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 2022 are open and will close 5.00pm AEDST Friday 22 October 2021.

Applications for AGRTP Indigenous scholarships are open year round.

Applications for AGRTP International scholarships for commencement in 2022 are closed. It is anticipated applications for commencement in 2023 will open early 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.

2022 applications are now open.

Part-time scholarship

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

2022 applications are now open.

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 AGRTP International scholarships for commencement in 2022 are closed.

It is anticipated applications for commencement in 2023 will open early 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.

Graham Centre scholarship

The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation conducts research to create knowledge and capacity to deliver farming systems for the future.

Applications for Graham Centre scholarships for commencement in 2022 are currently suspended.

Institute for Land, Water and Society scholarship

The Institute for Land, Water and Society works in partnership with government and others to conduct biophysical, social and economic research.

Applications for Institute for Land, Water and Society scholarships for commencement in 2022 are currently suspended.

National Wine and Grape Industry Centre scholarship

The Centre conducts world-class research in plant pathology, vine physiology, fruit development, fruit and wine composition, sensory characteristics of wine and consumer preference.

Applications for National Wine and Grape Industry Centre scholarships for commencement in 2022 are currently suspended.

Public and Contextual Theology scholarship

The Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre conducts collaborative research by scholars of many religions. They are committed to becoming the lead centre in the Asia-Pacific region for research into theology and public issues.

Applications for Public and Contextual Theology scholarships for commencement in 2022 are currently suspended.

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Scholarship Application Guide

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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.

Innovative Wine Production

Applicants are sought to undertake a PhD supported by a Charles Sturt University-based Australian Government Research Training Program Full-Time Scholarship (AGRTP) as part of the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.

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.