Externally Funded HDR Scholarships

The following scholarship and grant opportunities are funded by external organisations for higher degree research students to undertake research in a wide range of fields, both within Australia and overseas. You can apply for these opportunities through their respective websites.

https://www.johnmonash.com/scholarships/applications

https://www.eliteediting.com.au/scholarship/

https://www.menziesfoundation.org.au/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-program/phd-fellowship/australia-new-zealand/

The Northcote Postgraduate Scholarship is to enable students normally resident in the UK to undertake a higher degree at an Australian university for up to three years. The Britain-Australia Society administers the Northcote Postgraduate Scholarships on behalf of the Northcote Trust.

There is no limitation on the field of study. Applicants must be resident in the UK (or one of its dependencies or territories) and need to ascertain their own eligibility for a postgraduate programme (MA or PhD) in Australia.

The Trustees particularly welcome proposals for PhD and research-based Masters programmes.

For more information, please visit the British-Australia Society website.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students at Swiss Higher Education Institutions.

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries (including Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu). The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution affiliated with the People's Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of Education. CSC is responsible for the organisation, management and provision of financial resources for Chinese citizens studying abroad, and to international students studying in China.

See the website for further information: https://www.csc.edu.cn/

The Australia India Research Students Fellowship (AIRS Fellowship) program supports emerging researchers from India and Australia to undertake short-term research exchanges.

70 fellowships of up to  AUD $10,000 are available, with 35 awards available to applicants from higher education institutions in each country. The program is open to eligible research students and post-doctoral scholars (early-career researchers) across all disciplines.

https://arch-india.org/australia-india-research-students-fellowship-program