Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to postgraduate coursework students of Petroleum Engineering.

SPE WA Section Scholarship

The WA Section will fund five new scholarships in 2014 each worth $3,750 per year. Undergraduates in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd years will receive the scholarship for 2 years; 4th and 5th year undergraduates and post-graduate students will receive it for 1 year. The program is aimed at engineering students (in all years) pursuing a career in Petroleum Engineering. Those eligible to apply are those who are student members of the SPE currently enrolled in full time academic study by course work. Preference will be given to those having Australian citizenship or permanent residency, however international students may apply. Previous SPE WA Scholarship winners are still eligible to apply.

For more information visit the SPE WA Section Scholarships page.

SPE Asia-Pacific STAR Scholarship

The Star scholarships and fellowships support those pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry until completion of the degree for which awarded, up to a maximum of four years. SPE dedicates more than one million dollars to be awarded by our 16 regions.


  • Must be a student enrolled, or soon to be enrolled, in curriculum related to the petroleum industry
  • Must be an SPE member, if eligible
  • Must be enrolled the year following the application year
  • Comply with sanction policy

If awarded, you must meet eligibility requirements to maintain your scholarship or fellowship. All award funding will be distributed in early November each year.

PESA NSW Tertiary Institution Study Grants

The PESA New South Wales Branch awards up to five $1500 study grants to students studying a petroleum related course in NSW tertiary institutions. Both third year and post graduate students are eligible. The award is given at the NSW State Branch selection committee's discretion with approximately equal weight given to the students project relevance to petroleum industry, the technical significance of the project, originality of the project, and the student’s supervisor's recommendation.

Timing of notice and award: Applications for the awards are normally called for in March or early April, close in late May and are announced in June. The award of the scholarship is usually be made at a PESA Technical Luncheon in Sydney, where the recipient will be asked to give a short presentation of their research effort

Other Special Awards, Sponsorships or Travel Subsidies may be given throughout the year at the NSW State Branch Discretion.

For more information visit the PESA scholarships page.