We have various HDR scholarship opportunities listed on our website.

The general RTP and ACU stipend scholarships are open to all applications whose research aligns with any of ACU's broad areas of expertise. The closing date for the general round is twice per annum, in late April and mid October.

There are also named scholarship projects where a particular, specialised area of research has been identified in the scholarship advert title. Each of these scholarships will have an individual closing date.

Applicants should check the requirements and closing date for the particular scholarship to which they're applying, and include the scholarship name on their application form.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend scholarships

RTP Stipend Scholarships general round

Machine Learning for IoT

Indigenous Knowledges 

Social Work and Families

The Neurodiversity Movement in Australia

Flourishing in Early Christianity

Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health

The Vandal Renaissance 

Autism at ACU Research Program 

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Digital Innovation in Mental Health and Wellbeing

Probiotics and musculoskeletal health in older adults

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset scholarships

Domestic students approved for enrolment in a master’s by research or doctorate program at ACU receive a Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship, so are exempt from paying tuition fees. For further information please refer to our Research Training Program Scholarship Policy (Section 2).

Note: International students should apply for an ACU tuition fee waiver

ACU and Grant-Funded Stipend Scholarships

ACU stipend scholarships general round

ACU and RSL Victoria: Ex-Service Organisations and Victorian Veterans’ Needs

ACU and Melbourne Football Club Stipend Scholarship

Non-ACU scholarships

The Fulbright Commission offers a diverse selection of scholarships for Australian students, scholars, and professionals seeking to study or conduct research in the U.S. Applicants can be at any career stage and from any academic background.

The Fulbright Future Scholarships offer funding for full tuition/visiting researcher fees at any U.S. institution, as well as travel and living costs.

The Scholarships are currently open for application from postgraduate students, PhD researchers, academics and professionals who propose innovative research projects with potential for significant impact.

For further information and to apply, visit the Fulbright website

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.

Learn more about the Endeavour Awards on the Department of Education and Training website.

Applications for the 2019 round of Endeavour Scholarships are now open

The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available in Australia. The Scholarship is open to Australian citizens who have completed an undergraduate degree in Australia and wish to pursue postgraduate study at a university outside of Australia. The Scholarship is not restricted by age, discipline or choice of overseas institution.

Australia Awards

Australia Awards is an initiative of the Australian Government that promotes development in the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information visit Australia Awards

Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships

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

The application portal is now open for 2022 and will close 5pm AEST, 31 March 2022.

There are two scholarships on offer:

  • The World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship valued at AUD $85,000 p.a. for students undertaking postgraduate study at the world’s best universities (e.g., Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Harvard, Princeton and Bologna to name a few).
  • St John’s College, Annapolis, Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship valued at AUD $67,000 p.a. for students undertaking a Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts. Students will also participate in an internship program, in an area of interest to them, in Washington D.C.

Students applying for the scholarship will need to have secured a place in a graduate program abroad before finalising their application.

More information about the scholarship, including the application process, selection criteria and key dates, can be found on our website: Postgraduate Scholarships - The Ramsay Centre

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