Dear applicant

Thank you very much for your interest in doing a PhD at The University of Sydney. The Centre for Future Energy Networks in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, carries out high level research in the energy and power area. Associated with this we aim to attract highly qualified postgraduate research students.

For information on potential research projects please go to the Supervisor Connect website. There you can search under topic keywords or staff names.

As regards the financial support, we encourage you to consider applying for one of the scholarships offered by the Australian Government and/or Sydney University for outstanding international or domestic students. Before submitting the proposal, you will need to develop and submit a preliminary research plan. It is advised to contact staff in the Centre when you are formulating your plan. 

The School of Electrical and Information Engineering offers a Norman I. Price Supplementary Scholarship (NIP) to all postgraduate research students who meet the conditions of award. For details of this scholarship, please go to

Please keep us informed about the progress of your application, but only send documents for our records. The formal application must follow the processes referred to above. You will need to provide transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, your recent CV and the proof of English proficiency (academic test is needed). Please refer to the application form regarding to the eligibility criteria. An Academic Transcript is an official statement detailing a student’s academic record for the period of enrolment at the University. It includes:

  • details of all programs (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • grades achieved in courses
  • graduation details

With regard to English proficiency requirements, please go here.

I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Kind regards,
Professor David John HILL


A/Prof Gregor Verbic