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Find out more about opportunities to study at the Bionics Institute

The Bionics Institute offers unique study opportunities for both short-term student research projects and internships, as well as major graduate research projects for PhD and Masters by Research degrees.

Bionics Institute Innovate for Life Scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four years are available to high-achieving PhD students to support your research studies.

Read about recent awards won by Bionics Institute students here and scroll down to find out more about how to apply to undertake study at the Bionics Institute.

Why study at the Bionics Institute?

We lead the world in the research and development of innovative medical devices and therapies. Our multidisciplinary team comprises world-class scientists, engineers and researchers. Together we transform the lives of people with a range of conditions, including hearing impairment, Crohnʼs disease, Parkinsonʼs disease, epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis.

Whether you come from a science, engineering or clinical background, we have student projects to suit your interests, further your career, build your networks, and lead to real world impact. This includes:

PhD and Masters by Research studies

Short research projects 

Undergraduate internships 

We offer PhD scholarships of up to $35,000 per year for up to four years to high-achieving students. For more information go to: Bionics Institute Innovate for Life Scholarships.

There are also a number of PhD scholarships available through a range of universities. For more information take a look at the PhD projects available.

PhD Scholarships

Bionics Institute Innovate for Life Scholarships

The Bionics Institute Innovate for Life Scholarship Program offers stipend scholarships of $35,000 per year (for up to four years) to high-achieving students to complete their graduate research studies at the Bionics Institute.

Recipients can choose from the wide range of varied and impactful PhD projects available.

For more information: Bionics Institute Innovate for Life Scholarship Program*

*Please note: scholarships for the 2023-24 financial year have been exhausted but we would love for you to still put in an EOI for future scholarships.


PhD and Masters by Research Studies

The Bionics Institute provides the opportunity to complete your PhD on a wide range of projects with real clinical impact.

 As a PhD student at the Bionics Institute, you will have access to multidisciplinary experts and world-class facilities within an environment that actively fosters clinical collaboration and encourages innovation. We also have a number of scholarships and stipends available for highly motivated individuals.  

For a list of available projects, including scholarship opportunities click here.  

To register your interest in completing a PhD or a Masters by Research degree (e.g. MSc, MPhil etc.) at the Bionics Institute please complete the registration form.

Short research projects, including Honours

Short research projects, including Honours, provide opportunities for students to gain industry experience and complete their course requirements. Short research projects are generally two semesters in duration and are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students across science, engineering, and medicine degrees.  

If you are interested in completing a short research project at the Bionics Institute, please look on your course website and/or internal communications to see what projects are available.  

We also welcome project ideas from students; please complete the registration form to indicate your interest in a short research project at the Bionics Institute. 


We offer students the opportunity to gain hands-on research and industry experience working with our world-leading research teams. Placements can be up to 8 weeks in duration and can be completed during semester or vacation periods.

Please complete the registration form to indicate your interest in an internship at the Bionics Institute.