting the Joint program.

5 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R UGC Requirements 1.Hold a special degree with a 2 nd class upper division or above 2.You must be a permanent staff member of a Sri Lankan University 3.Must register as a PhD student at UoC or UoP 4.Must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual band score being less than 6.0

6 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R QUT Requirements QUT has a 3 year PhD from Admission to Submission but some students take up to 3.5 yrs. Examination process takes 3-6 months. –THUS the QUT PhD is 3-4 years. QUT’s dominant pathway for Admission to the PhD is Honours 1 or 2A OR Equivalent. Two key components of the case: Research skills development and Quality output/s.

7 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R QUT Path to a PhD

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9 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Assessment Admission Assessment is first Step Only. Second Step: Can appropriate Supervision be provided? –Is there a suitable and willing supervisory team at QUT? Third Step: Is the required infrastructure and support available? –How well does the proposed research fall under QUT’s research strategy

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11 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Proposal Be very clear and specific, –Nobody cares about the size of the proposal! A proposal, NOT a report! –Should reflect that you have done your homework! –Should reflect your understanding of the topic –Must be aligned with your capabilities/knowledge/skills (e.g., demonstrated through previous research work) – Must match your CV You are trying to convince someone that you are an asset to him/her OR the institution Must be a feasible project (i.e., a 3 yr PhD project)

12 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Structure of the Proposal Candidate: Study Program: Title: Keywords: Background and Significance of the research: –Concise (but thorough) literature review -> Identify a knowledge gap –Innovation? Benefits? OR simply, Why should this research be funded? Aims and objectives: –What do you aim to achieve? Time Frame proposed: –Must be realistic –Must identify important milestones References

13 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R UCG Application UGC application form available at: sri-lanka-qut-joint-split-phd-programme.htmlhttp://www.ugc.ac.lk/en/all-notices/1317-calling-for-applications-for-the- sri-lanka-qut-joint-split-phd-programme.html OR Go to: -> News & Events -> Special Events -> Calling for Applications for the Sri Lanka - QUT Joint Split PhD Programme Closing Date: 20 th May 2014 

14 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R QUT Application QUT application form available at: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/applying/phd-and-research- degree-applications/step-9-submit-your-application-to-qut OR Go to: -> Research-> PhDs and research degrees -> Apply for a research degree -> Submit your application to QUT No Closing date But, prepare application form and organise supporting documentation (including CV) Expected Start date is July 2014

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