A small number of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarships are awarded on academic merit and research potential for full-time study towards Masters by Research or PhD degrees. Competition for scholarships is strong and in recent years successful applicants have held first class Honours degrees or equivalent.
The main round opens for applications in April and closes in August each year.
Eligible applicants will be considered for an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS) International or Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS).
Successful applicants who make satisfactory progress receive a tax-free living allowance for up to three years full-time study for a Doctorate by Research, or up to two years for Masters by Research. Scholarship holders are entitled to paid recreation and sick leave and, in some cases, paid parenting leave. Students relocating from interstate or overseas may also be eligible to claim an allowance for travel expenses and relocation costs to Adelaide. These scholarships pay the international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a Higher Degree by Research.
Flinders University advertises other HDR scholarships that are related to specific projects or funding bodies, including ‘Scholarships with impact’ like Rhodes Scholarships and scholarships in specific Colleges or research areas.
Please note: application and start dates vary
‘Main round’ scholarships - You must first lodge an application for HDR admission and then lodge an additional and separate application for HDR scholarship. Please note
‘Privately funded’ scholarships – if you are applying for a PhD scholarship that is not part of the HDR main round, you will need to submit your application directly to the contact listed for the scholarship. You must lodge a separate application for HDR admission as soon as you are advised to do so.
International candidates are required to pay tuition fees and associated costs. Tuition fees are listed on the Higher Degree by Research course information page.
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