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
Research scholarships

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

UNSW funded and administered scholarships

Local and international research candidates have access to multiple scholarships including the RTP, UIPA, government and industry funded scholarships.

Scholarships from home country

Many countries offer scholarships to their own citizens to study abroad. You need to check directly with those funders. Examples of these scholarships can be found at UNSW Home Country Joint Scholarships.

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. To register your interest, please visit UNSW Scientia.

Industry PhD scholarships

Industry PhD Higher Degree Research candidates will undertake an industry-focused research project, supervised by experts in applied research skills, knowledge exchange and industry. Candidates will work on coursework and development activities and gain ‘real life’ industry experience through a six-month internship during their four-year candidature. Visit UNSW Industry PhD for more information.

Women in engineering research top-up scholarships

We offer Women in Engineering Top-up Scholarships every term. 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.