Curtin Malaysia offering PhD scholarships to qualified postgraduate research candidates

Miri – 6 February 2020 – The Curtin Malaysia Graduate School and Office of Research and Development at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) are inviting interested and qualified candidates to apply for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Research Scholarships to conduct research in the fields of engineering, sciences, business and humanities under the 2020 Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate Research Scheme (CMPRS 2020).

A total of RM1.5 million has budgeted for the scheme, which is mainly for PhD students and includes a 3-year tuition fee waiver and a monthly stipend of RM2,100 in addition to other benefits such as funding for consumables and attending conferences.

All research will be conducted under the supervision of experienced supervisors at Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science, Faculty of Business and Faculty of Humanities, and monitored by the Curtin Malaysia Graduate School, which was established in 2015 to advance and promote postgraduate education and assist in the growth of a vibrant research culture at Curtin Malaysia.

Candidates holding Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) by Research, bachelor’s degrees with first class honours or master’s degrees with significant research experience are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be notified following screening of all applicants.

PhD programmes at Curtin Malaysia usually take at least three years of research study and candidates are expected to uncover new knowledge through the discovery of new facts, the formulation of new theories, or innovative interpretation of known data and established ideas. It is also expected that the results from a doctoral research study are publishable in reputable academic journals.

Interested candidates can find admission procedures and other eligibility criteria on the Curtin Malaysia Graduate School’s website at

Completed applications with supporting documents are to be submitted by email to the Curtin Malaysia Graduate School at on or before 6 March 2020.

For more information or assistance in completing applications, contact Administration Officer Florence Singa at the Curtin Malaysia Graduate School (, Faculty of Engineering and Science Associate Dean of R&D Associate Professor Agus Saptoro (, Faculty of Business Dean of R&D Dr. Joseph Sia Kee Ming (, or Faculty of Humanities Acting Associate Dean of R&D Murali Krishnan (

Curtin Malaysia is Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, and like its Australian parent, is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning its research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to take advantage of PhD Research Scholarships.