How to apply for a Postgraduate research scholarship

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How to apply for a Postgraduate research scholarship


Scholarship applications will be accepted during an open scholarship round only.

Step 1: Find a scholarship

Visit HDR Scholarships to browse postgraduate research scholarships currently open for applications. Note the title of the scholarship you wish to be considered for so that you can include this on your application form. You will only be considered for scholarship(s) you nominate on your application form.

Step 2: Prepare an application form and supporting documents

Review the Important information prior to preparing your application.

Complete the one page Application for postgraduate research scholarship form (PDF 264KB) *

Important information

The Selection of Candidates for Postgraduate Research Scholarship - Protocol (PDF 100KB)* provides additional information you require to apply for a scholarship, the selection criteria and assessment matrix used to rank your application in order of merit. It is recommended you are familiar with the content to assist in the preparation of your strongest possible application for scholarship. Please do not submit your application until you have read this important document as you may submit an incomplete or incorrect application which may not be considered for scholarship.

As per the Protocol, International Scholarships may only be awarded to students undertaking research in an area identified by USC as a research concentration. Further detail on USC's Research Centres and Clusters is available at Research and innovation.

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

Step 3: Submit your application by the scholarship closing date

Information on scholarship closing dates are provided on the scholarship ad. You must submit your complete application by the closing date for your application to be considered.

Most scholarships are considered in one of the three rounds. Visit HDR Scholarships for information on the closing dates for each round, and to access specific scholarship ads.

USC candidates submit their applications to

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