Scholarships

We offer prestigious scholarships for both domestic and international research candidates. In most cases, these scholarships are available to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents.

You can now apply for admission to your research degree and apply for a research scholarship at the same time. Learn more.

Australian Government Research Training Program scholarships

Charles Sturt University offers a portfolio of Australian Government funded Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships for both Domestic and International research candidates.

Applications for domestic scholarships (AGRTP Full-time, AGRTP Part-time and AGRTP Return to Study scholarships) for commencement in Session 1, 2023 are closed. Applications for the Session 2 2023 round are open. The Session 2 2023 closing date is to be determined and will be confirmed in the coming months.

Applications for AGRTP Indigenous scholarships are open year round.

Applications for AGRTP International scholarships for commencement in Session 1, 2023, are closed.

All scholarship applications should be submitted in full and before the due date. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Full-time scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to postgraduate researchers with exceptional promise on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

Session 1 2023 applications are closed.

Applications for the Session 2 2023 round are open. The Session 2 2023 closing date is to be determined and will be confirmed in the coming months.

Part-time scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who are enrolled part-time in a Higher Degree by Research program.

Session 1 2023 applications are closed.

Applications for the Session 2 2023 round are open. The Session 2 2023 closing date is to be determined and will be confirmed in the coming months.

Indigenous scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Indigenous Australian postgraduate researchers with exceptional promise on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

Applications are open year round.

International scholarship

International applicants who will be studying full-time on a Charles Sturt University campus can apply for this scholarship.

Applications for the 2023 round, for commencement in Session 1, 2023, are closed.

Return to study scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Australian postgraduate researchers who are returning to study after a continuous break of two or more years to fulfil caring responsibilities.

How to commence your research degree

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Scholarship Application Guide

Understand more about applying for scholarships, the assessment process and allocation of awards.

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Three Rivers Department of Rural Health

Three Rivers Department of Rural Health is offering one PhD scholarship to attract a domestic candidate to grow the evidence-base supporting rural health education, rural health workforce, and/or rural health services research.

Next Generation Water and Engineering Hub

Project 1: Mitigating Thermal Pollution within reservoirs
This scholarship opportunity is expected to contribute to understanding the effect of hydrodynamics in water quality, including thermal pollution of Oberon reservoir and possible interventions to improve the water quality.

Project 2: Citizen Science: Integrating community groups into basin-scale fish tagging and recovery programs
Partnering with OzFish Unlimited, the student will engage with recreational fishers and First Nations people to better understand how to design and implement basin-wide scientific programs with citizen scientists. The student will establish the framework, through training and collaboration, for citizen scientists to be incorporated into basin-scale programs in a scientifically robust way which supports animal welfare considerations.

Project 3: First Nations water rights, management, and engineering
This project will examine the socio-cultural and environmental complexity and benefits of First Nations water rights, management and stewardship, and engineering systems.

Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Research

The Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Research group is offering one PhD scholarship to attract a domestic candidate to grow the evidence-base supporting interdisciplinary research in the early years.

Diagnosis and management of dieback in Persimmon trees

An exciting opportunity exists for a PhD student to be involved in a Hort Innovation / Charles Sturt University project to investigate the causal organism responsible for dieback in Persimmon trees, and to contribute to management of the disease to minimise yield loss.

NSW Education Waratah Scholarships

The NSW Department of Education is seeking to fund research projects that support its priorities and lead to improvements in social and educational outcomes for people in NSW. Waratah Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis in the form of a top-up to their Research Training Program (RTP) stipend to higher degree research students undertaking research aligned with one or more of the priorities listed.

Casella Family Brands PhD Scholarship

This scholarship is to encourage the development of new knowledge in the area of viticulture, oenology and related businesses and alleviate some of the financial pressures associated with higher degree research.

CSIRO/ACDP - Charles Sturt University Joint PhD Program

The CSIRO/ACDP – CSU PhD Scholarships provide enhanced opportunities in science for outstanding graduates enrolling in a PhD at Charles Sturt University. The program is now looking for applicants for commencement in 2023. Four potential research projects are available.