University Research Scholarships at the Australian National University 2022/2023


The University of South Australia’s UniSA Research Scholarships is open with 300 different scholarships on offer. Learn more about it here.

The University of South Australia is accepting applications for Research Training Program Overseas (RTPi) Scholarships, University of South Australia Master Degree Scholarships, and Ph.D. Degree Scholarships for any international students interested in studying in Australia.

Each year, 300 scholarships will be awarded to international students for full-time master’s and doctoral degree programs. At the University of South Australia, you can pursue a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in any academic discipline or major.

But it doesn’t stop there; the University of South Australia offers a variety of different scholarships for overseas students, including Research Training Program International (RTP) Scholarships, University President’s Scholarships (UPS), and International Research Tuition Scholarships.

All this may have shown you, that UNISA research scholarships are tailored to the needs of different scholar categories. This ensures that you will qualify for one of the numerous categories no matter what.

Go through the various categoris below to see which one wokrs for you and go on to apply for it.

University-wide scholarships

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships



Enterprise Research Scholarships (ERS)

These scholarships are aligned to specific projects.  Applicants for all projects are competitively assessed and selected on information provided in the application and any interview that may occour. At least $28,854 (2022 base rate)Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file 408kb) How to apply guide Scholarships are associated with a research project, and you apply for a scholarship when you apply for a research project.  New projects are listed all year round and closing dates are project specific.
International Research Tuition Scholarships (IRTS) Applicants who are in receipt of an externally funded scholarship and who are commencing their research degree are eligible.  Evidence of the externally funded scholarship must be provided.


Applicants are accepted on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated research capability.

Tuition fee – more info How to apply guide Apply anytime


Area-specific scholarships and projects at UniSA

The William T. Southcott Scholarship Engineering $35‚000 per year for 3 years More info Applications are currently closed and will be advised in 2021
Alan Reddrop Research Grant for Family Business Family business $5000 More info Application opens from 26 October to 08 November


Other funding opportunities

APRIntern: PhD Industry Internships Industry experience for 3-6 months to kickstart your career. The program has an emphasis on encouraging underrepresented people in STEM, such as women, regional, indigenous and disadvanted PhD students $3,000 External October
ATA Scientific Encouragement Award Life, Material, Chemical or Environmental Sciences $1,500 for the winner. 2 runner up awards of $600 are also available External 31 August
Australia Awards Scholarships
Research must relate to a priority development area and satisfy the criteria established for each country Tuition fees, living expenses, fieldwork expenses etc Apply online Variable (according to country)
Australian Building Codes Board Research Scholarship Building regulations in Australia Up to $5,000 for 1 year External Anytime
Australian Federation of Graduate Women Various Various, for example accommodation expenses External Check Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. website
Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Canberra Accommodation Bursary Women who wish to carry out a short research project, in any field, which would benefit from a short stay in Canberra Four week accommodation bursary More info and application form 31 October
Australian Grape and Wine Authority Travel Bursaries  Various Funding to support travel, study tours or conference attendance External First Friday in April and first Friday in October
Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships Available to ANTS members to attend conferences which are relevant to nurse teachers $1,000 External January, April, July & October




Australian Society of Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy: Research Scholarships Diagnostic radiography & Radiation therapy $10,000 maximum External 27 September
Capstone Editing: Grant for Professional Thesis Editing Free thesis editing for one Masters student and one PhD student per year N/A External September
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available External Check CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships website
The Data Incubator: Data Science Fellowship Data science: 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry N/A External November
Gates Cambridge UK: PhD Scholarships Full-cost scholarship awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge N/A External November
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various €750 – €1000 per month, plus additional benefits External Refer to the DAAD website
Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation PhD Excellence Award Various $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years only to augment an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent competitive scholarship More info and application form 17 December
Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund Scholarships Science of aeronautics; preference will be given to South Australians Not specified External March, June, September & December
Taiwan Fellowship Social sciences, including Taiwan studies, cross-strait studies, China studies, Asia Pacific studies, and sinology NT$50,000 stipend each month External Not specified
Water Research Australia scholarships Water resources Various External 31 October
Data61 PhD Scholarship Various Various Scholarships available Check Data61 website for more details Varies. Check the Data61 website for more details



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