Scientia PhD scholarships

The Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme directly underpins the UNSW Strategy 2025 goals and will enrol up to 700 new PhD scholars of exceptional quality over the next 10 years.

UNSW’s 2025 Strategy states that our aspiration is to be recognised as an international exemplar in equity, diversity and inclusion.  Our aim is to achieve this by embracing the diversity and cultural richness of our communities; ensuring that our staff and students can achieve their full potential in a supportive and inclusive work environment. Our diversity commitment aligns to our strong sense of social responsibility and our belief that a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class research, teaching excellence and thought leadership. UNSW is committed to admitting and supporting candidates of high potential regardless of background. In particular, we aim to increase the intake and retention of indigenous candidates.

Candidates will be matched with our best researchers in targeted areas of research strength and with demonstrated excellence in supervision. Priority research areas are grouped under UNSW’s areas of research strengths. Interdisciplinary proposals linking two or more areas of research strength and proposals that incorporate engagement with end-users of research (knowledge exchange) are also included.

These prestigious scholarships includes:

  • 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, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Register your interest here.