Australia Scholarships

Scholarships and University funding for Australia students


Postgraduate Scholarships Australia 2016 – 2017


1) PhD Scholarship on Model-based Evaluation of Environment 2016/ 2017

University Name: RMIT University
About: The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies along with the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Group is offering a PhD scholarship to a high-achieving research student interested in evaluating environment policy that has immediate costs but long-term gains.
Field of study: PhD (Postgraduate) in environment, ecology, maths, geospatial science, social science and computer science
Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • have a demonstrated capacity and aptitude for conducting research
  • meet the entry requirements for Doctor of Philosophy

How to apply: Applicants should submit the following, by email, to Dr Ascelin Gordon:

  • a letter of interest
  • a curriculum vitae including three referees.

Closing date: 30 April, annually
More information: The PhD candidate will undertake research around developing integrated approaches for model-based evaluations of the ecological impacts of biodiversity offset policies. There will be a focus on applying strategic foresight techniques such as back casting, as well as new approaches to assess the robustness of policies to different types of failure. There is also the potential to work on both Australian and international case studies and to spend time visiting the University of Helsinki.
This is an Australian Research Council funded project. The research will be based at RMIT City campus within the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Group ( with the potential for national and international travel.
Contact: Dr Ascelin Gordon (Senior Research Fellow)
+61 3 9925 9930/


2) CRC for Low Carbon Living Scholarship 2016/ 2017

University Name: Swinburne University of Technology
About: The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) is a national research and innovation hub that seeks to enable a globally competitive low carbon built environment sector.
With a focus on collaborative innovation, it brings together property, planning, engineering, and policy organisations with leading Australian researchers.
CRCLCL currently has a number of masters and PhD scholarships on offer.

Masters scholarships can be undertaken either on a full-time basis over two years or on a part-time basis of up to four years.
PhD scholarships can be taken on a full-time basis over three years.
Field of study: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master by research
Eligibility: You must be undertaking research in a topic supported by the CRC for Low Carbon Living.
How to apply: Please contact one of the following Swinburne staff members if you are interested in applying:

  • Faculty of Business and Law – John Humann (E:, T: 9214 5589)
  • Faculty of Health, Arts and Design – Sheila Hamilton-Brown (E:, T: 9214 5935)
  • Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering – Prisca Cradick (E:, T: 9214 8291)

Closing date: contact the University via details above


3) A S Nivison Memorial Scholarship 2016/ 2017

University Name: The University of New England
Donor: Nivison family
About: The scholarship has been generously endowed by the Nivison family, which has long established pastoral ties with New England.
Field of study: 

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Environmental Studies
  • Veterinary Studies & Animal Care

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents undertaking a higher degree by research at the University of New England in one of the following areas: pasture improvement; animal husbandry; farm management; wool research or promotion; water conservation; or environmental protection.
Selection is based on: academic merit; the importance of the study to rural industry and how it will benefit rural Australia; and a personal statement.
How to apply: Download and complete the A S Nivison Memorial Scholarship Application Form (Word doc)
Please submit an application stating your academic achievements, the importance of your study to the rural industry and how it will benefit rural Australia, along with how this scholarship would assist/support your studies. Please also include a budget with a breakdown of approximate costs associated with your research.
Closing date: 30 April annually
More information: Read the A S Nivison Memorial Scholarship T&C’s (pdf)
University of New England
Ph: 61 2 67733333
Fax: 61 2 67733100
Scholarships Officer, Higher Degree Research Support & Development
Ph: 61 2 67733571


4) Australian Postgraduate Awards 2016/ 2017

Donor: Australian Government
About: APA is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education. Each university has its own application and selection process, please contact your chosen university directly to discuss how to apply for the APA scheme.

Applications for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) need to be made directly to participating universities. Information on commencing a postgraduate research degree and university courses can be found on the MyUniversity website ( General information about the support arrangements for students may be obtained from the Study Assist website (
Field of study: All faculties

Eligibility: APA scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a HDR in Australia.
How to apply: For more information, email with “APA” as the subject line.
More information: Download the Australian Postgraduate Awards research block grant allocations (pdf) and the Australian Postgraduate Awards conditions (pdf)

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