Graduate research scholarships

Graduate research scholarships can support you while you study and provide access to the tools and resources you need to pursue your research. Here you can explore your options and find the right one for you.

Stipend scholarships

Stipend scholarships provide an allowance for general living costs whilst you study, such as rent or groceries.

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Tuition fee scholarships

Tuition fee scholarships cover the cost of tuition for a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree.

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RTP allowance scholarships

RTP allowance scholarships assist with ancillary costs such as supporting your relocation to Australia.

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Other scholarships and schemes

External organisations also offer grants and scholarships to support research candidates that you may wish to explore.

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For support with scholarships, contact candidature services

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Stipend scholarships

Stipend scholarships provide financial assistance for general living costs to candidates undertaking a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree.

Stipend scholarships are competitive and awarded following a merit-based selection process. Candidates with strong academic credentials and research potential are encouraged to apply.

 
Stipend scholarships Value Closing Date
Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship

The Australian Government offers Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships to support both domestic and international candidates undertaking a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree.

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$32,192 AUD
per annum (full-time)

Twice per annum:

  • Sunday 21 April 2024
  • Sunday 20 October 2024
ACU Stipend Scholarship

The Australian Catholic University offers ACU Stipend Scholarships to support both domestic and international candidates undertaking a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree.

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$32,192 AUD
per annum (full-time)

Twice per annum:

  • Sunday 21 April 2024
  • Sunday 20 October 2024
Ursulines Female Refugee PhD Scholarship

This scholarship supports a female refugee student to undertake a PhD in any discipline at Australian Catholic University.

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$32,192 AUD
per annum (full-time)
11:59pm (AEDT)
Friday 8 March 2024
Ballarat Arts Industry PhD Scholarships

Australian Catholic University is offering two full-time, three-year PhD scholarships to undertake research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at ACU’s Ballarat campus from 2024.

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$32,192 AUD
per annum (full-time)
11:59pm (AEDT)
Friday 22 March 2024

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Tuition fee scholarships

Tuition fee scholarships cover the cost of your course fees.

Domestic candidates

All domestic candidates approved for enrolment in a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree at ACU will receive an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset Scholarship. This scholarship covers the cost of your course for the minimum duration.

International candidates

International candidates may apply for an ACU Tuition Fee Scholarship.

 


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RTP allowance scholarships

RTP allowance scholarships are available to all candidates currently enrolled in a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree at ACU, to assist with the ancillary costs incurred in undertaking your candidature. The RTP allowance scholarship has two forms:

RTP Allowance (Overseas Student Health Care Policy)

The RTP Allowance (Overseas Student Health Care Policy) will cover the cost of one Overseas Student Health Care Policy for international candidates.

RTP Allowance (Relocation)

The RTP Allowance (Relocation) is a contribution to the costs of an overseas candidate's relocation to Australia for the purposes of commencing a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree at ACU. To apply for the RTP Allowance (Relocation), complete the Application Form (Docx) and return via email to res.finance@acu.edu.au.

 

For further information about the RTP Allowance Scholarships, please refer to section 4 of the Research Training Program Scholarship Policy.

 

 


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External scholarships

External organisations also offer grants and scholarships that you may want to explore. Follow the links below for more information about eligibility criteria, the value of the scholarships and how to apply. Once you have found the right scholarship for you, you can apply directly through the organisation.

The Fulbright Commission offers a diverse selection of scholarships for Australian students, scholars and professionals seeking to study or conduct research in the United States of America.

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The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas.

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Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities to citizens of participating countries, for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at Australian institutions.

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The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation offers Postgraduate Scholarships to high-achieving students with leadership qualities who intend to complete a graduate program overseas.

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Postgraduate Research Student Support Scheme (PRSSS)

The PRSSS is available to all candidates enrolled in a research degree at ACU to support essential research costs, such as field expenses, a visit to specialist facilities, or to purchase new equipment.

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