Investing in your future success

PhD and research degree scholarships recognise and reward students from a broad range of backgrounds across a number of interest areas; covering tuition fees and providing a living allowance. Take advantage of generous government or university-funded scholarships to support you during your candidature, including:

  • $28,900 per annum, tax exempt
  • Assistance with living costs and access to a range of support services
  • Relocation allowance of up to $1500
  • Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the student visa
  • Assistance applying for national and international grants and schemes

Check your eligibility, find out how to apply for a scholarship, and discover our top tips for making a strong application.

See which scholarship is right for you

Our research strengths

Advancing society and culture

Building safe and secure communities

Improving health and wellbeing 

Enabling a sustainable world 

Designing smarter technologies 

Advancing society and culture

Advancing society and culture

Our research helps strengthen society, culture and the economy through creative, contemporary and intercultural approaches to education, the arts and business.

Find out how Deakin researchers are advancing society, culture and the economy

Building safe and secure communities

Building safe and secure communities

From strengthening community resilience to the development of cutting-edge cyber security, our cross-disciplinary research builds ethical and innovative solutions to global security problems.

Find out how Deakin researchers are building safe and secure communities

Improving health and wellbeing 

Improving health and wellbeing 

Improved health and wellbeing underpins the success of any society, and at Deakin, we’re driving research that impacts lives – globally and locally – in meaningful ways.

Find out how Deakin researchers are improving health and wellbeing

Enabling a sustainable world 

Enabling a sustainable world 

Sustainable outcomes guide our research from idea to solution and application. We protect and manage our land, air and marine ecosystems; use innovative resource management technologies; and support the transition to sustainable energy solutions

Find out how Deakin researchers are enabling a sustainable world

Designing smarter technologies 

Designing smarter technologies 

We’re developing practical technology with ethical foundations to support a sustainable, progressive society.

Find out how Deakin researchers are creating smarter technologies

Supporting your big ideas

Deakin is home to four faculties, 14 schools and over 15 institutes and strategic research centres. We offer a broad and exciting range of multidisciplinary projects across our vibrant research community.

Our research community provides a strong culture of support and a range of services including help with finding funding, assistance and advice on applying for and managing research grants, support for research prizes and awards, researcher development and compliance incorporating research integrity.

Deakin researchers have access to national and international grants and schemes. These opportunities cover a wide range of disciplines and include funding from industry, government and commercial collaborations.

Hear from current candidates

Where can a research degree take you? Hear from current candidates and graduates in a range of fields about their HDR journeys.

PhD stories

PhD Xtra – Be Expert

PhD Xtra offers all higher degree by research (HDR) students at Deakin an enhanced and individually tailored learning experience.

About PhD Xtra

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Check your eligibility

A Higher Degree by Research is a big commitment, but can open up a world of opportunity.

Work alongside world-class academics within our vibrant research community and help develop solutions for some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Reimagine your career, connect with industry and make your impact alongside world-leading researchers at Victoria’s #1 university for overall employment.

Learn more about becoming a research student

Contact the Higher Degrees by Research team

Domestic candidature enquiries
+613 924 45258
Email the HDR candidature office

Domestic scholarship enquiries
+613 924 45413
Email the HDR scholarships office

International candidature and scholarship enquiries
+613 924 48296
Email the international HDR team