A range of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarships are awarded for full-time study towards Masters by Research or PhD degrees. Competition for scholarships is strong as they are awarded on academic merit and research potential and in recent years successful applicants have held first class Honours degrees or equivalent.
Applications open on 12 August 2023 and close on 1 October 2023 for 2024 bestowal.
Eligible applicants will be considered for an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS), Flinders University Research Scholarship (FURS) or Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue Indigenous Student Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Other scholarships may be offered in the main round.
Awardees who make satisfactory progress receive a tax-free living allowance for up to three years full-time study for a Doctorate by Research, or up to two years for Masters by Research. Awardees are entitled to paid recreation and sick leave and, in some cases, paid parenting leave. Students relocating from interstate or overseas may also be eligible to claim an allowance for travel expenses and relocation costs to Adelaide.
Main round scholarships:
‘Main round’ scholarships - You must wait until the round opens on 15 August.
Lodge an application for HDR admission and select the scholarship you wish to apply for as part of the application process.
NB If you start an application but want to save and return to it later, while it is at the stage of ‘incomplete’, you can still add a scholarship, by going to the ‘My Applications’ tab (left hand menu item ‘Apply for a Course/ View Application’, see below image.)
NB You must note your Application ID so you can find it again when you return. Then, open the application you started, select ‘Continue’ and follow the process to Select a Scholarship. Your application will be assessed for admission and scholarship at the same time. You will be notified of the outcome by email in early December.
Please note: If you SUBMIT a completed admission application without selecting a scholarship at that point, you will need to lodge an additional and separate application for HDR scholarship. To do this, log into the Student Information System and select ‘My Scholarships’ tab and apply for the appropriate scholarship.
‘Privately funded’ scholarships – if you are applying for a PhD scholarship that is not part of the HDR main round, you will need to submit your application directly to the contact listed for the scholarship. You must lodge a separate application for HDR admission as soon as you are advised to do so.
Domestic higher degree by research students are normally provided a Research Training Program fee offset to cover tuition fees for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a PhD and Professional Doctorate and up to two years full-time equivalent for a Masters by Research.
All students are required to pay a compulsory Student services and amenities fee. However, some reductions may apply. The fee will be used for prescribed student support services and amenities that are of a non-academic nature.
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