Higher Degree by Research Programs and Scholarships

At the UNSW Faculty of Engineering we offer two Postgraduate research degrees – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Engineering. They are both available across all of our Engineering schools. Each requires the submission of a thesis embodying the results of an original investigation or design. Click on the links below to find out more information about each degree.

The Faculty of Engineering Higher Degrees by research program
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Research scholarships

There are a range of scholarships on offer for Higher Degrees by research candidates. Please visit the Graduate Research School website (GRS) for information on the scholarships available. 

UNSW funded and UNSW administered scholarships

Research candidates at UNSW Engineering have access to multiple scholarships including the RTP, UIPA, government and industry funded scholarships. The Graduate Research School website has more information on scholarships available to local and international research candidates. 

Scholarships from home country

Many countries offer scholarships to their own citizens to study abroad. You need to check directly with those funders. Some examples of Home Country Joint Scholarships can be found here. You can email the faculty if you have a question.

Scientia PhD Scholarships

The Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme directly underpins the UNSW Strategy 2025 goals Candidates will be matched with our best researchers in targeted areas of research strength and with demonstrated excellence in supervision. These prestigious scholarships include a stipend of $40,000 per annum for four years, a support package of up to $10,000 per annum for support of development activities, international collaboration and other related expenses. For more information and to register your interest, please visit the website.

Industry PhD Scholarships

Industry PhD Higher Degree Research candidates will:  Undertake an industry-focussed, applied research project,  supervised by a team of three supervisors with expertise in applied research skills, knowledge exchange and industry,  undertake an industry focussed training program with coursework and development activities and gain ‘real life’ industry experience through a six-month internship during their four-year candidature. For more information see the website.

Women in engineering research top-up scholarships

UNSW Engineering is offering Women in Engineering Top-up Scholarships every semester. Each of these are valued at $10,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years. These scholarships are offered to outstanding domestic female applicants to undertake a PhD in one of the Engineering Schools. No application is required.