Educating the next generation

Through our extensive education and training program we aim to foster high-quality collaborative clinical trials research to improve health outcomes for patients worldwide. 

Postgraduate courses

PhDs and higher research degrees (HRDs)

As part of our mission to continually improve clinical trials research, CTC identifies high-calibre people as PhD, masters, honours or summer students to progress particular research questions. These candidates contribute significantly to the development of CTC research. Students choose CTC because:

  • Scholarships are available for eligible students
  • CTC is internationally recognised for its knowledge and experience in clinical trials
  • Successful students graduate with a degree from the University of Sydney

If you are interested in becoming a higher research degree student at the CTC, please first take the time to browse your areas of interest on this website. Contact a relevant CTC academic to discuss potential opportunities. For more information, head to the University of Sydney postgraduate research page.


The CTC offers scholarships, both as a primary and/or secondary scholarship, to full time students enrolled in a PhD or higher degree at the University of Sydney. A primary scholarship is equivalent to 100% of PhD stipend rates for up to two to three years, depending on other sources of funding. A secondary scholarship is equivalent to 50% of the primary scholarship. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a University of Sydney higher degree by Research or PhD with research aligned to the academic endeavours of the CTC
  • Applicants must conduct research under the auspices of CTC research programs
  • The primary PhD supervisor is an academic staff member of the CTC
  • If employed by the University of Sydney, the appointment must not exceed half time or 50% of a full time position
  • Any paid work undertaken must not interfere with the student's study program or progress.

Successful applicants will be awarded a CTC scholarship on the basis of previous relevant research experience, area of study and research proposal, academic merit and timeline for completion.You can read CTC stipend scholarship conditions here. For more information, head to the University of Sydney scholarships page.