U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship

Harshpreet Singh's award enabled him to travel to the University of Hong Kong to work in their renowned Electron Microscope Unit.

Harshpreet stands in front of the Albert Park fountain.
Harshpreet Singh

Key information

About: The U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship assists doctoral candidates with costs of undertaking short term visits and placements at Universitas 21 institutions.
Value: Up to $5,000
Link: U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship

Harshpreet's experience

“The U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship helped me to solve a critical problem in my PhD research project. The project involves the development of titanium metal matrix composites by powder metallurgy for aerospace and automotive applications. My particular problem required specialist transmission electron microscopy equipment and skills. The scholarship enabled me to travel to the University of Hong Kong to work on my project in their renowned Electron Microscope Unit for one month. I worked with Professor Alphonso Ngan, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

I would recommend this scholarship to every PhD candidate.  

Harshpreet Singh

“My experience gave me hands-on experience and enabled me to learn the new technology in this facility. It didn’t just solve a critical research question in my PhD study, but also helped me establish useful contacts and potential collaborations. I was also able to learn about my host university’s culture whilst promoting the University of Auckland at the same time.

"I would recommend this scholarship to every PhD candidate. The U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship gives you a vital platform to share your ideas and learn new technologies from around the world. It helps you to spread your ideas among research communities and to explore the potential for future collaborative opportunities with the host university."

Find out more about Harshpreet Singh.

How to apply

Interested in visiting a U21 institution to further your research? Read more about the U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship.
Rolling deadline: 1st of the month, every month.