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Higher Degree by Research scholarships

Undertake a Higher Degree by Research project and you could be eligible for a Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship.

Applications close Friday 25 August 2023.

Scholarship entitlements

There are a variety of funding and scholarship options available to provide you with financial assistance during your research program. This can include a living stipend, a tuition fee offset or a combination of both.


Tuition fee funding for up to four years of full-time study.

Financial support

Financial support towards your general living costs.

Research support

Support towards your research and fieldwork expenses.

Projects available for a scholarship

The 2024 RTP Scholarship round is now open. View the projects available for a scholarship in each faculty below; or search all HDR scholarships for your area of interest.

Browse scholarships by faculty

Business and Law Health Sciences Humanities Science and Engineering Our research reputation

Our research reputation

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2024).
  • At or above world standard in 95 per cent of research fields assessed (ERA 2018).
  • QS Five Stars Plus (highest rating available for tertiary institutions)
  • Ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

Be supported in your ambitions

Dedicated research support

You will receive support throughout your studies from your supervisor, as well as a dedicated Director of Graduate Research.

Industry connections

Connect with local and global industries and create valuable networks that could help market and expand your research project.

Professional development

Enhance your research and transferable skills to boost your career opportunities in academia and other professional settings.

Liyuwork’s experience as a PhD student

Current student Liyuwork shares her experience studying her PhD in Public Health, after completing her masters here at Curtin University.

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Scholarship applications

Read our tips and guidelines to help with your scholarship application.

Supervisor directory

Search our directory of research supervisors.

Scholarships and funding

Learn more about the different scholarships for HDR students.

Our students

Achievements and research from our HDR students.

How to apply

How to apply