PhD Scholarships Information

UNSW offers PhD scholarships for both international and domestic applicants.

International applicants

  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship
  • University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend

The application procedure is the same for the scholarships listed above - an applicant will automatically be considered for all these scholarships based on a single application. RTP and UIPA scholarships cover both tuition fees and a living stipend. A TFS scholarship also covers tuition fees and a living stipend, however in this case the living stipend needs to be provided by the PhD supervisor, or alternatively via UNSW / Home Country Joint Scholarships such as China Scholarship Council (CSC) and The Higher Education Commission Scholarship (HEC; Pakistan). In addition, there is also the UNSW Scientia PhD Scheme, which offers scholarships for specific research projects.

Domestic applicants 

  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship
  • University Postgraduate Award (UPA)

The application procedure is the same for both scholarships listed above - an applicant will automatically be considered for all scholarships based on a single application. Domestic applicants do not need to pay fees, and as such these scholarships only provide a living stipend. The UNSW Scientia PhD Scheme, which offers scholarships for specific research projects, is also open to domestic applicants.

How to apply

  • The first step in the procedure is to contact a potential PhD supervisor, i.e. an academic in the School of Chemical Engineering. The academic will discuss with you and provide necessary support during the application procedure. The best way is to simply send an email to one of the academics in the School under whose supervision you are considering undertaking a PhD (include CV and full UG/PG transcripts).
  • Further details regarding the application procedure are available via the Graduate Research School (GRS).