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The APAs are funded by the Australian Federal Government while the DUPRSs are funded by Deakin University.
Both awards are available to domestic and international students. Only the top ranked applicants in a scholarship round will be offered an APA. Applicants can apply for candidature only (without scholarship) at any time during the year. However, candidature and scholarship applications must be lodged by the deadlines listed below.
Successful applicants must have achieved a first class Honours degree or equivalent. Awards are only available to those who will be undertaking a Masters or Doctoral degree in 2014 and have applied for, or are currently enrolled in, a Higher Degree by Research. Applicants who have commenced their graduate research degree must have at least 12 months full-time or equivalent candidature remaining. Applicants who have previously held an APA or DUPR for six months or more cannot be considered for another APA or DUPR.
The primary criterion is a high standard of Honours (a year of assessed research following an undergraduate course) or its equivalent. Equivalence could include:
Please refer to the entry pathways to higher degrees by research for further information.
Selection for scholarships is based on academic merit, research experience, publications relative to opportunity, alignment of the project with strategic priorities and the supervisory experience/support of the potential supervisors. Please refer to the HDR Scholarship Ranking Guidelines (234 KB) which are used by Schools and Faculties during the scholarship rounds to rank scholarship applications.
Please refer to the Apply Now webpage for application information.
Please contact the Deakin Research Scholarships office.