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Postgraduate research scholarships
Browse scholarships for domestic postgraduate research students studying in any faculty.

To find a scholarship that works for you, browse the below options and check your eligibility.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current students.

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AE and FAQ Stephens Scholarship

  • The highest ranked RTP Stipend Scholarship or UPA applicant not awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship (VCRS)



American Australian Association Australia to US Fellowships $40,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Pursue postgraduate studies in the US
Cambridge Australia Scholarships Various
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Apply for postgraduate studies and scholarship to the University of Cambridge
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Carole Muller Award $35,000 pa (for up to 3 years) or academic course fees (for up to 12 research periods)
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Undertakng research in the field of Balinese culture, art or history
  • hold an honours or master's degree
Carole Muller Award (Fieldwork) $3000 to $5000
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Undertakng research in the field of Balinese culture, art or history
  • need to undertake travel as part of their research
2 December 2019 26 February 2020
CCA IBD PhD Scholarship $25,000 per annum (up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident  
  • Eligible for PhD candidature
  • Outline a research proposal that specifically applies to patients with IBD
N/A 15 October 2021
Cicada Innovations Postgraduate Research Placement Scholarship $16,666 (for 5 months)
  • Domestic or international PhD student
  • Completed one year of your PhD
  • Selected for the Cicada Innovations Placement
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships Various
  • Full-time PhD student in Australia
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DAAD Scholarships and Funding Programs for Australia Various
  • Australian citizen, permanent resident or long-term resident
  • University graduate, academic, teacher, scientist, or group completing study visits
DBH Scholarship Various
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Australian permanent resident, citizen of a Commonwealth country or Germany
Fulbright Scholarship Varies
  • Australian citizen
  • Residing in Australia
3 February 2020 6 July 2020
Graduate Women NSW Various See page for details  See page for details See page for details
Grants-in-aid (GIA) $500 to $2500
  • Higher degree by research student
GW NSW Centenary Award 2021 $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Female student
  • Enrolled in a doctoral degree or master's by research at any NSW or ACT university
N/A 1 March 2021
HDR Completion Scholarships $7,000 for 3 months and/or tuition fee for one research period
  • Domestic/international student
  • Currently enrolled HDR student
  • Submitting thesis within 6 months from date of application
8 September 2021 29 October 2021
Rhodes Scholarship Various 1 July 2021 10 September 2021
State Super Academic Scholarship $36,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled as a postgraduate student
  • Have an idea for research into innovative solutions for superannuation
12 October 2020 31 December 2020
Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Scholarship From $1000
  • Tertiary student
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The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships Tuition, insurance fees + stipend
  • Australian citizen
  • Graduating from the University of Sydney in 2021–22
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The Merridew Foundation PhD Scholarship $30,000p.a (for 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree with a substantial research component
  • Research in area of immune modifying nanoparticles at CPC
30 April 2021 21 May 2021
The Paulette Isabel Jones PhD Completion Scholarship $7000 (for 3 months)
  • Currently enrolled PhD student
  • Expect to submit your thesis within 6 months of date of application
11 August 2021 7 September 2021
United States Studies Centre Travel Support Scheme (Masters) $2500
  • Master of US Studies student enrolled in a capstone unit
University of Sydney and Sydney Uni Sports and Fitness (SUSF) Elite Athlete Program See page details 
  • Tertiary student
  • Represent the University of Sydney in your sport
1 April 2021 TBC
Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship See page details
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June 2021 TBC

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