Scholarships

Federation University offers a range of Higher Degree by Research scholarship options to current and prospective Masters by research or PhD candidates.

You’ll be supported with a tax-free scholarship and a tuition fee scholarship to cover the cost of fees. You’ll also be provided with a laptop and financial support for your project (subject to conditions).

Applications are currently open for:

Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships

RTP Scholarships are stipends available to current and prospective domestic and permanent resident Higher Degree by Research candidates. The applications for RTP stipends will re-open 1 September 2022, closing 31 October 2022.

Find out more about the RTP Scholarships and apply.

Incentivising on Country Aboriginal Employment: Anangu Futures

Federation University is pleased to partner with The University of Melbourne to offer a PhD scholarship in Indigenous Studies.

Find out more about the Indigenous Studies Scholarship and apply

HDR (Industry): get real world experience and industry connections to help grow your career

Federation University has partnered with industries across Victoria to deliver Higher Degree by Research programs that will make a difference to you and to our local communities. These are our HDR (Industry) projects, supporting groups of highly qualified applicants to work with key industry partners. Obtain a highly respected academic qualification while gaining real world experience via internships; solve problems faced by industry partners and develop research skills that will help you build a career. We work with businesses, labs, agricultural and government organisations to co-design projects that will get you working in your area of choice sooner.

You’ll be supported with a tax-free scholarship of between $30,000 to $40,000 per annum (depending on project) and a tuition fee scholarship to cover the cost of fees. You’ll also be provided with a laptop and financial support for your project (subject to conditions).

Applications are currently open for:

Ararat and Gippsland: domestic students - Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens.
Ballarat: domestic, Australian permanent residents and international students

Applications close 14 October 2022.

HDR (Industry) programs currently available are:

Industry-connected HDR projects

Federation University has partnered with an extended range of industry groups to create additional 'one off' scholarships to support suitably qualified applicants working on individual industry-linked projects.

You’ll be supported with a tax-free scholarship of at least $28,854 per annum and a tuition fee scholarship to cover the cost of fees. You’ll also be provided with a laptop and financial support for your project (subject to conditions).

Find out more about our Industry and Project Specific Scholarships and apply.

Externally-funded scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available that are funded and administered by organisations outside the University.

Find out more about externally-funded scholarships and apply.

Scholarship general terms and conditions

Before applying, read the general terms and conditions for scholarships at Federation University.