Scholarships

University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships

Next scholarship round applications close 30 October 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
Domestic Applicants Only Round
Scholarship Eligibility: This scholarship round is open only to Australian and New Zealand citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia and applicants currently holding an Australian Humanitarian Visa.
Pre-Identified Candidate Code (PIC Code): To be eligible for consideration, applications must include a Pre Identified Candidate Code in their application. Applications without a PIC Code will be automatically deemed unsuccessful for scholarship.
Round Opens: 1 October 2017

Application Closing Date: 30 October 2017

Latest Outcome Date: 15 December 2017

Latest Commencement Date: 30 July 2018

Round 1, 2018
Pre-Identified Candidate Code (PIC Code): To be eligible for consideration, applications must include a Pre Identified Candidate Code in their application. Applications without a PIC Code will be automatically deemed unsuccessful for scholarship.
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 
  • A laptop for your research studies
  • Overseas student health cover (OSHC) (Single cover for international candidates)

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:

    • enter a Pre-Identified Candidate Code (provided by your potential UON supervisor) in the online application
    • satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
    • meet 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 3 October 2017 and outcomes will be notified by 1 December 2017.

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UON Project Scholarships

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: Cultural and social histories of war

PhD Scholarship: Cultural and social histories of war

Closing date: 31 October 2017

There is a scholarship opportunity in the Centre for the History of Violence in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle for a PhD Research Student to study the cultural and social histories of war under the supervision of Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen.

PHD Scholarship: Exploring the Experiences of the Children of Australian Veterans

PHD Scholarship: Exploring the Experiences of the Children of Australian Veterans

Closing date: 10 October 2017

A PhD Scholarship opportunity is available within the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle for a student to study the experiences of the children of Australian veterans under the supervision of Dr Milena Heinsch

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: Cardiovascular research

PHD Scholarship: Cardiovascular research

Closing date: 1 November 2017

The Priority Clinical Centre for Cardiovascular Health currently has an opportunity for a new PhD student to receive a fully funded scholarship to research cardiovascular health, under the supervision of Dr Lucy Murtha and Professor Andrew Boyle.

PHD Scholarship: Using technology to improve diet quality and eating habits among young adults

PHD Scholarship: Using technology to improve diet quality and eating habits among young adults

Closing date: 10 November 2017

A PhD Scholarship opportunity is available within the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle for a student to study diet quality and eating habits among young adults under the supervision of Dr Melinda Hutchesson and Professor Clare Collins

PHD Opportunity - Various topics in health behaviour as detailed under research outline

PHD Opportunity - Various topics in health behaviour as detailed under research outline

Closing date: 24 November 2017

The Health Behaviour Research Collaborative, part of the Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour at the University of Newcastle, in collaboration with  Hunter Medical Research Institute has a scholarship opportunity for a research student to study various topics in health behaviour.

PHD Scholarship: Anticancer Properties of Low-THC containing Medicinal Cannabis

PHD Scholarship: Anticancer Properties of Low-THC containing Medicinal Cannabis

Closing date: 1 December 2017

There is an opportunity within the UON School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health and Medicine for a PhD research student to study the anticancer properties of Low-THC containing Medicinal Cannabis, under the supervision of Dr Matthew Dun and Dr Mengna Chi.

PHD Scholarship: Health Economics - Sports Concussion

PHD Scholarship: Health Economics - Sports Concussion

Closing date: 01 December 2017

The  Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury at the University of Newcastle has a PhD research opportunity studying health economics and sports concussion  under the supervision of Dr Andrew Gardner.

PhD Opportunity: Mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction

PhD Opportunity: Mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction

Closing date: 12 December 2017

The Priority Clinical Centre for Cardiovascular Health at the University of Newcastle has a PhD research opportunity studying mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction under the supervision of Associate Professors Doan Ngo and Aaron Sverdlov.

PHD Scholarship: Medical Education, the formation over time of a medical identity among medical students - associations with skills and attributes

PHD Scholarship: Medical Education, the formation over time of a medical identity among medical students - associations with skills and attributes

Closing date: 15 December 2017

The Faculty of Health and Medicine and School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle has a scholarship opportunity for a research student to study 'medical identity' in medical students enrolled in the UON BMed Sci course.

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.

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation - Half funded PhD Scholarships.

Sugar Research Australia - Postgraduate Research Scholarships . Due at the Funding Body 31 October 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - 'Joan E Swanson' PhD Scholarship investigating Migraines. Due by 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - 'David Henning' Memorial Foundation PhD Scholarship investigating Parkinson's Disease. Due at the funding body 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Woy Woy 'Eric Abrahams' PhD Scholarship investigating Dementia. Due at the funding body by 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Holroyd Funding Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Alzeimer's. Due at the funding body by 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Liverpool West PhD Scholarship investigating Peri-Natal Infant Mental Health. Due at the funding body 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Dirstrict 9650 Fundung Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Heart Muscle Research. Due at the funding body 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - 'Rotary Club of NSW PTSD' PhD Scholarship investigating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Relating to the Emergency Services Sector in NSW. Due at the funding body 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - 'Rotary District 9675 PTSD' PhD Scholarship investigating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in returned Military Service Personnel. Due at the funding body 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Sydney Funding Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Trauma Informed Parenting Interventions Impact on Mental Health Outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Due by 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Sydney Funding Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Indigenous Australians Living with Disabilities Due at the funding body 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Gisbourne Funding Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Multiple Sclerosis. Due at Funding Body by 1 December 2017

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay ‘Michael Chivers’ PhD Scholarship investigating Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer). Due at Funding Body by 1 December 2017

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Devonport Funding Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Gastroparesis. Due at Funding Body by 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health- Rotary District 9675 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Bowel Cancer. Due at Funding Body by 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary District 9830 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Cardiology. Due at Funding Body by 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary Club of Kew Food Allergy Funding Partner PhD Scholarship investigating Prevention of Food Allergy in Childhood. Due at Funding Body by 1 December 2017.

Australian Rotary Health - Rotary District 9650 ‘Jack Wilson’ Kidney Research PhD Scholarship investigating Improving Long Term Outcomes of Young Children who are Kidney Transplant Recipients. Due at Funding Body by 1 December 2017.

Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville Inc Kushagra Singha Fox G1 Research PhD Scholarship investigating Research into Fox G1 Syndrome. Due at Funding Body by 1 December 2017.

NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee Student Research Grants.

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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