Frequently asked questions about research degree scholarships
Most research scholarships are awarded during the international and domestic research scholarship rounds each year. Dependant on whether you are an international or domestic applicant, you may be eligible for one of the following scholarships:
- Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR): funded by Deakin University.
- International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS): funded by Deakin University and the Commonwealth Government.
- Australian Postgraduate Award (APA): funded by the Commonwealth Government.
- Other scholarship opportunities at Deakin are also available throughout the year. Externally funded research scholarships provided by government or industry partners may also be available. Further opportunities are listed on the Research Degree HDR Scholarships web page.
The primary eligibility criterion for APA, DUPR or IPRS scholarships is a first class Honours degree or equivalent.
For externally funded scholarships, applicants should refer to the relevant advice on eligibility criteria specific to the award.
You can apply for research candidature and scholarship via an online application form. You do not need to lodge separate applications.
In most circumstances, you can still apply for a research scholarship if you have outstanding results. Transcripts for the current course should be uploaded when you complete your online application. You may be asked to provide contact details for the supervisor or coordinator of your current course who can comment on your likely results.
If your application is successful, you will be made a conditional offer. Your enrolment in a research degree cannot be finalised until the conditions in your offer letter are fulfilled.
Scholarship round lodgement dates:
|Domestic||1 May||31 October|
For all other scholarships, please refer to the relevant closing dates specific to the award.
Scholarship round outcome dates:
Outcomes for all other scholarships are relevant to the award.
In general, there is no restriction on the number of times you can apply for a research degree scholarship prior to commencing candidature.
If you are offered a candidature only place, you may choose to decline this offer and apply for candidature and a scholarship in the future.
If you accept a candidature only offer, you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship as a current research degree student.
The scholarship amount and other benefits available depend on the scholarship offered and whether the awardee is a domestic or international student. Scholarships may include a fortnightly stipend, relocation and travel allowance, tuition fee coverage and overseas health cover.
Scholarship holders are required to remain full-time and on-campus for the duration of the award. Under exceptional circumstances, awardees can apply to hold a part-time or off-campus award. Applications should be made to the Research Scholarships Office email@example.com.
Full-time scholarship payments are tax-exempt. Should an awardee be granted a part-time scholarship, payments will be taxable.
Successful applicants are required to commence studying by the date prescribed in their offer letter or the date specified in their scholarship terms and conditions of award at the latest.
Payments are made fortnightly directly into the awardee's nominated bank account.
Research scholarships are ranked based on academic merit, research experience and publications relative to opportunity, alignment of the applicant's project with strategic priorities and the supervisory experience/support of potential supervisors.