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Australian Government Earmarked scholarships for International Students

The Australian Government Earmarked Scholarships are now accepting applications from interested and eligible domestic and international students seeking to enrol in a PhD degree program at the University of Queensland for the 2024/2025 academic year.

The Australian Government funds Earmarked Scholarships to help PhD candidates with their living expenses and tuition fees. These scholarships allow PhD candidates to contribute to big initiatives of national relevance and collaborate with outstanding researchers.

Brief Description

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Australian Government

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Funding Amount: Living stipend of $35,000, Tuition fee

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate research (HDR)

Nationality: Domestic & International Students

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility requirements for Australian Government Earmarked Scholarships are as follows:

  • Applicants must have completed some research experience
  • Applicants must have completed an approved university degree and
  • Applicants who can meet the English language requirements.

Approved degrees

An approved degree needs to be:

  • In an area relevant to your proposed PhD project and
  • Completed no more than 10 years ago.

You need one of the following approved degrees to apply for a PhD:

  • Master of Philosophy (or another research master’s degree); or
  • Bachelor’s degree from an approved university with at least honours class IIA or equivalent; or
  • Coursework master’s degree with an overall grade point average of 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale which includes relevant research experience, approved by the dean; or
  • Postgraduate degree (at least one year full-time or equivalent) with an overall grade point average of 5 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honours class IIA will be considered on a case-by-case basis; or
  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years of relevant research experience, including research publications.

Scholarship Benefits

Successful applicants of the Australian Government Earmarked scholarships will get the following benefits:

  • Living stipend of $35,000 per annum tax free (indexed annually)
  • Your tuition fees covered, and
  • Single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Also check this : Fully Funded Flinders International Research Scholarship 2024 to Study in Australia

How to Apply for Australian Government Earmarked scholarships

Once you have prepared your application and contacted a potential supervisor, use the online application form to apply. Your application can only be assessed once your referees have responded to us, and all outstanding documents and school/institute endorsements have been received.

  • Check your eligibility
  • a project you can join that suits your interests. See available projects.
  • Gather your documents

Application Deadline:

To commence by:                                               You must apply by:

January                                                                September 30

April                                                                     December 31

July                                                                      March 31

October                                                                June 30



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