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Research Scholarships


Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships

Applications for 2018 scholarships now open! Closing 30 September 2017

Domestic and international applicants eligible to apply.

For more information on scholarship benefits and application see here for DOMESTIC APPLICANTS and here for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS.


The University of Canberra offers a number of scholarships to enable suitably qualified students to undertake full-time study towards a higher degree by research. Selection is based on academic merit and research potential. Applicants must indicate they wish to study full-time to ensure they are assessed as eligible.

The HDR Support team administers the application process for domestic and international applicants and manages the administration processes during the tenure of the scholarship.

Information on scholarships offered for by Faculties/Research Institute can be found on their individual webpages.

Information about other higher degree by research scholarships outside of the University can be found at the HOBSONS COURSEFINDER website.

  • Scholarships are only available to PhD candidates who are eligible for accelerated entry (not those who are admitted to a PhD with a six-month coursework requirement).
  • Candidates will need to have obtained First Class Honours or equivalent.
  • Only complete applications that include all research scholarships forms with supporting documentation will be considered.
  • The University of Canberra's Scholarships are limited and therefore scholarships are awarded to applicants with the strongest academic background and the potential to carry out the highest quality research.
  • Candidates should be aware that the tenure of an award will be reduced by any previous candidature.

If you are a current PhD candidate at the University of Canberra and wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete/ include:

  1. Application for Research Degree Scholarship Form (MS Word)
  2. Research Scholarship Publication or Other Research Output Details Form.doc - (MS Word) - only include abstract of your publication/s, not the whole publication: and
  3. Scholarship Applicant Relevant Research or Professional Experience Form.doc (MS Word)
  4. Copy of your most recent Annual Progress Report;
  5. Updated CV;
  6. Research proposal (no more than 2 pages); and
  7. Confidential letter of support from your supervisor. (This should cover your commitment and understanding of your research project, your progress as a HDR candidate and the quality of your research project).

Submit all completed forms and supporting documentation to HDR Support hdrsupport@canberra.edu.au by 30 September 2017.

Only successful applicants will be notified.

If you wish to apply to undertake a research degree at the University of Canberra and also wish to apply for a scholarship, there are two separate applications to complete:

  1. Application for Higher Degree by Research - the application and all supporting documentation must be submitted to hdrsupport@canberra.edu.au; and
  2. Application for Scholarship which includes:

Without your supporting documentation your application will be severely disadvantaged.

Submit all completed scholarship forms and supporting documentation to HDR Support, hdrsupport@canberra.edu.au by 30 September 2017.

  • Higher Degree by Research applications and Scholarship applications are processed in different locations at the University, therefore each application must contain the relevant supporting documentation and sent to the appropriate email address.
  • The University of Canberra's Scholarships are limited and therefore scholarships are awarded to applicants with the strongest academic background and the potential to carry out the highest quality research.