School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Henry Sutton PhD scholarship for international candidates

Federation University Australia (FedUni) carries out world-class research, as evidenced by the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ranking with five-star ratings (well above world standard) in seven research areas.

The School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences produces leading research in these discipline areas including mathematics, science, engineering, geoscience and information technology. The School is keen to attract excellent postgraduate students to join our research teams through the provision of the Henry Sutton PhD Scholarship Awards.

Scholarship details: Five (5) international PhD scholarships have been created for the School. Each scholarship will include a full Federation University Research Tuition Scholarship; and a Stipend scholarship (which includes a cash stipend of $12,500 AUD per annum (paid fortnightly) plus an accommodation scholarship valued at $12,500 AUD per annum). Both the tuition and stipend scholarships will be provided for a period of three years. While the accommodation type provides for single accommodation, options for married students, can be discussed, dependent upon availability. The Henry Sutton PhD Scholarship does not cover Overseas Student Health Cover (which is compulsory for the period of the COE).

In addition, the scholarship holders may be offered optional paid teaching assistant opportunities within the School.

Project support: $2000 per year to support the cost of the project (approved research expenses only).

Eligibility: Honours 1 or equivalent is preferred. Open to international applicants, with the specification that International applicants must hold current IELTS or TOEFL English test results that meet minimum University English Language proficiency requirements.

Conditions of Scholarship: These scholarships are for a period of three years. Application is open to new international students only. Standard leave entitlements apply. This position and scholarship are full-time, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in occasional industry placement at key times during the term of their candidature.

Location: Successful candidates may elect to be located at either Ballarat, postcode 3350 or Gippsland campus, postcode 3842.

Projects: Prospective scholarship applicants are encouraged to submit their PhD research proposals that must be submitted with the Scholarship applications.  Research proposals that align with the established and emerging research strengths of the school will be given priority.

Closing date: Scholarship applications open on 20 November 2020 and must be submitted via the StudyLink online application system by the closing date of 20 December 2020Scholarship awards will be notified at the end of January 2021. See further details in the scholarship application form – see below.

Commencement date: Successful applicants will be expected to commence their PhD candidature by 19 April 2021.

For further information: If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact a potential supervisor or the Graduate Research School via email: or via telephone: +61 3 5327 9508 (Mt Helen Campus) or +61 3 5122 6345 (Gippsland Campus)

Application form: Upload your application in the StudyLink online application system ensuring that you attach your research proposal and confirm your application is for the Henry Sutton PhD for International Students .

Please note: when applying via StudyLink, use one of the following codes (the last character is a zero):

CU0 - all IT, computing,programming, tele-health
GU0 - all engineering, carbon research, water research
CM0 - all mathematics and optimisation projects

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