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 2, 2022 are closed. Applications for the 2023 round, for commencement in Session 1, 2023, are open and will close 5pm AEDT, Friday 14 October 2022.

Applications for AGRTP Indigenous scholarships are open year round.

Applications for AGRTP International scholarships for commencement Session 2, 2022 are closed. Applications for the 2023  round, for commencement in Session 1, 2023, are open and will close 5pm AEST, Friday 29 July 2022.

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 2 2022 applications are closed.

Applications for the 2023 round, for commencement in Session 1, 2023, are open and will close 5pm AEDT, Friday 14 October 2022.

Part-time scholarship

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

Session 2 2022 applications are closed.

Applications for the 2023 round, for commencement in Session 1, 2023, are open and will close 5pm AEDT, Friday 14 October 2022.

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 open and will close 5pm AEST, Friday 29 July 2022.

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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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 / CSU 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 - CSU 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 2022. Three potential research projects are available.

AgriFutures Australia Indigenous HDR Scholarship - Native Foods

An exciting opportunity now exists for a PhD student to be a part of a collaborative project with the food industry, working with indigenous innovators, providing them links and support as these future entrepreneurs develop their businesses.

AgriFutures Australia Indigenous HDR Scholarship - Cool Burning

The project will explore the use and science of cool burning practices in southern NSW and the associated cultural aspects in conjunction with the Indigenous communities.