Kenneth Freeman PhD Scholarship at the Australian University 2022/2023


If you are interested in a PhD scholarship in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Kenneth Freeman PhD Scholarship Award may be just it for you.

Qualified aspirants are invited to apply for the Kenneth Freeman PhD Scholarship funded by the ANU-Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA). The programme is exclusively open for both domestic and international students.

About the Australian National University

Kenneth Freeman PhD Scholarship offered for a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The scholarship is provided by the Australian National University. The Australian National University (ANU) is a public research university situated in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Its core campus in Acton includes seven teaching and research colleges, in addition to several national academies and institutes.

ANU is considered one of the world’s foremost universities and is rated as the number one university in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere by the 2022 QS World University Rankings and second in Australia in the Times Higher Education rankings. Likened to other universities in the world, it is rated 27th by the 2022 QS World University Rankings, and equivalent to 54th by the 2022 Times Higher Education.

With over 10,000 trees on its campus, ANU won an International Maintainable Campus Network Award in 2009 and was rated the 2nd greenest university campus in Australia in 2011.

Four of Australia’s five learned societies are constructed at ANU—the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the Australian Academy of Law. The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and the National Film and Sound Archive are also situated at ANU, while the National Museum of Australia and CSIRO are located next to the campus.

ANU was rated 27th (first in Australia) by the 2022 QS World University Rankings, equal to 54th in the world, and equal to 2nd in Australia (with the University of Queensland), by the 2022 Times Higher Education.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, ANU was rated 6th in the world for geology, 7th for philosophy, 8th in the world for politics, 9th in the world for sociology, 13th in the world for development studies, and 15th in the world for linguistics. A 2017 study by Times Higher Education stated that ANU was the world’s 7th (first in Australia) most international university.

Australian National University Students’ Association (ANUSA) is the students’ union of the Australian National University and signifies undergraduate and ANU College students, while the Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (PARSA) signifies postgraduates. The Australian National University Union manages catering and retail outlets and function amenities on behalf of all students.

What is the value of the scholarship?

The scholarship offers $28,854 per annum.

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

  • Settled leave entitlements:
  • 20 working days of recreation leave
  • 10 working days of medical leave
  • 60 working days additional medical leave
  • 60 working days of parental leave
  • 5 days of partner parental leave
  • Conditional Child Allowance for international student ($3,000/annum/child- max $9000)
  • Relocation reimbursement (capped at $1000 for domestic students, $2500 for international students)
  • Thesis Allowance of up to $500

What are the selection criteria for the scholarship?

The Award will be open each year to a forthcoming or continuing domestic or international student who:

  1. is registered or registering full-time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy and Astrophysics, established in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the ANU College of Science; and
  2. has verified First class honors (H1), or documented equal conditions.

 How can you apply for The Kenneth Freeman PhD Scholarship

No application is needed as all qualified candidates who have demonstrated their interest will be automatically chosen.

The Application Deadline for the Kenneth Freeman PhD Scholarship

The application deadline for this scholarship is August 1, 2022.




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