UNSW / Home Country Joint Scholarships

A number of UNSW / Home Country Joint Scholarships have been established to promote international collaboration for international candidates seeking to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at UNSW.


China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Chinese citizens who have been awarded a UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) under the joint UNSW / CSC Doctoral Degree Program. This scholarship is only available to PhD applicants who plan to commence their studies at UNSW in Term 3. 

There are two programs available under this scholarship scheme:


CSC Doctoral Degree Program

For candidates who would like to complete a PhD at UNSW. To apply, complete the following steps:

Step 1 Apply to UNSW for Admission and a UNSW-CSC Scholarship by the scholarship deadline, by selecting the UNSW-CSC scholarship round from the drop down menu.

Step 2 Candidates who receive an unconditional offer of admission and scholarship from UNSW need to complete a CSC application.


CSC Joint-Training Program

For candidates who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a Chinese partner University who plan to visit UNSW for between 6- 12 months.

Applicants should visit the Study Abroad Research Practicum page for more information and application instructions.



UNSW / HEC Pakistan Joint Scholarship

Available to citizens of Pakistan, the UNSW / Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan Joint Scholarship covers tuition fees, a living allowance and a return international airfare to Sydney or Canberra for up to a maximum of 48 months.

In order to qualify for this scholarship you must be awarded a UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS).

We strongly recommend that you review the eligibility criteria on the HEC Pakistan website.


How to Apply

Step 1 Be assessed for shortlisting with Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Step 2 Receive an Invite to apply from UNSW (Only selected applicants from HEC’s shortlist will be invited. Those shortlisted by HEC, but not at the standard required for admission will not be invited to apply).

Step 3 Complete the UNSW Self-Assessment Tool to view whether you may be eligible for a UNSW Scholarship. For information on how to use this Tool, please download the User Guide.  
Only candidates who receive an indication that they may be competitive for admission should proceed to Step 4.

Step 4 Contact an academic to supervise you. They must agree to supervise you before you apply.

Step 5 Develop a research plan, and prepare documents as outlined on the Graduate Research School website. Note, all applicants must meet the UNSW English Requirements Policy before applying.

Apply to UNSW for Admission and a UNSW-HEC Scholarship prior to the March release round deadline, and select your preferred scholarship round from the drop down menu. Upload the UNSW Self-Assessment Tool outcome to your application along with all other required supporting documents. 

Step 6 Apply to UNSW for Admission and a UNSW-HEC Scholarship prior to 1 June, for Term 1 2022 entry, and select the scholarship round “INVITE ONLY UNSW OOR Programs” from the drop down menu. Upload this email under the “invite to apply”, the UNSW Self-Assessment Tool outcome, and all other supporting documents to your application while submitting.

Step 7 UNSW must assess you for admission and the Tuition Fee Scholarship (which is the UNSW component of the UNSW/HEC Pakistan Joint Scholarship). If you receive an unconditional offer of admission and scholarship from UNSW, complete a HEC application.

Step 8 Submit your HEC provisional offer letter to UNSW as soon as it is available.


UNSW / ANID Chile Joint Scholarship

The UNSW / National Agency for Research and Development Chile (ANID) Joint Scholarship is available to citizens of Chile. This scholarship covers tuition fees, and includes a living allowance and other complementary benefits as advised by ANID, for up to a maximum of 48 months. The scholarship is only available to PhD applicants who intend to commence their candidature in Term 3. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must first be awarded a UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) before applying to ANID.


How to Apply

Step 1 Apply to UNSW for Admission and a UNSW-ANID Scholarship by the Round 1 deadline

Step 2  Applicants need to nominate that they are applying for the ANID award, by emailing international.grs@unsw.edu.au 

Step 3 If you receive an unconditional offer of admission and scholarship from UNSW, complete an ANID application.


Vietnam - Vingroup Scholarships

The Vingroup Scholarships program has a scholarship scheme called the Science and Technology Scholarships Program for Overseas Studies for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. This is a newly established scholarship program for students from Vietnam who wish to undertake Masters and Doctoral degree programs in Science and Technology disciplines.

Administered by VinUniversity, the aim of these scholarships is to develop and nurture talent in Vietnam so that they have the ability to lead and advance the development of science and technology in Vietnam in the future.

These scholarships fully fund the Master or Doctoral program at UNSW.

Vingroup administers these scholarships and students apply to Vingroup directly through their website for these scholarships. For enquiries, please contact scholarships@vingroup.net


How to Apply

Step 1 Apply Now: https://vinuni.edu.vn/masters-ph-d/announcement-science-technology-scholarship-program/

Step 2 When applying for UNSW, in the Financial Declaration Form, nominate that you are applying for the Vingroup external scholarship 


GOstralia! Higher Degree Research Scholarships

GOstralia! was founded in 2000 to support students from Germany, Austria and Switzerland seeking to study in Australia. 

Two UNSW HDR scholarships are available to eligible applicants seeking to apply for admission to a UNSW HDR program in 2020. 

For more information on GOstralia!, visit https://www.gostralia.de/.

GOstralia! will nominate successful applicants to UNSW. 
Once/if nominated, you can apply to UNSW. When applying online, ensure you apply for the next main scholarship round.


Contact Us

Have questions? Contact the HDR Admissions and Scholarships team

Phone: +61 2 9385 5500

General enquiries: enquiries.grs@unsw.edu.au

Domestic applicants: domestic.grs@unsw.edu.au

International applicants: international.grs@unsw.edu.au