HDR Scholarship - Multiculturalism, Migration and Youth

Applications now open

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topics of migrant youth, human mobility and multiculturalism.

Research topic

The PhD student will undertake research on migrant youth, human mobility and multiculturalism. Empirically this research will focus on Australia, although comparative research with Canada and the UK is also welcome. While this research will be undertaken independently, this scholarship is part of a larger international project investigating the comparative experiences of transcultural capital among migrant youth in Australia, Canada and the UK. This research is partially funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council.

Project aim

This project is attached to a new Australian Research Council Discovery project titled ‘A Transcultural Approach to Belonging and Engagement among Migrant Youth’. This project examines the everyday experiences of migrant youth to better understand the utility of transcultural capital for them, their communities, and their wider societies. This focuses on the attributes and capacities that migrant youth accumulate from balancing, concurrently, the demands of their cultural identities and broader social belongings. This project will investigate how this affects the ability of migrant youth to instigate, negotiate and maintain socio-cultural connections locally, trans-locally, and transnationally. Primary research will take place in three highly diverse cities across three continents: Melbourne (Australia), Toronto (Canada), and Birmingham (United Kingdom). It is expected that the doctoral research project will generate additional data to complement the empirical foundations of this project.

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 31 October 2018.


This scholarship is available over 3 years.

  • Stipend of $27,082 per annum tax exempt (2018 rate)
  • Relocation allowance of $500-1500 for students moving from interstate or overseas
  • International students only: Tuition fee and overseas health coverage for the duration of 4 years

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be either a domestic or international candidate
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

How to apply

Learn more about submitting a successful application on the How to apply page.


Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr Magdalena Arias Cubas.

Dr Magdalena Arias Cubas
Associate Research Fellow
Email Dr Magdalena Arias Cubas
+61 3 9246 8842