PhD Scholarship

PhD Scholarship - Network Information Theory and Index Coding

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is offering a full PhD scholarship to both domestic and international applicants. The PhD candidate is to conduct research in the areas of network information theory and index coding. The candidate will by supervised by Dr Lawrence Ong.


Applicants are required to have achieved honours class one or have other equivalent research based qualifications. The applicant is also expected to have good knowledge in digital communications and coding theory, a strong foundation in mathematics and be able to satisfy the University's English proficiency policy.

Scholarship Details

The scholarship meets the full tuition fees and overseas student health cover costs for a period of three years, as well as a relocation allowance (up to AUD 1,520). It also provides a tax-free living allowance of AUD 26,288 per annum (2016 rate, indexed annually). All University of Newcastle students have access to a minimum of AUD 1,500 per annum for research-related expenses and are issued a new laptop on their commencement. The successful candidate may also apply for a six-month extension to the scholarship on research-related grounds.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are to email the following materials all in one single PDF file to Dr Ong with the subject line "PhD application (network information theory)":

  1. A cover letter indicating the applicant's research interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. List of publications (if any)
  4. Academic transcripts (stating the grade obtained for each subject taken)
  5. A URL link to theses (bachelor's degree and/or master's degree)
  6. Evidence of satisfying the University of Newcastle's English Language proficiency policy (see Requirements)

Contact: Dr Lawrence Ong

Email: (click to reveal email)

Telephone: +61 2 4921 5385

This position will remain open until filled