Looking for postgraduate research scholarships for domestic and international students? UNSW Canberra at ADFA offers exciting opportunities for students to pursue their research goals. Find out more about these scholarships and how to apply!
Welcome to UNSW Canberra at ADFA, where exciting opportunities await postgraduate students! If you’re dreaming of pursuing research in a dynamic and supportive environment, you’re in the right place. Our institution offers a range of postgraduate research scholarships for both domestic and international students. In this article, we’ll explore the available scholarships, eligibility criteria, application process, and answer some frequently asked questions. Join us as we dive into the world of postgraduate research scholarships at UNSW Canberra at ADFA!
Postgraduate Research Scholarships for Domestic & International Students at UNSW Canberra at ADFA
At UNSW Canberra at ADFA, we believe in nurturing the next generation of researchers and innovators. Our postgraduate research scholarships are designed to provide financial support and a platform for students to pursue their academic and career aspirations. These scholarships are available to both domestic and international students across various disciplines. With a focus on excellence, innovation, and collaboration, our scholarship programs aim to attract the brightest minds from around the world. Let’s take a closer look at the offerings!
1. Commonwealth Research Training Program (CRTP) Scholarships
The Commonwealth Research Training Program (CRTP) scholarships are open to both domestic and international students who wish to undertake a research degree at UNSW Canberra at ADFA. These scholarships provide a stipend to support living costs and a tuition fee offset. The CRTP scholarships are highly competitive and offer recipients the opportunity to work closely with our esteemed faculty members on cutting-edge research projects.
2. Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships
The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) scholarships are prestigious scholarships available to domestic and international students. These scholarships cover tuition fees and provide a living stipend to support students throughout their research journey. The AGRTP scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, research potential, and alignment with UNSW Canberra at ADFA’s research areas.
3. UNSW Canberra Research Excellence Awards
The UNSW Canberra Research Excellence Awards recognize outstanding research potential and offer financial support to postgraduate students. These awards are available to both domestic and international students and provide a stipend to assist with living expenses. The Research Excellence Awards are highly competitive and aim to attract exceptional candidates who demonstrate a passion for research and academic excellence.
4. Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Scholarships
The Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Scholarships are specifically designed for postgraduate students interested in defense-related research. These scholarships offer financial support and research opportunities within the DST Group, a leading organization in defense research and technology. Domestic and international students with a keen interest in defense-related fields are encouraged to apply for these prestigious scholarships.
5. International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are exclusively available to international students who wish to undertake a research degree at UNSW Canberra at ADFA. These scholarships cover tuition fees and provide a stipend to assist with living expenses. The IPRS scholarships aim to attract outstanding international students and foster global collaborations in research and innovation.
6. Faculty-specific Scholarships
In addition to the aforementioned scholarships, UNSW Canberra at ADFA offers faculty-specific scholarships tailored to different academic disciplines. These scholarships provide financial support and research opportunities within specific faculties, enabling students to focus on their chosen areas of interest. Explore the faculty websites for more information on these specialized scholarship opportunities.
Eligibility Requirements for UNSW Scholarships
In order to be considered for a scholarship at UNSW, applicants must meet the requirements outlined in the Admission to Higher Degree Research Programs Procedure and Higher Degree Research Scholarships Procedure at the time of application.
To ensure consideration, applicants must submit a complete application along with all the necessary supporting documentation before the relevant scholarship deadline. This includes providing transcripts for all previous degrees, a financial declaration, the agreement of a supervisor or the outcome of an Expression of Interest (EOI), satisfactory proof of English proficiency (requests for English Waivers must be fully approved by the deadline), and any requests for special consideration (e.g., a request for a part-time scholarship as described in Section 3.4.2). All documents must be in English or accompanied by an English translation from an accepted translator.
If an applicant is currently in the process of completing a degree, their application may be assessed based on a prediction of their final marks. However, the final marks must be confirmed once the degree is completed.
Applicants cannot be considered for a UNSW HDR Scholarship if they are already receiving funding from any other source, including UNSW and the Australian Government, that provides:
- An equivalent scholarship covering living expenses and/or tuition fees.
- Income (such as another scholarship) that supports their enrollment if the income exceeds 75% of the primary scholarship rate. (Note that income unrelated to the HDR program is not taken into account.)
Benefits of UNSW Scholarships
The University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) is valued at $29,863 per year (2023 rate). For successful candidates at UNSW Canberra, the value of this scholarship is increased to a flat rate of $35,000 per year. International students are also eligible to have their tuition fees covered.
For the June 2023 round, the scholarship application deadline is May 05. For the November 2023 round, the deadline is September 22.
To apply for a scholarship, simply indicate your interest in being considered for a UNSW scholarship when submitting your application for admission to a program. You can select your preferred scholarship application round during this process. By doing so, you will automatically be considered for all the scholarships mentioned above.
For more detailed information about the application process, please visit the “Submit an Application” section. The University will review your scholarship application along with all other applications submitted during the same round.
The outcomes of scholarship applications are released progressively starting from the “Offers Released” date. This includes the results of all the scholarships mentioned above. To find out the specific “Offers Released” date for your application round, please visit the “Key Dates” section.