Develop original and new research projects alongside world-leading experts in the field of International Business and Economic Law in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.


As a CIBEL PhD student, you will have opportunities to:

  • Research with global leaders on cutting-edge issues in the field.
  • Forge connections via CIBEL’s international network, including the Tsinghua-UNSW Joint Research Centre for International Commercial and Economic Law and CIBEL Global Network.
  • Access tailored and structured professional development programs.
  • Feature your research work and achievements via CIBEL channels, including website, social media platforms and newsletters.
  • Be invited to exclusive CIBEL events and network with stakeholders from academia, legal, business, financial services and government sectors.


Current opportunities

PhD Scholarship in China’s role in transnational economic governance

We are now offering one PhD Scholarship in conjunction with an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A New Model of Economic Governance. Applicants should have outstanding research potential and a demonstrated interest in China’s role in transnational economic governance. The scholarship will commence at a mutually agreed date between September 2022 and July 2023. Applications are open until 31 May 2022. More details can be found here.

Scientia PhD Scholarship

CIBEL successfully proposed a project as part of UNSW's prestigious Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme. The research project proposed is "Globalisation at the Crossroads: China and International Economic Law".

Details of the project may be found here


Future Students

  • For more information on studying at UNSW, click here
  • To find out more about Scholarship for Postgraduate Research students, click here.
  • Apply for a Scientia PhD scholarship on CIBEL related activities here.
  • Find out more about our Academics' research areas here