Graduate research scholarships

ANU offers a variety of scholarships to eligible students studying a research degree program. Scholarships are provided to assist students with the cost of their studies.

Domestic students are enrolled into research programs under the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Fee Offset Scholarship. Under the AGRTP, the Australian Government pays 100% of domestic research students' tuition fees.

Scholarships differ in value and may be offered to cover some or all of the costs associated with tuition, accommodation, materials, relocation, cost of living and other expenses.

The Conditions of Award for each scholarship stipulates what the scholarship may be used for.

Two of the most sought after scholarships available are the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend Scholarship for domestic research students, and the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship for international research students.

Different scholarships are available depending on whether you are a domestic or international student.

Scholarships available to domestic research students

The Research School of Physics and Engineering also offers supplementary scholarships to attract talented Australian and New Zealand students of high calibre to pursue postgraduate research within the Research School of Physics and Engineering. The scholarship provides for payment of a supplementary stipend to an outstanding holder of an APA or similar stipend scholarship for the duration of that scholarship. The value of this scholarship is $5,000 per annum.

The maximum duration of this scholarship is three years full-time, with a possible six month extension.

Eligibility: Candidates who have completed a four year undergraduate degree or equivalent at H1 level and who wish to undertake a PhD at the School, are eligible. Australian Citizens permanent resident, or a New Zealand Citizen.

It is not necessary to complete a separate application form as all eligible candidates will be considered.

Scholarships available to international research students

International applicants are also encouraged to explore the Endeavour Awards offered by the Australian Government. Closing date for applications is usually 30 June each year.

Updated:  17 August 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPE/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster