Postgraduate Research Scholarships

for Domestic & International Students

Fostering the Best & Brightest Researchers 

UNSW Canberra offers special top-up scholarships of up to $35,000 per annum awarded in conjunction with all postgraduate research scholarships.  

Domestic Postgraduate Research Scholarships

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships

How to Apply

To be considered for a scholarship at UNSW Canberra, you must meet all the requirements for admission to your preferred degree, as outlined in the Admission to Higher Degree Research Programs Procedure. 

To apply for a scholarship, simply indicate that you would also like to be considered for a UNSW Canberra scholarship on your application for admission to a program and select your preferred scholarship application round. 

Domestic candidates will automatically be considered for the RTP Fee Offset. If you are not applying for a stipend scholarship, during the online application you must indicate that you are not applying for a scholarship.  

For more information about the application process, visit Submit an Application. Your scholarship application will then be considered by the University with all other applications submitted during the same round. 

Scholarship application outcomes are released progressively from the ‘Offers Released’ date. To find the ‘Offers Released’ date for your application round, visit Key Dates

For more information about Higher Degree Research Scholarships, please refer to the UNSW Higher Degree Research Scholarships (including RTP Scholarships) Policy and the UNSW Higher Degree Research Scholarships (including RTP Scholarships) Procedure

To apply for a scholarship, simply indicate that you would also like to be considered for a UNSW scholarship on your application for admission to a program and select your preferred scholarship application round. You will be considered for all the above scholarships.  

For more information about the application process, visit Submit an Application. Your scholarship application will then be considered by the University with all other applications submitted during the same round. 

Scholarship application outcomes are released progressively from the ‘Offers Released’ date. The outcome includes the result of all of the above scholarships. To find the ‘Offers Released’ date for your application round, visit Key Dates

For more information about Higher Degree Research Scholarships, please refer to the UNSW Higher Degree Research Scholarships (including RTP Scholarships) Policy and the UNSW Higher Degree Research Scholarships (including RTP Scholarships) Procedure

(Invite only) Out of Round Tuition Fee Scholarships 

Tuition Fee Scholarships (TFS) require Supervisor, School or Faculty funding, so it is recommended you discuss potential stipend funding with your supervisor. TFSs are generally considered within the main scholarship round, however applicants may be invited to apply for an Out of Round (OOR) TFS in the following instances: 

  • some specialist programs. Successful applicants will be emailed invitation letters to apply for the OOR TFS. If applying for specialist scholarships, applicants need to check the conditions and deadlines of the specific scholarship. 

  • if your supervisor has appropriate stipend funding, they may invite you to apply for an OOR TFS 

In both cases, applicants must be invited to apply, and must be eligible per the above Policy and Procedure. Applicants applying for an OOR TFS won’t be eligible to be considered for any other scholarships.  

Australia Awards and Endeavour Leadership Program 

The Australia Awards Scholarships aim to contribute to long-term development needs of Australia's partner countries to promote good governance, economic growth and human development. 

For more information, visit Australia Awards Scholarships

Contact

For more information about scholarships, please contact the Research Student Unit.  

T: +61 2 5114 5000

E: rsu@adfa.edu.au