Join a PhD program spanning two continents

UQIDAR will attract the best global talent, including high-achieving students, academics, researchers and scientists to work on goal-directed, cross-disciplinary grand challenges – challenges of interest to Australia, India and the global community.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

IITD is a city within itself. It aims to foster gifted leaders and generate new knowledge through cutting-edge research. Surrounded by gardens, student accommodation, and sporting fields, IITD has a supportive campus culture and offers a lively student experience.

Living in Delhi

IITD is located in New Delhi, India’s capital city and seat of government and diplomacy. Delhi is steeped in history, boasts a vibrant food and shopping scene, as well as a rich cultural and events calendar.

The University of Queensland (UQ)

Ranked in the world’s top 50 universities, UQ has a reputation built on research and boasts state-of-the-art facilities. UQ’s St Lucia campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. UQ has clubs and societies, museums, and events to ensure your university life is as full as you want it to be.

Living in Brisbane

Safe, friendly and fun – it’s easy to love living in Brisbane. Brisbane is home to people from more than 200 nationalities, who speak 220 languages. Find the perfect balance between a big-city lifestyle, natural beauty and 300 days of sunshine.

What our students say

Find out what UQIDAR students have to say about the student experience at The University of Queensland and life in Australia.

Student write-ups

Read stories about UQIDAR students’ experiences and the achievements they were able to accomplish from their work.


The annual UQIDAR Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition challenges PhD candidates to explain their 80,000 word thesis in 3 minutes. The 2021 event was held on Wednesday 29 September, 2021.