What does it cost to sponsor a scholarship?

The overall cost associated with an ISS consists of two parts:

  1. The industry sponsor provides a stipend (which via the University) is allocated to a PhD student, with the base cost to support a domestic HDR student approx. $30,500 pa and approx. $35,500 for an international student.
  2. A waiver for the University’s tuition fees ($80,000 for domestic and approx. $172,000 for an international student for a maximum 4 years of full-time candidature including time for examination) can be requested from the University once an industry sponsorship is in place. These are assessed on a case-by-case basis, noting that only in particular circumstances would the waiver not be granted.

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