HDR Scholarship - National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) – Deakin University PhD Scholarship program

Applications now open

The National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII), Uruguay, and Deakin University, Australia, will jointly sponsor up to 4 Uruguayan students each year to undertake a PhD at Deakin University.

Program overview

Deakin University and the National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) established a joint funding program in November 2018 providing scholarship opportunities to Uruguayan students who study for Deakin University PhD degrees.

This particular program is to undertake a PhD at Deakin University for up to 4 years.

Fields of co-operation

The favourably-sponsored areas of study for this program include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Animal and Human Health (including Pharmaceutical)
  • Energy, including Renewable Energy
  • Agriculture, Livestock and Agro-industrial Production
  • Environment and Biodiversity
  • Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Audio-visual Production
  • Education and Social Development
  • Tourism
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Other areas of study approved by ANII and Deakin University

Important dates

Expressions of Interest close 5pm, Friday 15 January 2020.

Full applications close 5pm, Friday 31 January 2020.


Benefits from the National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII)

  • Contribution of $US20,000 per annum for 4 years towards:
  • Tuition fees
  • One round-trip economy class flight between Montevideo and Melbourne
  • Student Overseas Health Cover as required by the Australian Government

Benefits from Deakin University

  • Living allowance in the form of a stipend of $A28,092 per annum tax exempt (2020 RTP equivalent rate) for a duration of up to 4 years
  • A top-up scholarship to cover the difference between the annual tuition fee amount and the scholarship amount provided by ANII
  • Tuition fee waiver for up to 20 weeks of instruction at the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) (where required)

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be a citizen of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay at the time of application
  • be enrolling full time and on-campus at Deakin University
  • satisfy any other selection criteria set out by the National Agency for Research and Innovation
  • be intending to pursue a PhD in one of the priority areas identified above
  • meet all Deakin admission entry requirements, including English requirements.  Where English language requirements are not met but an applicant is otherwise qualified for admission into Deakin’s PhD program, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5 (or equivalent test results) is required to qualify for the DUELI tuition fee waiver outlined above

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further eligibility information. Please refer to step 5 of the how to apply page for further information on English proficiency requirements.

Deakin University strongly recommends that candidates familiarise themselves with specific conditions of the ANII scholarship on the ANII website prior to applying for the program.

How to apply

You need to apply to Deakin University by following the instructions on our How to Apply page. You will be required to lodge an Expression of Interest (EoI) prior to being invited to submit a full application.

Applicants submitting a full application should select scholarship type "ANII - Deakin University Joint Funding Program."

Deakin University will evaluate applications and send successful candidates a letter of acceptance. Accepted PhD candidates should then apply to the National Agency for Research and Innovation.


Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please email International Research Training within the Graduate Research Academy.