Applications are invited for Ph.D. Scholarship Opportunity in Green Accounting for Domestic as well as International students to study in Australia. This is a 3-year Ph.D. program of research at the Hawkesbury Institute for the environment, investigating opportunities and benefits associated with urban tree and shrub plantings under future climates.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.

Eligible Nationalities: Applications are open to international candidates as well as Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

Eligibility Criteria: Relevant professional experience in the broad area of horticulture, agriculture or forestry will be viewed favorably. As a minimum, the successful applicant should:

  • Hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications.
  • Demonstrate research experience in ecological data analyses with a plant or invertebrate biology focus.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have relevant fieldwork experience.
  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level in laboratory and field environments.
  • International applicants must also demonstrate a high-level of English language proficiency.

Method of Application: 

  1. Contact Professor Sally Power ( to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.
  2. Complete the scholarship application form
  3. Compile your CV, contact information for two referees and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims.
  4. Ensure all documentation is certified according to Western Sydney University requirements.
  5. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the Graduate Research School as follows:
  • Use the email subject line: Application_2018_070_HIE
  • Submit to
  • All attached documents must be submitted as PDF.
  • In the body of your email, include your full name, your student ID (if you are a current or previous Western Sydney University student) and the full title of the scholarship/project.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Please contact the Graduate Research School via email at for more information.

Application Form

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 18, 2018