Flinders University :Flinders University Research Scholarships (FURS)

Opening Date: 01-09-2021   Closing Date: 31-10-2021  


Flinders University Research Scholarships are awarded to postgraduate students on the basis of academic merit and research potential. The scholarships enable suitably qualified applicants to proceed to a full-time Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.

Flinders University Research Scholarships are tenable at Flinders University for up to three years for a Doctorate by research, or up to two years for a Masters degree, subject to satisfactory progress. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree will be deducted from the maximum period of tenure.


The scholarship pays an indexed stipend of $28,597 p.a. tax free (2021 rate). Recipients who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, or hold Australian Permanent Residency status will be provided a RTP fee Offset which covers tuition fees charged by the university for up to four years. A limited number of fee waiver scholarships may be available for International students. International students who are not in receipt of a fee waiver scholarship will be required to pay the normal tuition fees.


Awards will only be available to those who:

  • Are Australian citizens; or New Zealand citizens; or have been granted permanent resident status;
  • Are an international student who has completed an honours or equivalent qualification at an Australian University no more than three years prior to the application closing date;
  • Have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement and have an appropriate Honours 1 or high 2A (or equivalent) undergraduate degree;
  • Are enrolling as full-time students;
  • Will commence or are continuing a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research; 
  • Have had their candidature accepted in the area in which they propose to undertake their studies. 


If you are applying for admission to a HDR by Research, and the main round scholarships, you will only need to complete the one application form via the application portal. You will indicate that you are applying the HDR main round as part of the application.

You can register and submit your application using the eApplication portal.  You can use this portal if you have a student ID or if you are new to Flinders.  If you have not studied for more that 12 months you may need to reactivate your FAN via the FAN reactivation page.

If you are a new student you will receive an email with your Student ID; this may not be instant and can take up to several hours.

If you are already a HDR by Research Student and you are only applying for the HDR main round scholarship, you can do this via your OKTA portal; select Student Information System and then the My Scholarships tab.  Here you will find the HDR main round application.  Seclect and complete the questions and upload any documents.

Once your application is complete, including all mandatory questions and documentation, your application will be assessed.  Assessment will commence once applications have closed.

  • Download the conditions of award for this scholarship scheme. This document is provided as an Adobe Acrobat portable document format (pdf) file. You will need to install the Adobe Acrobat reader on your computer to view pdf files. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free of charge from Adobe's website. Adobe provides tools for converting pdf files to HTML and ASCII text for users with vision impairments at its access.adobe.com website. If you require this document in other formats (plain text, ASCII), please contact the Student Finance Services.
  • Download Confidential Referee's Report
  • Download Publications Form
  • Download Ranking Guidelines
Scholarship Type: research, academic merit, commencing, continuing,