Visiting Scholarships

Melbourne-Peking Visiting Scholarships

Inbound

Aim: The purpose of these visiting scholarships is to support masters and PhD students in mathematical sciences enrolled at Peking University (PKU) to visit academics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne (UoM). Up to 15 scholarships are allocated in three years for students to visit UoM.

Support provided: The scholarship will provide funds to cover the expenses for one-month accommodation supported by UoM and airfares supported by PKU.

Eligibility: All master and PhD students currently enrolled in the School of Mathematical Sciences at PKU who will remain enrolled at PKU during their visit to UoM, with priority given to master students.

Selection criteria: Selection will be based on academic merit of applicants and availability of suitable supervisors at UoM. Preference will be given to those applicants whose visits will likely enhance collaboration between UoM and PKU in mathematical sciences through joint research and pursuit of further studies at the PhD level.

How to apply: Eligible students are welcome to submit their applications to Professor Zhifei Zhang with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Up-to-date transcripts for both undergraduate and master studies;
  • A cover letter (in English, up to one page) stating the following: (i) a research plan, (ii) the intended visiting dates, (iii) the nominated supervisor at UoM, and (iv) whether the nominated supervisor at UoM has agreed to host you.

A few practical issues:

  • Applicants are required to submit their applications at least three¬†months before the start of their intended visit.
  • Applicants are required to contact their nominated supervisors at UoM and also discuss the intended visit with their supervisors at PKU before submitting their applications.
  • A list of possible supervisors in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UoM, together with their research interests, can be found at:
    http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/Students/supervisorList.php
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the websites of the Research Groups of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UoM:
    http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/research/research.php

Outbound

Aim: The aim of the visiting scholarships (outbound) is to provide opportunities for recipients to enrich their research experience by undertaking supervised research in the School of Mathematical Sciences at PKU during a one-month visit to PKU. Up to nine scholarships are allocated in three years.

Support provided: The visiting scholarships will provide funds to cover the expenses for one-month accommodation supported by PKU and airfares supported by UoM.

Eligibility: All PhD students currently enrolled in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UoM who will remain enrolled at UoM during their visit to PKU.

Selection criteria: Selection will be based on academic merit of applicants and availability of suitable supervisors at PKU. Preference will be given to those applicants whose visits will likely enhance collaboration between UoM and PKU in mathematical sciences through joint research.

How to apply: Eligible students are welcome to submit their applications to Professor Sanming Zhou with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Transcripts for both undergraduate and master studies;
  • A cover letter, up to one page, stating the following: (i) a research plan, (ii) the intended visiting dates, (iii) the nominated supervisor at PKU, and (iv) whether the nominated supervisor at PKU has agreed to host you.

Applicants are required to submit their applications at least three months before the start of their intended visit. They are also required to contact their nominated supervisors at PKU and also discuss the intended visit with their supervisors at UoM before submitting their applications.

About Peking University: Established in 1898, PKU is widely recognised as the top university in China and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. In the 2015-2016 World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, PKU was ranked 42nd in the world and first in China. In 2016 the QS World University Ranking by Subject placed PKU’s Mathematics at number 30 in the world and number 1 in China. Information about the School of Mathematical Sciences at PKU can be found at http://www.math.pku.edu.cn/en/.

PKU has a strong relationship with UoM underpinned by a formal agreement for academic collaboration and student exchange.