Research scholarships

This is a summary of some of the scholarships available to Computing Students. For further details, to confirm closing dates and to apply, see the GRS Key Dates page.

 

Scholarship Name Available to Eligibility Amount Duration Closing Date

Domestic Research Training Program (RTP)

Local

Available to Australian or New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents wanting to undertake a PhD or Masters by Research.

$26,682 
(17 rate)
per year

3 yrs

February

May

August

October

Annually

The RTP scheme is administered by the University and funded by the Department of Education and Training.

Selection for the RTP is based on academic merit and research potential. It is a highly competitive selection process, with previous recipients all holding degrees of Honours 1 standard or equivalent.

 Malware Analysis  Local  Available to Australian or New Zealand citizens & permanent residents wanting to undertake a PhD  $20,011 (2017 rate indexed annually

 3.5 yrs

January

May

Refer to the GRS Key Dates page for relevant admission & scholarship deadlines

The Malware Analysis Scholarship scheme is administered by the School of Computer Science and Engineering UNSW Sydney under the Commbank Security Engineering (sec.edu)

There is a PhD top-up scholarship opportunity to study malware detection and analysis in a complex enterprise system under the supervision of Prof Richard Buckland

International Research Training Program (RTP) International Available to citizens of all countries (except New Zealand & Australian citizens & permanent residents) wanting to undertake a PhD or Masters by Research. $26,682 
(17 rate)
per year
3 yrs 

February

May

August

October

Annually

The RTP scheme is administered by the University and funded by the Department of Education and Training.   

The RTP provides a tax-exempt living allowance and covers tuition fees, medical cover and visa charges (except costs related to visa health checks). 

Selection for the RTP is based on academic merit and research potential. It is a highly competitive selection process, with recipients requiring outstanding undergraduate results and top academic references. Publications and research experience may also be used to improve a candidates ranking.

Faculty of Engineering Research Scholarship (FERS)

Local

Available to applicants who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or who are permanent residents of Australia.

$26,682 
(17 rate)
per year

3 yrs 

No Application Required.

The FERS is administered and funded by the Faculty of Engineering.

Scholarships are being offered to outstanding PhD students for research programs starting in Session 1 and 2 of each academic year.

Applicants will be considered based on their application for RTP.

Data61 Scholarships

Local

International

Applicants must be:
Eligible for admission to UNSW as a research candidates within UNSW Computing or EET

Undertaking or proposing a research project aligned with Data61’s Research Themes, Business Areas, Research Projects and supervisory capabilities

Varies Varies

Annually

Data61 provides a range of scholarships to support postgraduate ICT research primarily in the Schools of Computer Science & Engineering (UNSW Computing) and Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications (EET) at UNSW.
 Cyber Security  Local  Available to Australian or New Zealand citizens & permanent residents wanting to undertake a PhD  $20,011 (2017 rate indexed annually  3.5 yrs  

January

May

Refer to the GRS Key Dates page for relevant admission & scholarship deadlines

 

The Cyber Security Scholarship scheme is administered by the School of Computer Science and Engineering UNSW Sydney under the Commbank Security Engineering (sec.edu)

There is a PhD top-up scholarship opportunity for a student that links the disciplines of computer science with other fields of research in an effort to solve cyber security problems under the supervision of Prof Richard Buckland

Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus Faculty Research Stipend

International Available to citizens of all countries (except New Zealand & Australian citizens and permanent residents) wanting to take a PhD or Masters by Research. Remission of Tuition Fees plus stipend Varies

February

May

August

October

Annually

Scholarships available for PhD and Masters of Philosophy (in selected disciplines depending on Faculty research areas).
University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) International Available to citizens of all countries (except New Zealand & Australian citizens and permanent residents) wanting to undertake a PhD or Masters by Research. $26,682 
(17 rate)
per year
3 yrs 

February

May

August

October

Annually

The UIPA is administered and funded by the University. 

The UIPA provides a tax-exempt living allowance. 

Selection for the UIPA is based on academic merit and research potential. 
It is a highly competitive selection process, with recipients requiring outstanding undergraduate results and top academic references. Publications and research experience may also be used to improve a candidates ranking

University Postgraduate Awards (UPA) Local Available to Australian or New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents wanting to undertake a PhD or Masters by Research.

$26,682 
(17 rate)
per year

3 yrs

February

May

August

October

Annually

The UPA scheme is administered and funded by the University.

Selection for the UPA is based on academic merit and research potential. 
It is a highly competitive selection process, with previous recipients all holding degrees of Honours 1 standard or equivalent.

UNSW PhD Student Completion 
Local 

International

To be eligible applicants must:
Not previously held or be currently receiving any other 
scholarship or any other form of financial support
Be a currently enrolled PhD student at UNSW, enroll full-time and work full-time on the thesis in semester 2
$10,000
approx
6 mths Annually
UNSW PhD Student Completion Scholarships are designed to enable PhD students in the final stages of their candidature, who have not received any scholarship or other financial support during their candidature, to spend uninterrupted time (up to 6 months) to complete their thesis.
UNSW/CSIRO Local Applicants must be local students undertaking full-time 
PhD research in the area of information & communication technology (ICT).

$7,000
(approx)

up to 
3.5 yrs
Subject to Availability 
Applications are open for CSIRO funded research scholarships within the School of Computer Science & Engineering. Successful applicants will be required to work closely with the CSIRO on a project that falls within one of their specified research areas.

It is expected that applicants for this scholarship will have applied or have been awarded an Domestic Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent.

Women in Engineering Research Top-Up Scholarship

Local

 

Female applicants commencing a PhD who are awarded an Domestic Research Training Program (RTP)  or University Postgraduate Award (UPA) within the UNSW Faculty of Engineering will be considered for this top-up scholarship. No application is required.

Students must commence their research before the census date of the semester, or the award will be allocated to another applicant

$10,000per year

 3.5 yrs

Annually

 The Women in Engineering Research Award is administered and funded by the Faculty of Engineering, and is offered in Semester 1 of each year.

Selection for the Women in Engineering Research Award is based on academic merit and research potential. It is a highly competitive selection process, with previous recipients all holding degrees of Honours 1 standard or equivalent.