Full-time Australian research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships

PhD and Research Masters degrees

Scholarships

University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships

Round 1 applications close 21 April

Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Round 1, 2017
Latest Outcome Date: 1 August 2017
Closing Date: 21 April 2017
Latest Commencement Date: 30 November 2017
Round 3, 2017
Closing Date: 18 August 2017
Latest Outcome Date: 1 December 2017
Latest Commencement Date: 30 July 2018
Round 1, 2018
Closing Date: 16 February  2018
Latest Outcome Date: 1 June 2018
Latest Commencement Date: 1 November 2018

What does the scholarship offer?

A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:

  • An annual living allowance $26, 682 per annum (2017 rate - indexed annually)

The scholarship may also include:

  • a relocation allowance (up to $1,500)
  • a full tuition fee scholarship 
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students and their dependents)

PhD scholarships are for three and a half years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

To be eligible for scholarship you must:

    • written statement of support from a UON supervisor
    • an satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
    • met admission eligibility criteria
    • be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the scholarship closing date in which you are applying.

Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

Key scholarship conditions

    • be enrolled full-time (part-time enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances. Part-time scholarships are taxable)
    • be enrolled on-campus (off-campus enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances)
    • scholars may only work a maximum of 8 hours per week (between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
    • scholarship offers must be taken up by the latest commencement date for the round in which the scholar has applied.

Research Scholarship Guidelines

2017 Stipend Allowance Conditions

2017 Tuition Fee Scholarship Conditions


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UON Project Scholarships

PhD Scholarship - Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis

PhD Scholarship - Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis

Closing date: Applications open until suitable candidate is found

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to work on the ARC 2016 Discovery Project Relaxed Reflection Methods for feasibility and matrix completion problems under the supervision of Dr Jeff Hogan.

PHD Scholarship: Exploring Health Delivery in Remote Work Places

PHD Scholarship: Exploring Health Delivery in Remote Work Places

Closing date: 14 June 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for Exploring Health Delivery, Service Use, Feasibility and Practice in Remote Work Places, under the supervision of Professor David Perkins.

PhD Scholarship: The impact of variety in physical activity settings in adolescents

PhD Scholarship: The impact of variety in physical activity settings in adolescents

Closing date: 30 June 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for The Variety Study: An examination of the impact of ‘variety-support’ on autonomous motivation and well-being in adolescents in key physical activity settings, under the supervision of Dr Narelle Eather.

PhD Scholarship: Characterising novel metabolites in Asthma for their function and diagnostic potential

PhD Scholarship: Characterising novel metabolites in Asthma for their function and diagnostic potential

Closing date: 30 June 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to investigate metabolites in Asthma under the supervision of Dr Gerard Kaiko.

PHD SCHOLARSHIP - Determining Models of Care for Severe Asthma

PHD SCHOLARSHIP - Determining Models of Care for Severe Asthma

Closing date: 10 July 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for Determining Models of Care for Severe Asthma, under the supervision of Vanessa McDonald and Vanessa Clark

PHD SCHOLARSHIP: Modelling and Assessing Natural Cross Ventilation in Buildings

PHD SCHOLARSHIP: Modelling and Assessing Natural Cross Ventilation in Buildings

Closing date: 10 July 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for Modelling and Assessing Natural Cross Ventilation in Buildings, under the supervision of Professor Lyazid Djenidi.

PhD Scholarship - Serious Games to Improve Critical Thinking / Decision Making

PhD Scholarship - Serious Games to Improve Critical Thinking / Decision Making

Closing date: 1 August 2017

A PhD Scholarship is available for a student to investigate serious games to improve critical thinking / decision making under the supervision of Dr Karen Blackmore.

PhD Scholarship - Interfacing organic electronics with living tissue

PhD Scholarship - Interfacing organic electronics with living tissue

Closing date: 30 September 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to investigate interfacing organic electronics with living tissue under the supervision of Dr Krishna Feron.


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Externally funded scholarships

Epilepsy Society of Australia - Travel Scholarship. Due at the Research Office 23 September 2015. Due at the Funding Body 30 September 2015.

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation - Half funded PhD Scholarships. Due at the Research Office 9 October 2015. Due at the Funding Body 16 October 2015.

Grains Research and Development Corporation - Grains Industry Research Scholarship. Due at the Research Office 21 October 2015. Due at the Funding Body 28 October 2015.

Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) - PhD and Research Masters Scholarships . Due at the Research Office 30 October 2015. Due at the Funding Body 6 November 2015.

Sugar Research Australia - Postgraduate Research Scholarships . Due at the Research Office 23 November 2015. Due at the Funding Body 30 November 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Blacktown City PhD Scholarship Investigating Chronic Kidney Disease. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - David Henning Memorial Foundation PhD Scholarship Investigating Depression. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Kerry Anderson/Rotary District 9650 PhD Scholarship Investigating Epidermolysis Bullosa. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Terry Orr Memorial PhD Scholarship Investigating Epigenetics. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Devonport PhD Scholarship Investigating Gastroparesis. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Terry Orr Memorial PhD Scholarship Investigating Genomics and Nutrigenomics and its Effect on Methylation. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Terry Orr Memorial Foundation PhD Scholarship Investigating Medical Applications of Graphene. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Clubs of Kiama & Gerringong PhD Scholarship Investigating Melanoma. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Cronulla PhD Scholarship Investigating Motor Neurone disease. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary District 9650 PhD Scholarship Investigating Parkinson's Disease. Due at the funding body 11 December 2015.

NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee Student Research Grants. Due at the funding body 12 February 2016.

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Hobsons

The University of Newcastle is a member of Hobsons. Its aim is to assist students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies (either within Australia or internationally) gain access to current information regarding funding opportunities through various scholarship programs run through universities, charitable foundations, government and private institutions.


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International Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to international students.

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Need more information about scholarships?

T: +61 2 4921 7486
E: ResearchScholarships@newcastle.edu.au