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 and AGRTP Part-time scholarships) for commencement in 2021 are now open and will close at 11.59pm AEDT on Friday, 30 October 2020.

Applications for AGRTP Indigenous scholarships are open year round.

Applications for AGRTP International scholarships for commencement in 2021 have now closed.
2021 Mid-Year Round applications are open and will close mid-April 2021.

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.

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.

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.

2021 Mid-Year Round Applications are now open.

Graham Centre scholarship

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

Applications are now open.

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 are now open.

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 are now open.

Public and Contextual Theology scholarship

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

Applications are now open.

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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.

PhD Scholarships in Cyber Security

Charles Sturt University is one of the participating institutions in Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) and leads the ‘Privacy Preserving Data Sharing in a Hyper-connected World’ research theme.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD scholarship in cyber security at Charles Sturt University, please send the following information to Associate Professor Tanveer Zia (Email: to discuss your suitability:

  1. 400-500 words research proposal relevant to the ‘Privacy Preserving Data Sharing in a Hyper-connected World’ research theme
  2. Copies of qualifications and transcripts
  3. Up-to-date CV/resume