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 2 applications close 15 September

To allow for greater scholarship opportunities to prospective and current research students, UON will undertake an additional scholarship round in 2016. There are two scholarship rounds open to domestic and international applicants, where scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year. An overview of all scholarships available within both rounds for research degree candidates is available here.

Round 2
Closing Date: 15 September 2016
Latest Outcome Date: 30 November 2016
Latest Commencement Date: 30 June 2017
Round 1
Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Latest Outcome Date: 15 April 2017
Latest Commencement Date: 30 November 2017

Other scholarships may become available throughout the year.

Prospective and current research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during two rounds. They provide a living allowance so you can commit to full-time study.

Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.

What does the scholarship offer?

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

  • An annual living allowance $26, 288 per annum (2016 rate - indexed annually)

The scholarship may also include:

  • a relocation allowance (up to $2,020)
  • a thesis allowance (up to $500)
  • a full tuition fee scholarship (international students)
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students)

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

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

Eligibility criteria based on Commonwealth Government Scholarship Guidelines and candidates must:

  • satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5)
  • have a current offer of admission into a research higher degree.
  • have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent and a high grade point average (GPA)
  • be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the latest outcome date for the round in which they are applying.

Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

  • A master degree with strong research component
  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

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.
  • RHD Scholarship Guidelines

How do I apply?

Currently enrolled candidates can apply for a scholarship by contacting researchscholarships@newcastle.edu.au

New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for admission.

Your application for admission must include:

  • Copies of all academic transcripts
  • A research proposal
  • Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications
  • If required, certified evidence of meeting the English proficiency requirement

Please ensure you attach the following documents to support your scholarship application:

  • Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study
  • Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal
What happens once I submit my application?
  • Applications are assessed and ranked according to merit
  • Attendance at an interview is not normally required

Closing Dates

Applications close 15 September for Round 2 2016

Applications close 31 March for Round 1 2016

Go to the apply now page


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UON Project Scholarships

PhD Scholarship - Modulating Cardiac Fibrosis

PhD Scholarship - Modulating Cardiac Fibrosis

Closing date: 30 June 2016

A scholarship is available for a student to undertake a PhD in modulating cardiac fibrosis at the state-of-the-art HMRI building located on the John Hunter Hospital site under the supervision of Professor Andrew Boyle

PhD Scholarship - Elucidating and targeting genomic and epigenetic changes in the development and progression of lung cancer

PhD Scholarship - Elucidating and targeting genomic and epigenetic changes in the development and progression of lung cancer

Closing date: 29 July 2016

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to investigate Elucidating and targeting genomic and epigenetic changes in the development and progression of lung cancer under the supervision of Professor Phil Hansbro.

PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Women’s and Children’s Health

PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Women’s and Children’s Health

Closing date: 1 September 2016

A PhD scholarship is available in the area of Indigenous women’s and children’s health for a student from any of the disciplines of medicine, allied health, science, biomedical science or Indigenous studies under the supervision of Dr Kym Rae and Dr Kirsty Pringle.

PhD Scholarship in Nanopositioning

PhD Scholarship in Nanopositioning

Closing date: 15 September 2016

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to join the Precision and Nanopositioning project at the University of Newcastle under the supervision of Dr Yuen Kuan Yong

PhD scholarship - Regulating exacerbation of asthma and cystic fibrosis

PhD scholarship - Regulating exacerbation of asthma and cystic fibrosis

Closing date: 15 October 2016

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating exacerbation of asthma and cystic fibrosis under the supervision of Dr Hock Tay and Laureate Professor Paul Foster.

PhD Scholarship - Occupational Radiation Exposure in Medical Radiation Practitioners

PhD Scholarship - Occupational Radiation Exposure in Medical Radiation Practitioners

Closing date: 18 December 2016

A PhD /  MPhil scholarship is available for a student to investigate occupational radiation exposure in medical radiation  practitioners under the supervision of Dr Daphne James.

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 Laureate Professor Jon Borwein and Dr Jeff Hogan.

Glenn and Ken Moss PhD Top Up Scholarship

Glenn and Ken Moss PhD Top Up Scholarship

Closing date: Ongoing

The Glenn and Ken Moss scholarship offers top ups to successful domestic applicants, within the field of Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics who have been offered an APA scholarship.


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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