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Research Scholarships

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships

Applications for study in 2021 close 30 September 2020

Domestic and international applicants eligible to apply.

Click below for more information on available research scholarships


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 and allocation process for domestic and international applicants and manages the administration processes during the tenure of the scholarship.

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

  • PhD applicants who are admitted via the Accelerated Entry pathway; OR
  • PhD applicants who are admitted via the Standard Entry pathway and have completed all coursework requirements by 31st December 2019; AND
  • Applicants who meet the direct entry requirements for Admission – refer to How to Apply for Admission; AND
  • Current UC applicants (already commenced a Higher Degree by Research course) that have not consumed more than 730 days of candidature (FTE) – refer to RGrad to check; AND
  • Only complete applications that include all relevant forms with supporting documentation will be considered.

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

In addition to submitting the online Scholarship application, please provide the supporting documentation by the deadline by email to with the subject line “Current Student Scholarship Documentation – >Your Name< (Student ID)”.

* Preference will be given to PhD candidates who have completed no more than two years of candidature (EFT, calculated at 1 January 2019). Standard Entry PhD candidates are expected to have completed coursework requirements (at 1 January 2019).

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, complete the following forms, ticking the appropriate scholarship options within the Admission/Scholarship application form:

Submit all completed forms and supporting documentation to HDR Support,

Note: The University of Canberra's HDR 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.