Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 and the application procedure

Australia Awards Scholarships(AAS)for study commencing in 2025 About Australia Awards Scholarships Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are a set of long-term programs sponsored by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The primary objective of these scholarships is to support the development needs of Australia's partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements. This award program provides full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study opportunities for future global leaders from developing countries, particularly those located in the Indo-Pacific region, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships aim to develop individuals' skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to their countries' development. In a nutshell, the Aus

Fully funded PhD scholarships, University of Queensland(Category 1 Projects)

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Earmarked scholarships scheme to support Category 1 project grants

The University of Queensland Earmarked Scholarships Scheme 2024 is currently accepting applications from eligible PhD students. These scholarships, funded by the Australian Government, aim to assist students in meeting their tuition fees and living expenses. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply for these scholarships to pursue their PhD studies at the University of Queensland. 

The Earmarked scholarships are specifically designed for research projects aligned with recently awarded Category 1 Research Grants. This provides PhD students with a unique opportunity to work alongside leading researchers in their field and contribute to large-scale projects of national significance. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their application before the deadline. Successful applicants will be notified in due course and will be invited to commence their studies at the University of Queensland. The University looks forward to welcoming a new cohort of talented PhD students to its esteemed academic community.

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Earmarked Scholarships overview

  • Funding type: Full tuition fee cover
  • Stipends: $33,641per annum tax-free
  • Health Insurance: Single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Degree Program: PhD 
  • Field of study:  All study areas(Project-specific)
  • Number of awards: Vary
  • Location:  University of Queensland, Australia
  • Citizen type: International students/ All countries eligible
  • Award Duration: up to 3.5 years, with possible 1 extension
  • Application Deadline: Open in rounds
The application for these scholarships are open in rounds all year through. There are main 4 rounds that match with the University of Queensland's academic year for research students(research quarters (RQ)), applicants must apply at least 12 weeks before the commencement date of each Research Quarter

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for these scholarships interested applicants must meet the University of Queensland's minimum entry into entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

How to apply

Before applying for these scholarships, applicants must check the latest commencement date and ensure they can meet the timeframes. They must equally apply at least 12 weeks prior.

Earmarked scholarships are awarded to support Category 1 project grants. To apply for these scholarships, interested applicants should:
  1. Choose an eligible project and contact the project supervisor to discuss your interest
  2. Prepare your documentation
  3. In your application, under the 'Scholarship and Collaborative study' section, select:
  • ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’.
  • 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  • UQ Earmarked Scholarship type
Expected Documents to submit
  1. An academic CV/Resume
  2. An academic transcript 
  3. Degree Certificate 
  4. English Language Prificiency Document
  5. Passport
  6. References/Recommendation Letters

Further information

For other inquiries about these scholarships, applicants can contact the University of Queensland graduate school. See details below

UQ Graduate school
Phone: (07) 3346 0503

Visit the University website for further details and apply

(Also apply for the University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA), University of New South Wales, Australia, Multiple fully funded Masters and PhD scholarships)

Pro-tips for research scholarship applications

The following links provide valuable resources for prospective students who aspire to pursue research Masters and PhD degrees in Australia. These resources offer essential guidelines and tips for successfully applying to research degree programs overseas, which any international student planning to study abroad must be well-versed with. It is imperative for students to understand the nuances of the application process to ensure a seamless transition into a foreign academic environment.

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