Scholarships

University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships

Next scholarship round applications close 16 February 2018

Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year.

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

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Policy

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship Policy

Download the Research Training Program fact sheet




UON Disability Support PhD Scholarships

UON acknowledges the need to support a diverse student population and enable equity of access to  all.

Up to 5 UON PhD Scholarships are offered annually for students with disability or ongoing medical condition.

These scholarships supports students of high academic achievement whose condition significantly impacts their ability to study a research doctoral degree. Recognizing the impact of impairment on study, this scholarship supports candidates for an extended period of time (up to 4 equivalent full time study) and is available for part-time study.

To apply, complete the online application form including  a copy of your Academic Integration Plan; or a letter from UON’s AccessAbility outlining the impact of their conditions/s on HDR study.

Applications close on 30 September 2017 and outcomes will be notified by 1 December 2017.

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UON Project Scholarships

PhD Scholarship: Youth and the Body

PhD Scholarship: Youth and the Body

Closing date: 15 September 2017

A PhD Scholarship is available through the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle for a student to investigate youth and gender under the supervision of Dr Julia Coffey.

PhD Opportunity - Realising Resilience at Hunter Water

PhD Opportunity - Realising Resilience at Hunter Water

Closing date: 29 September 2017

Two PhD Scholarships are available through the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle for for a research program in realising resilience at Hunter Water under the supervision of Associate Professor Graham Brewer

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.

PHD Scholarship: Cardiovascular disease prevention for women with a history of pre-eclampsia

PHD Scholarship: Cardiovascular disease prevention for women with a history of pre-eclampsia

Closing date: 30 September 2017

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available within the School of Health Science and HMRI for a student to study cardiovascular disease prevention for women with a history of pre-eclampsia, under the supervision of  Melinda Hutchesson.

PhD Opportunity: Modulating cardiac fibrosis

PhD Opportunity: Modulating cardiac fibrosis

Closing date: 30 September 2017

The Priority Clinical Centre for Cardiovascular Health is seeking expressions of interest for a highly motivated student to conduct a PhD project investigating the modulation of cardiac fibrosis under the supervision of Professor Andrew Boyle and Dr Lucy Murtha.

PHD Opportunity: Stand Up to Secondary Stroke Risk

PHD Opportunity: Stand Up to Secondary Stroke Risk

Closing date: 30 September 2017

The Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury is offering a PhD opportunity for a researcher to investigate optimal doses of sitting time reduction in reducing secondary stroke risk, under the supervision of Associate Professor  Coralie English.

PhD Scholarship - HAMI Study: Hamstring and Adductor Myotendinous Injury Risk Factors in Basketball

PhD Scholarship - HAMI Study: Hamstring and Adductor Myotendinous Injury Risk Factors in Basketball

Closing date: 13 October 2017

A PhD Scholarship is available for a student to investigate a musculoskeletal modeling study for myotendinous injuries in basketball players under the supervision of Dr Suzi Edwards and others.

PhD Scholarship: Astrophysics of high-mass star-formation

PhD Scholarship: Astrophysics of high-mass star-formation

Closing date: 31 October 2017

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for two students to study the astrophysics of high-mass star formation under the supervision of  Professor James Jackson.

Masters Opportunity: Investigating a novel injectable polymer for cardiac regeneration

Masters Opportunity: Investigating a novel injectable polymer for cardiac regeneration

Closing date: 31 October 2017

The Priority Clinical Centre for Cardiovascular Health is seeking expressions of interest for a highly motivated student to conduct a Research Masters project investigating novel injectable polymer for cardiac regeneration under the supervision of Professor Andrew Boyle and Dr Lucy Murtha.

PhD Opportunity: Extracellular matrix protein in pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis

PhD Opportunity: Extracellular matrix protein in pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis

Closing date: 31 October 2017

The Priority Clinical Centre for Cardiovascular Health is seeking expressions of interest for a motivated student to investigate the role of a novel extracellular matrix protein in pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Boyle and Dr Lucy Murtha.

PhD Opportunity - Numerical modelling of the iron ore sintering process

PhD Opportunity - Numerical modelling of the iron ore sintering process

Closing date: 31 October 2017

A PhD Scholarship is available through the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle for a student to investigate Numerical modelling of the iron ore sintering process under the supervision of Professor Geoff Evans, and Associate Professor Tom Honeyands.

PHD Scholarship: Optimisation and Multi-Agent Systems (Computer Science)

PHD Scholarship: Optimisation and Multi-Agent Systems (Computer Science)

Closing date: 31 October, 2017

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for a student to study Optimisation and Multi-Agent Systems in the Hunter Valley coal industry, under the supervision of  Dr Alexandre Mendes.

PHD Scholarship - Developing New Diagnostic Tests and Therapies for Respiratory Diseases

PHD Scholarship - Developing New Diagnostic Tests and Therapies for Respiratory Diseases

Closing date: 1 November 2017

PhD Scholarships are available through the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle for a student to investigate new diagnostic tests and therapies for respiratory diseases under the supervision of Dr Gerard Kaiko and Professor Paul Foster.

PHD Scholarship - Advanced Authorization Infrastructures for Distributed Autonomic Systems

PHD Scholarship - Advanced Authorization Infrastructures for Distributed Autonomic Systems

Closing date: 01 February, 2018

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for a student to study the advanced authorisation infrastructures for distributed autonomic systems under the supervision of  Professor Vijay Varadharajan.


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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.

Find an international scholarship

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Need more information about scholarships?

T: +61 2 4921 7486
E: graduate-research@newcastle.edu.au