PhD Scholarship in Signal and Image Processing

If you are a high-achieving student this scholarship provides financial support while you undertake a research degree in the area of signal and image processing with applications to satellite research or biomedical engineering.

Value and duration

$27,000 per annum for three years, with a possible six month extension. The successful international applicant will also receive a tuition fee waiver.

Number of scholarships available

Two scholarships are available, one for a local student and one for an international student.



Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • have obtained a letter of offer for a PhD degree at RMIT University in the School of Engineering, Electrical and Computer by the closing date of 29 July 2016. Please refer to the instructions on how to apply for postgraduate research
    already hold an offer letter from RMIT to undertake a PhD in the School of Engineering, Electrical and Computer
  • possess good fundamental knowledge in signal processing, experimental design or intelligent systems
  • possess excellent mathematical skills (probability theory and statistics, algebra, complex analysis)
  • possess good programming skills in Matlab, C
  • have good teamwork skills
  • have good oral and written communication skills in English language.

International applicants must also meet the English language requirements for studying a research program at RMIT University.


It is desirable for applicants to possess:

  • a master degree in electronics/biomedical/software engineering with a high GPA
  • evidence of research excellence (publications/patents)
  • background knowledge in signal processing and classification algorithm development, and simulation
  • experience in human experiments design.

How to apply

To apply you must:

  • write a cover letter
  • include a document clearly addressing the eligibility criteria
  • attach a detailed resume
  • attach certified academic transcripts and any academic certificates
  • attach any other documents relevant to your applications (e.g. publications, English language certificates etc.).

Applications for the scholarship should be emailed to HDR Administration, School of Engineering via before the closing date of 30 October 2017.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications close 30 October 2017.

Further info

The specific topics of research are: signal processing and image processing, theta functions and chaos theory.


For further enquiries please contact Professor Dinesh Kant Kumar by email at