A range of postgraduate research scholarships are awarded on academic merit and research potential for full-time study towards a Masters by Research degree, PhD or Professional Doctorate.
Competition for scholarships is strong and in recent years successful applicants have held first class Honours degrees or equivalent qualifications.
Successful applicants who make satisfactory progress receive a tax-free living allowance for up to three years full-time study for a PhD or Professional Doctorate, or up to two years for a Masters by Research degree.
Scholarship holders are also entitled to paid recreation and sick leave and, in some cases, paid maternity leave. People from interstate or overseas may also be eligible to claim an allowance for travel expenses and removal costs to Adelaide.
PhD and Professional Doctorate students may be granted a six-month extension under some scholarships but this is not available for Masters by Research students.
The Australian Government Research Training Program, Flinders University Research Scholarships, privately funded scholarships and some faculty-specific scholarships close in October each year.
There are also some scholarship opportunities available midyear. Check the scholarships website for closing dates.
Domestic research higher degree students are normally provided a Research Training Program fee offset to undertake their degree. This covers tuition fees for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a PhD and Professional Doctorate and up to two years full-time equivalent for a Masters by Research.
All students are required to pay a compulsory Student services and amenities fee. However, some reductions may apply.
The fee will be used for prescribed student support services and amenities that are of a non-academic nature.