A wide range of University, government and non-government scholarships are available to HDR students.
For more information about eligibility and selection refer to the scholarship database.
Make sure you check the eligibility criteria and rules carefully as you will only be considered if you meet all of the criteria. Scholarship rules and eligibility criteria can be found using the search function on the individual scholarship webpage on the scholarships database. Before applying for a scholarship, make sure you have all of your supporting documentation in order.
You must apply for both candidature, and scholarship. Follow these steps:
Confirm your eligibility – you will only be considered if you can show you meet all of the eligibility criteria.
Prepare a research project outline. Present as a single pdf entitled ‘(SURNAME) research outline’.
Prepare a research experience statement (if appropriate). Present as a single pdf entitled ‘(SURNAME) experience’.
Prepare your academic transcripts. Present as a single pdf entitled ‘(SURNAME) transcripts’. Please note, Flinders University transcripts are not required.
Check the individual conditions of the award and application guidelines for the specific scholarship that you are applying for. Generally, your application for a higher degree by research scholarship and candidature should include the following documentation with your application:
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Check you have completed the steps above before you submit your application.
Make sure you check the eligibility criteria and rules carefully as you will only be considered if you meet all of the criteria. Scholarship rules and eligibility criteria can be found on the individual scholarship webpages on the scholarships database. Before applying for a scholarship, make sure you have all of your supporting documentation in order. You must apply for both candidature, and scholarship.
Log in to Student System via your Flinders dashboard.*
Click on the 'My Applications' tab at the top of the screen.
Complete the details as required and submit your application.
Log in to the Student System via your Flinders dashboard.*
Click on the 'My Scholarships' tab at the top of the screen.
Select the scholarship group (scholarships with similar eligibility criteria may be grouped together in the Student System).
Complete the application as required and attached all relevant supporting documentation.
Submit your application.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application via your Flinders email account.
*Current Flinders student or a recent graduate (within 12 months) you can submit your application for a scholarship via the Student Information System, by selecting the My Scholarships tab at the top of the page, and searching for the scholarship you wish to apply for.
*If you have never studied at or made an application to Flinders University, you can register and submit your application for a scholarship using the eApplication portal. You will receive two emails once your application is completed: confirmation of an application submission; and a second email with your student ID. Note, it may take 1— 4 hours for your student ID to be created.
*If you have studied at Flinders University more than 12 months ago you will need to reactivate your FAN via the FAN reactivation page. With an active FAN you will then be able to submit your application for a scholarship via the Student Information System as advised above.
If you are experiencing issues with the eApplication portal, call +61 8 8201 2345 for support.
Once your submitted application is complete including all mandatory questions and documentation, your application will be assessed once applications have closed. Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered: you must provide all the required information.
If you wish to apply for an intermission, including sick leave, maternity leave, and carers leave from your scholarship (leave may be paid or unpaid depending on duration, supporting evidence and type of leave); please refer to your scholarship conditions of award. You need to apply at least four (4) weeks in advance to the Scholarships Committee by completing an online request via the Inspire portal. The online request through the Inspire portal will make an application for a variation to your enrolment, and to your scholarship.
If you wish to apply for recreational leave or an HDR allowance (thesis preparation reimbursement or relocation reimbursement), please complete an online request via the Inspire portal.
If you wish to apply for a six-month extension to your HDR scholarship (based only on study reasons beyond your control), please complete an online request via the Inspire portal. Applications for scholarship and candidature extensions are assessed separately by different offices. You will receive notification of each outcome separately delivered to your Flinders email account.
The following leave entitlements apply to most scholarships. Check your scholarship conditions for specific details that apply to you.
20 days paid leave each year, in addition to public holidays. Recreation leave may be accrued over the tenure of the award, but forfeited when the award is terminated. Recreational Leave does not extend the period of support of the RTP stipend or fee offset.
Up to 10 working days of paid sick leave per year. Sick leave may be accrued over the tenure of the award, but forfeited when the award is terminated. Sick leave less than 10 consecutive working days does not extend the period of support of the RTP Stipend or fee offset. Award holders are entitled to receive additional paid sick leave of up to a total of 60 working days during the duration of the Australian Government Research Training Scholarship for periods of illness more than 10 consecutive days where the student has insufficient sick leave entitlements available under clause 11.2. A medical certificate must be provided by the student to the University for sick leave to be considered. More than 10 consecutive sick leave days with a medical certificate will extend the period of support of the RTP Stipend and fee offset.
Award holders who have completed 12 months of their RTP stipend are entitled to a maximum of 60 working days’ paid maternity leave during the duration of the RTP stipend, which is in addition to the normal tenure of the award. This will be subject to the usual practice of the University. Paid leave may also be approved if the student has adopted a child. Approved maternity leave will extend the period of support of the RTP Stipend and fee offset.
Award holders who are partners of women giving birth while receiving a RTP stipend and who have completed 12 months of their RTP stipend may be entitled to a period of paid parenting leave at the time of the birth or adoption, subject to the usual practice of the University. Approved paternity leave will extend the period of support of the RTP Stipend and fee offset.
Sick leave entitlements (including additional sick leave) for award holders may also be used to cover leave for students with family caring responsibilities, subject to the usual practice of the University.
Intermissions are non-paid periods of leave from a scholarship, which must match any intermission from candidature due to personal circumstances. The following conditions apply:
If you have taken a period of intermission, you must inform Student Finance to confirm your return to study by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your scholarship payments will not recommence until you have confirmed your return.
An extension to an AGRTPS/FURS/FSERA/FIPRS or AJ & IM Naylon PhD Scholarship for a Research Doctorate of up to six months may be approved by the Scholarships Committee provided:
Research Masters students are not eligible for an extension.
Under extenuating circumstances Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (International) award holders may apply for an additional extension of up to six months, only once the initial extension of six months has commenced. A second extension is only considered under extenuating circumstances beyond a student's control, and the committee reserves the right to award a lesser extension period than applied for based on the evidence provided.
For more information about your scholarship, please search for your award to view further details, including the full conditions of award.
For general information about the administration of your award, including payments, please download and read Your Research Scholarship information sheet.
Please see below current HDR scholarships conditions of award. If you have need any further clarification or advice, please contact email@example.com or call (08) 8201 5511.
As a Postgraduate student you have the opportunity to access leading Universities overseas through a number of highly respected scholarship programs.
These scholarship programs will enhance your studies, research and ability to have real world impact, with many also offering opportunities to develop your leadership skills. You will also be engaged in a supportive community with other students from around the world.
If you are submitting a publication or publications to support your scholarship application in the main domestic student research scholarship round (AGRTPS, FURS, FSERA, Joyner, Naylon, Lowitja O’Donoghue etc), the following conditions apply:
A publication will only be considered if it was submitted for publication before the scholarship application closing date and has been accepted for publication before the committee meets in early December. Evidence of acceptance must be provided to the Student Finance prior to that meeting. Please ensure that you provide evidence of acceptance as soon as you receive it.
The guide below indicates the scores to be assigned to items submitted as research indicators and performance.
Evidence of research experience will be output such as a report or reports (e.g., for a Government agency) substantially authored by the applicant.
If you are submitting an application for the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS) (International) or Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, please ensure you read the information below regarding the presentation of your publications.
Publications submitted to support your application for an AGTPS will be used to judge your research potential in the area of your proposed study at Flinders University. Publications outside your area of proposed study may be considered but may not support your application as much as closely related ones.
The following conditions are mandatory:
Please note, due to the highly competitive nature of the AGRTPS, applicants who have not published are unlikely to be competitive.
Each year Flinders University holds an information session about these scholarships so that you can find out what they offer and how to apply. Previous scholarship recipients will also be sharing their exciting experiences.
The information session for 2019 was held on 9 May. The presentation slides and other information (if available) for each of the scholarships are available by clicking on the relevant links below:
Cambridge Australia Scholarships
Sir John Monash Scholarships
Contact Flinders Connect with all your enquiries. We are located on Level 0, Central Library, Bedford Park campus.
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