Faculty and Donor Funded Scholarships

Some Faculties and Schools have a range of full or top up scholarships available to candidates:




Closing Date

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) PhD Scholarship


$41,209 for 3 years, with a possible 6-month extension.

The successful applicant will be entitled to a support package of up to AUD$ 10,000 per annum for career development activities.

Open to Australian citizens & permanent residents only.

This PhD project is part of a DST Group research program to understand durability of composite materials under operational conditions including the effects of water absorption and foreign body impact behaviour. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor (Honours) or Masters degree in Mechanical, Civil, Materials or Manufacturing Engineering; at 1st class or upper second class level, or equivalent. The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research

  • The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/

For more details about this scholarship & the application process, visit AMAC: http://advanced-composites.co/

Open until a suitable candidate is found.


Please contact Professor Gangadhara Prusty, Email: g.prusty@unsw.edu.au 


For more details about this scholarship & the application process, visit AMAC: http://advanced-composites.co/

PhD Scholarships from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

$38,092 - $50,000 per year (plus conference travel allowance)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales is offering PhD Scholarships to exceptional individuals who hold Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency, with our goal to train the next generation of industry and research leaders. This rewarding scholarship opportunity is competitive, with candidates expected to have exceptional academic credentials (Honours 1) and communication skills, as well as industry or other relevant experience following completion of their undergraduate studies. Candidates will also be assessed on their leadership abilities. The PhD scholarship is tax-free and includes travel to two local/international conferences during the 3.5 year program of study.

Potential applicants are welcome to discuss this opportunity with  Professor Denis O’Carroll: d.ocarroll@unsw.edu.au

To remain open until filled.

Applications including a resume and a copy of transcripts should be submitted to Ms Lucia Wong: lucia.wong1@unsw.edu.au


For more information on PhD Scholarship opportunities offered by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, visit: https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/civil-engineering/news/phd-opportunities-not-to-be-missed



Donor Funded Scholarships

In addition to Faculty/School funded scholarships, UNSW offer top-up scholarships funded by UNSW benefactors:




Closing Date

Baxter Family Postgraduate Scholarship*

$15,000 per annum

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage candidates of proven high ability to pursue postgraduate study in Engineering, Medicine or Science where their research shows promise of advancing Australian technology and industry in the modern world. 

The scholarship is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents planning to undertake a full time PhD in Engineering, Medicine or Science.

The scholarship duration is 3 years, with a possible 6 month extension.

How to apply:
Submit a detailed statement of approximately two pages outlining the anticipated benefits of your proposed research to Australian technology and industry, attach CV, and send to domestic.grs@unsw.edu.au.

*this scholarship is available for new candidates only, under full-time candidature


Harvey Carey Memorial Scholarship

$10,000 per annum for 3.5 years for a Research Doctorate, or 2 years for a Research Masters

Open to domestic and international candidates, new and existing candidates, and full or part time candidates

Selection Criteria:

The Donor and UNSW agree that the Scholarship shall be awarded in accordance with the following:

  • Academic merit

  • Interest in a research and/or an academic career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Brief research proposal outlining the significance of the planned project and potential to contribute to the understanding, treatment and/or management of one of the following areas:

  1. Reproductive endocrinology

  2. Infertility

  3. Hypertension of pregnancy

  4. Gestational diabetes

  5. Polycystic ovarian disease

  6. Menstrual disorders

  7. Oral contraception

  8. Menopause


Petre Foundation Top Up Scholarship

For candidates receiving an Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship:

• $20,000 per annum top up scholarship

• $15,000 research and development fund

For candidates who hold a  competitively awarded scholarship*:

• Up to $30,000 per annum top up scholarship* 

• $5,000 research and development support fund

*NB: value of top up scholarship cannot be more than 75% of the value of your main scholarship  

One PhD Top Up Scholarship is available to a candidate who can demonstrate academic excellence and whose research contributes to the betterment of mankind without particular regard for their own personal or commercial gain. Candidates must be undertaking world leading scientific research at UNSW in the areas of fundamental sciences, engineering or medical research. Research should be innovative and focused on discovery rather than solving social problems or delivering policy-driven outcomes.


  • have commenced in a PhD at UNSW in Term 3 or Summer Term 2019, Term 1, 2020 or commencing a PhD in Term 2, 2020.

  • be awarded a Research Training Program (RTP) or other competitive scholarship for the duration of this Scholarship.

  • have Honours 1 or equivalent qualifications.

  • be enrolled or commencing a full-time PhD at UNSW.

  • be enrolled or commencing in a program in fundamental sciences, engineering or medical research.

  • not have previously held the Scholarship.

  • not hold a UNSW structured scholarship (Scientia PhD Scholarship or a UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship).

  • not breach their main award’s terms and conditions by accepting the Scholarship and

  • not use the Scholarship to undertake research that has commercial gains or outcomes that aims to solve social problems or deliver policy-driven outcomes.

Note: the Petre Foundation Top Up Scholarship is not open to candidates enrolled in a structured UNSW PhD program (Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme or UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship Program).

Selection Criteria

  • Potential for Impact (50%):  How your PhD research project contributes to the betterment of mankind

  • Innovation (25%):  How your PhD research project is innovative

  • Academic Excellence (25%):  How you demonstrate academic excellence through your previous degrees

How to apply:

Candidates must submit an application to the Graduate Research School: grs@unsw.edu.au by Friday 22, May 2020

Note: Candidates must read the Petre Foundation Top-Up Terms and Conditions before completing the application form.




For additional Faculty scholarships, please visit the Faculty website.