External PhD Scholarship programs
Some countries and external agencies offer scholarships for students wanting to study a PhD in Australia or outside their home country. Swinburne Research maintains a webpage providing details of external scholarship programs here. Some of the programs listed may not be available to students wishing to study astrophysics and related disciplines at CAS. We list below programs that we are aware of which may apply to CAS PhD applicants. There may be others (please inform us if you know of some!).
We strongly encourage students to apply for these opportunities in addition to applying for a scholarship from Swinburne; students applying for external scholarships need to complete the usual PhD application procedures detailed on our Postgraduate Study webpage. They should also contact Dr. Michael Murphy as early as possible in the process.
External PhD scholarship opportunities:
- All international students: Endeavour Awards: The Australian Federal Government provides postgraduate scholarships with full or partial funding, including relocations costs and tuition fees. These are very competitive scholarships open to very high-acheiving students from all countries. More information is available here.
- Australian students: The General Sir John Monash Awards: The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers highly prestigious postgraduate scholarships valued at a total of AUS$150,000 over three years. Apart from academic excellence, selection criteria include demonstrated and potential leadership, alturism and active citizenship. More information is available here.
- Developing nations: Australian Development Scholarships (ADSs): The Australian Federal Government provides full postgraduate scholarships for students from developing countries to undertake full time postgraduate study at Swinburne. Note that the fields of study are targeted to address agreed priority human resource and development needs of recipient countries, in line with Australia's bilateral aid program. That is, some countries may not offer ADSs to students wishing to study astronomy or related disciplines at CAS. More information is available here.
- Chile: Bicentennial Scholarship PhD in Australia: Chilean students may apply for a scholarship through the The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) for full PhD scholarships to study in Australian universities. More information is available here (Spanish language only).
- UK: Northcote Graduate Scholarships: Students normally resident in the UK may apply for a scholarship through King's College London for a 3-year scholarship which provides an annual stipend, economy class return air fares to Australia and payment of compulsory fees and charges at Swinburne. More information is available here.
- USA: USA to
Australia Fellowships: This is not a PhD scholarship, but
rather a fellowship designed to pay the (partial or full) costs of one
year of study for students at Australian universities who are US
citizens or permanent residents. Note that studies must fall into
certain categories, and they may not be compatible with most
astrophysics PhD topics. More information is available here.
- Vietnam: Joint Scholarship Agreement discounts: This is not a PhD scholarship, but rather an agreement between Swinburne and the Ministry of Education and Training -- Vietnam International Education Development (MOET-VIED) to provide discounts/waivers of tuition fees for MOET-VIED scholarship recipients for studying at Swinburne. More information is available here.