Student Opportunities for Higher Degree Research Education
The Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) provides opportunities for students to pursue a research qualification in world class facilities under the guidance of internationally acclaimed scientists, using the latest gene technology.
We seek highly motivated students wanting to pursue a career in plant biotechnology. We value students from diverse backgrounds and acknowledge that these different backgrounds contribute to the vibrant intellectual environment. Students from all around the world are welcome. Currently 85% of our postgraduate students are from overseas!
The ACPFG Higher Degree Research Education program is run by the Education Manager, Dr Monica Ogierman.
Location and courses
ACPFG consists in part of Universities in Australia and these universities are referred to as ACPFG nodes. These ACPFG nodes collectively offer unique research opportunities to choose from. The largest central node is based in Adelaide, South Australia.
ACPFG offers both postgraduate research studies (Masters and PhD degree) and undergraduate research studies (Honours Degree) in conjunction with universities associated with ACPFG nodes. There is a special program for bioinformatics students.
We also offer Undergraduate Student Internships (also known as our Summer Scholarship Program) for students living locally to an ACPFG node and International Student Internships for overseas international students wanting to gain work experience with us.
Students wanting to pursue a research degree (Honours, Masters or PhD) must:
It's important to know that requirements for admission differ among the nodes and their associated universities, so you will need to investigate this. There are additional requirements such as English Proficiency that international students must meet, to gain entry into Australian universities.
All students are required to have a source of funding (a living allowance). In addition, international students are also required to cover the cost of university tuition fees.
Students who are not self-funded will need to obtain funds via a scholarship.
Scholarships can be sourced from universities associated with ACPFG nodes. ACPFG also offers PhD, Honours and Summer Scholarships. Scholarships can also be sourced externally, such a student's home county or from various organisations.