Cotutelle & Joint PhD opportunities

The Serious Games Research Network at Macquarie University (in Sydney, Australia) is looking to attract international PhD students interested in taking part in Macquarie’s Cotutelle and Joint Phd programs.

A Cotutelle or Joint PhD is a PhD program where a candidate is jointly enrolled at two universities, and spends time at each university. A candidate is jointly supervised by staff at each institution and upon successful completion of the program, a candidate graduates from both universities with a Doctor of Philosophy.

Macquarie University offers generous scholarships to a of high-quality candidates. The Cotutelle/Joint PhD Scholarship includes:
  • Scholarship for tuition fees for up to 3 years
  • Stipend while on campus at Macquarie University
  • Travel Allowance

The total value of the Cotutelle/Joint PhD Scholarship is approx $160,000 (AUD) for international candidates depending on the length of candidature and stay at MQ.

More details, including a list of participating partner universities can be found here:

The SGRN is an interdisciplinary network for games researchers from Computing, Media, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Psychology, English and Health. Research themes include:
  • Ethical decision-making in videogames
  • Reasoning and problem-solving in games
  • Virtual Reality Games for Vision Science
  • Virtual Reality Games for Social Neuroscience
  • Games for Sustainability
  • Narrative design for games
  • Games for understanding multi-agent social interactions
More information on our projects here:
If you are interested, or would like to know more, contact SGRN Coordinator, Dr Malcolm Ryan via email at

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