PhD Scientia Scholarship in Quantum Communications via Space at UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

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Application deadline: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018

A well-funded UNSW Scientia Scholarship is available in a theoretical PhD project to study quantum communication via space (satellites). The scholarship is fully funded for 4 years, covers all university tuition fees, carries a paid annual stipend of $40k, and an additional research/travel budget of up to $10k per year (all AU$). This is open to applicants from any nationality.

Project Detail: Quantum communication via low-orbit satellites offers up a paradigm shift in telecommunications. This emerging technology will also lead us into the development of the global quantum internet. This research area was given a large boost recently with the launch of the World's first quantum satellite by China. In this PhD project we will leverage optical quantum communications to deliver novel long-range quantum communication protocols. The research offers the PhD candidate the opportunity to pursue an exciting technology frontier that is positioned at the interface of advanced quantum physics and satellite-based communications. You will be joining a team of four other PhD students already working on this topic.

Scientia scholarships are very competitive and applicants are expected to have a first class academic record from a good university and show exceptional promise for carrying out research. A minimum to be competitive is usually a first class honours degree (or its equivalent) in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics from a ranked top-200 university (or top in country) and at least one peer-reviewed publication. Some experience in quantum physics (e.g. a thesis project) would be ideal, but not necessary.

Details of how to apply are here: (to be considered you must register your interest through this link) -

Further Information:

School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

UNSW Graduate Research:

UNSW English Requirements: (candidates who cannot meet these requirements will not be considered)

Contact UNSW PhD Supervisor:
Robert Malaney, Email:, Tel +61 2 9385 6580