Faculty of Science

The Dean's Excellence in Science PhD Scholarships

Further information

  • International Postgraduate Research Enquiries
  • PHD Opportunities in Science

The Faculty of Science is offering a limited number of prestigious postgraduate research scholarships to academically outstanding international and domestic students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD) in the Faculty of Science.

Applications open 1 April - 31 May 2017 for commencement in 2017
and 1 September - 31 October 2017 for commencement in 2018

Work with our leading researchers to help bring about meaningful change for the world and humanity in the key areas of:

  • Feeding the world
  • Preventing, diagnosing and treating disease
  • Furthering human knowledge and enhancing society
  • Harnessing resources and energy for a sustainable future
  • Restoring and maintaining balance in our natural environment
  • Optimising physical and mental performance

Scholarship value

All Dean’s Excellence in Science PhD Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes:

  • A stipend living allowance of $40,000 per annum
  • Research travel/conference allowance of $5000 per annum
  • A research operating and submission costs allowance of $5000 per annum
  • Overseas student single health cover (for international students)
  • Tuition fees

The scholarship package is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months.

How to apply

Applicants for a Dean's Excellence in Science Scholarship are required to make contact with potential supervisors before submitting their application.

Our PhD Opportunities in Science web pages provide information on a selection of specific research projects.

The Future Students website gives general information on how to identify a supervisor

Domestic applicants

Once a supervisor has been identified, domestic applicants must complete and submit the online application for the Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships as advertised on the UWA website by the advertised closing date (31 October 2017).

International applicants

Step 1: International applicants may complete the online enquiry form that helps us match your research interests with potential supervisors.

Step 2: Once a supervisor has been identified, International applicants must then complete and submit the online application for the International Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships advertised on the UWA website by the advertised closing date (31 October 2017). Follow the iAthena link in the above page to submit your online application.

Important dates

Both Domestic and International applications open:

1 April and close 31 May 2017 for commencement in the second half of 2017.
1 September and close 31 October 2017 - for commencement in the first semester of 2018.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Dean’s Excellence in Science PhD Scholarship applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. International students must meet the eligibility requirements for International Research Training Program scholarships (RTP).
  2. Domestic students must meet the eligibility requirements for Research Training Program scholarships (RTP).

Conditions of award

There are a limited number of Dean's Excellence in Science PhD Scholarships and applicants should be aware that they are awarded on an academic merit-based, competitive basis.

Selection process

Selection for a Dean's Excellence in Science PhD Scholarship is a merit-based and highly competitive process. Candidates will be selected in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated academic excellence through current studies
  • Demonstrated high quality, innovative research capacity
  • English Language achievement

Applications will be reviewed and final selections decided by a committee comprising the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, and a minimum of two Heads of School and academic staff.