Australian students

Postgraduate research scholarships offered at Flinders University are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential to enable suitably qualified applicants to undertake full-time study towards a research degree (Masters degree by research or PhD).

Applications for Australian Postgraduate Awards, Flinders University Research Scholarships and some Faculty specific scholarships for domestic students close on 31 October each year.

Applicants apply to study for their research degree and scholarship on the one application form. Applications are ranked according to the Guidelines for Ranking Applications , Postgraduate Research Scholarships.

The postgraduate research scholarships pay a living allowance which is tax free for full-time study and are tenable at Flinders University for up to three years for a PhD, or up to two years for a Masters degree by research, subject to satisfactory progress. For some scholarships a six-month extension may be granted to PhD students. Research Masters students are not eligible for an extension.

Scholarship holders are entitled to be paid recreation and sick leave each year, and in some cases, paid maternity leave. Successful applicants who move to Adelaide from interstate or overseas may be eligible to claim an allowance for travel expenses and removal costs (relocation allowance).

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential. Postgraduate research scholarships are very competitive and in recent years successful applicants have held first class Honours degrees or equivalent qualifications.

Flinders University also offers a number of privately funded scholarships which are advertised on the scholarships website at various times during the year.

International students

Applications for the Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship for International students close on the 31 August of each year. This scholarship covers international student tuition fees.

The University also provides a living allowance to successful applicants. Refer to international students - scholarships for further information on scholarships available to international students or visit

From 2008 Flinders University will also be offering a bursary to selected sponsored international students wishing to undertake postgraduate studies either at the Masters or PhD level. This bursary will be available to sponsored international students to assist them during their time at the University.

In addition, Flinders students are supported by Cheung Kong scholarship funding and Chinese Fee Waiver Scholarships for their overseas study experiences. This award is designed to assist students to undertake an exchange program at partner universities in China, Hong Kong and Japan to enhance their Flinders University studies by providing an international perspective.

Refer to Scholarships for details.