Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Round 1, 2018

  • Closing Date: 16 February  2018
  • Latest Outcome Date: 1 June 2018
  • Latest Commencement Date: 1 November 2018

What does the scholarship offer?

A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:

  • An annual living allowance $26, 682 per annum (2017 rate - indexed annually)

The scholarship may also include:


  • A relocation allowance (up to $1,500)
  • A full tuition fee scholarship 
  • A laptop for your research studies
  • Overseas student health cover (OSHC) (Single cover for international candidates)


PhD scholarships are for three and a half years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

To be eligible for scholarship you must:

  • enter a Pre-Identified Candidate Code (provided by your potential UON supervisor) in the online application
  • satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
  • meet admission eligibility criteria
  • be no more than two full-time equivalent years into theirPhD (or one year for Masters) at the scholarship closing date in which you are applying.

Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

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  • A master degree with strong research component
  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

Key scholarship conditions

  • be enrolled full-time (part-time enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances. Part-time scholarships are taxable)
  • be enrolled on-campus (off-campus enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances)
  • scholars may only work a maximum of 8 hours per week (between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
  • scholarship offers must be taken up by the latest commencement date for the round in which the scholar has applied.