When can I apply for a higher degree by research (HDR) scholarship?

Updated 09/12/2020 02.27 PM

The majority of higher degree by research (HDR) scholarships are awarded in the annual scholarship round, which opens at the beginning of July each year. You can view the annual scholarship round closing dates at key dates.

Applications received at other times are considered on a case-by-case basis, with scholarships awarded to high-quality applicants. These include applicants from Australian insitutions graduating in Trimester/Semester 1 who wish to commence in Trimester 2.

If you are applying for a scholarship outside the annual round, you should apply at least three to four months prior to your intended commencement date. You can view the Trimester start dates and the higher degree research intake dates on the key dates website. Please note: as the majority of scholarships are awarded in the annual round, applicants are encouraged to apply in the annual round where possible.

You should discuss your application with your potential supervisors, who will also be able to advise you on the appropriate time to lodge your scholarship application. You should also check the research scholarship website for other scholarships offered throughout the year.

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