Research Student Unit

Domestic Research Candidate Scholarships

Applications for Semester 2, 2014 are now open and will close on 23 May 2014.
Results will be released from 10 July 2014 .

Dates for future applications rounds:
As a broad guideline, applications for Semester 1 Domestic research candidate scholarships will normally open in September in the preceding year, and applications for Semester 2 Domestic research candidate scholarships will normally open in April (and close mid/end May) of the year for which the scholarships are being awarded.
Note: To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must register and submit an application, please refer to the guidelines. An application for admission does not constitute an application for a scholarship.

Registration, Application and Guidelines

The University of New South Wales offers the following scholarships to local students of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research at UNSW. Students will be considered for these scholarships to undertake either a PhD or a Masters by Research degree, as appropriate.

The scholarship comprises an annual stipend of $25,392*

The awards are provided for three years for a PhD and two years for a Master by Research. UNSW Canberra does not support scholarships for Master of Philosophy candidates.

*(Also refer to UCPRS Top-Up)


International Research Candidate Scholarships

Applications for Semester 2, 2014 are now closed
Results will be released from 23 April 2014.

Future applications rounds:
Applications for Semester 1 International scholarships open in July, and applications for Semester 2 open in January (dates subject to change).
Note: To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must register and submit an application, please refer to the guidelines. An application for admission does not constitute an application for a scholarship.

Guidelines

The University of New South Wales offers the following prestigious scholarships to international students of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research at the University of New South Wales.

The awards are provided for three years for a PhD and two years for a Master by Research. UNSW Canberra does not support scholarships for Master of Philosophy candidates.

*(Also refer to UCPRS Top-Up)


University College Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UCPRS)

Guidelines (pdf 25 kb)

This scholarship is awarded and administered by the University College to support students (both international and local) to undertake a postgraduate research degree at UNSW Canberra.

The annual stipend for 2014 is AUD$25,392 as per the APA rate plus an additional AUD$1,200 per annum top-up. The stipend is paid in fortnightly instalments.

NOTE: There is no application for this scholarship. Applicants who apply for Domestic or International Research Student Scholarships will be automatically considered for a UCPRS. UNSW Canberra does not support scholarships for Master of Philosophy candidates.

Prospective students with outstanding performance (roughly equivalent to the top 40% of first class Hons students) may be eligible for an out of session UCPRS offer.


University College Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up (UCPRS - Top Up)

A top-up of AUD$1,200 per annum is paid to all UCPRS award holders. Award holders in receipt of a Domestic Research Scholarship (APA/UPA) or an International Research Student Scholarship (IPRS/UIPA) will also receive a top-up of AUD$1,200 pa to bring them in line with the UCPRS.


Establishment Scholarships for Commencing Research Scholarship Students

Guidelines (pdf 37 kb)

An Establishment Scholarship of $1,000 will be provided to commencing higher degree research scholarship students at the beginning of their candidature at UNSW Canberra


Support for China Scholarship Council (CSC) Sponsored Students

Guidelines (pdf 88 kb)

UNSW Canberra will provide a top-up scholarship of $10,000 per annum including Overseas Student Health Cover to each CSC sponsored PhD student from Beihang University (BUAA), Ocean University of China (OUC), South China University of Technology (SCUT), Tianjing University (TU) and Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU).

Interested candidates should refer to the List of Potential PhD Projects availalbe at UNSW Canberra.

Please note that the School of Business considers only students in the final year of their Master's degree, and because of the special demands of Social Science research, English requirements are high.

Referee Report Form (pdf 219kb)


Support for Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) Sponsored Students

UNSW Canberra will provide a top-up scholarship of $7,592 per annum for up to 15 HEC sponsored PhD students accepted to UNSW Canberra.

Interested candidates should refer to the List of Potential PhD Projects availalbe at UNSW Canberra.

Please note that the School of Business considers only students in the final year of their Master's degree, and because of the special demands of Social Science research, English requirements are high.

Referee Report Form (pdf 219kb)


Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Applications for a Summer Undergraduate Research Schoalrship for 2013/2014 are now closed..

Sudents who have completed at least the equivalent of three years full-time study towards their first degree in an Australian University are eligible to apply.

This program provides an opportunity for students to interact with active researchers to gain research skills, learn how to present research results and test their abilities in a particular area of research. This interaction is aimed at informing the students' decisions regarding further higher degree studies.