Scholarships

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Research Degree Scholarships enable you to focus full-time on your research topic. There are various types of scholarships available for high-achieving domestic and international applicants and awarded on a competitive basis.

Scholarships normally provide one or more of the following types of support:

Living allowance
A living allowance scholarship, also known as a stipend, provides fortnightly payments to help with living expenses.

Tuition fees
Most domestic candidates are eligible for the Commonwealth Government Research Training Program fee offset.
International candidates may apply for scholarships that include a tuition fee scholarship, which covers the cost of the fees.

Other expenses
Some scholarships provide top-up funding to the living allowance, some fund particular opportunities such as conference travel costs, while others include support for costs associated with the research, or expenses like overseas student health cover.

Many scholarships are open to applications across all of our disciplines and areas of research expertise. Others may be targeted to applicants in specific disciplines, or for specific projects.

Applications for scholarships are part of the online application for research degrees admission.

Domestic student scholarships

(Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia)

Other opportunities

You might also like to explore High achiever scholarships, Vacation Research Scholarships, and Vice Chancellor and President's Scholarships.

Other grants and awards may also be available while studying – for example, to support you to present your research at national or international conferences, or to publish your research.