In 2011, Curtin Sarawak Research Institute (CSRI) was established at the campus to drive multi-disciplinary research focusing on the energy and biotechnology needs of the region. The year 2011 also marked another important milestone for Curtin Sarawak as it saw the graduation of its first two PhD graduates in Chemical Engineering.

To further advance its research excellence, Curtin Sarawak is offering up to 15  PhD scholarships in 2012 to academically bright, enthusiastic and motivated individuals wishing to pursue research leading to a PhD degree.

Field of Study

Up to six scholarships are being offered under the School of Engineering and Science in the areas of :

  • Applied Geology,
  •  Chemical Engineering,
  • Civil & Construction Engineering,
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering and
  • Petroleum Engineering.

Up to three scholarships are being offered under the School of Business  in the areas of :

  • Accounting, Finance,
  • Human Resources,
  • Marketing,
  • Small Business,
  • Strategic Management,
  • Technoentrepreneurship and Tourism.

Curtain Sarawak Research Institute (up to 6 scholarships)

  • Production of Hydrogen from Water,
  • Sustainable Drilling,
  • Quality of Rivers,
  • Acoustics Signal Processing,
  • Gasification/Pelletisation of Biomass, and
  • Magnetohydrodynamics.

Scholarship details

The scholarships cover full tuition fees as well as a tax-free stipend of RM18,000 per year for a maximum of three years. All scholarship holders are required to engage in teaching-related activities within their Schools to a maximum of 8 hours per week during the teaching semesters.  The scholarships are competitive and awarded based on academic merit.


Both Malaysian and overseas applicants are eligible for the scholarships. For admission, applicants should have completed a Master by Research degree, or a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours (or an equivalent level of academic attainment).

How to apply ?

Interested applicants are advised to contact the Associate Dean, Research Training or the Director, Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, by e-mail to or respectively, to discuss their proposed research.


The deadline for applications is 2 March 2012.

For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website at Information on CSRI can be obtained by logging on to or contacting Professor Aaron Goh at or +60 85 442 939 ext. 3966.

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