CBEH PhD Scholarships

Health economics is a subspecialty of economics depends, primarily, on applications of microeconomics and microeconometrics. Many of the more general fields of applied microeconomics may usefully be applied address resource allocations that concern health, health care, and health care financing. The health economics literature contains many contributions from across microeconomics and microeconometrics and, to a lesser extent, macroeconomics. Examples of the economic sub-disciplines that have contributed to the stock of knowledge in this area include labour economics, information economics, industrial economics, institutional economics, insurance economics, welfare economics, public economics, and so on.

UQ is offering two outstanding students a living scholarship of $36,682 per annum, (indexed annually) for four years in a PhD in health economics with CBEH, Australia’s only research centre dedicated to the business and economics of health. 

The first of these two scholarships will be provided to a PhD scholar to work on the economics of genomics, including genetic testing and genetic screening. The work program for this scholarship will involve applications of conceptual developments and empirical findings from the field of microeconomics, such as: information economics, public economics, welfare economics, institutional economics and health economics. Scholars with the requisite degree qualifications and an interest or expertise in any of these sub-disciplines of economics are particularly encouraged to apply.

The second scholarship will be provided to a PhD scholar to work on any topic in health economics. Scholars with the requisite degree qualifications and an interest or expertise in any sub-discipline of economics or econometrics are encouraged to apply.

The program will commence in October 2017 and run for four years. 

Selection criteria


Applicants will be high achieving individuals who will have the following:

  • an honours or Masters degree in economics or econometrics; or
  • an honours degree in a double-degree program that includes at least one business discipline (e.g. commerce) and one other discipline (e.g. law, biotechnology, health).

Applicants must also meet the UQ Graduate School PhD requirements to be eligible for the PhD scholarships.


  • previous research in any applied field of economics will be considered favourably (but is not essential);
  • industry experience will be considered favourably (but is not essential).

Terms and conditions

  • Applications will be considered on submission, until the two scholarships are expended
  • Applications will not be considered if submitted after Friday 11 August
  • Program Start Date: 1 October 2017


Please contact:

Luke Connelley
Director (Acting)
Centre for the Business and Economics of Health

At a glance

Available to
Future Student

Level of Study
Postgraduate Research

Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens

Award value
Tuition fee scholarship, Living allowance of $36,682 per annum (2017 rate), indexed annually

How to apply

Applications are now open. Visit The University of Queensland's Scholarships website to complete the online application. Applications close 11 August 2017.

Apply today