The main type of financial support available to graduate researchers is in the form of scholarships. We offer a range of scholarships to help you meet your living costs while you study.

    Every scholarship has its own set of terms and conditions. It’s important that you read through the details and eligibility criteria before you start an application. On this page we set out the things you need to know about all our scholarships before you read all the fine print.

    PhD Scholarships and Opportunities

    The University advertises scholarships for specific PhD projects.

    External Scholarship Opportunities

    There are a number of generous externally funded scholarships available to help support your research at the University of Newcastle. You can apply for these opportunities through their respective websites.

    International Scholarships

    The University has partnered with the following organisations to offer scholarship awards to worthy eligible candidates:

    Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships

    Information on future scholarship rounds will be announced in due course.

    The Australian Government Research Training Program Indigenous Priority Scheme is open to applications throughout the year.

    Indigenous Priority Scheme New scholarships

    The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.