Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award

Applications are open   Local and international students   Future and current students

Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Awards (SUPRAs) are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking doctoral studies. The awards are provided to assist with general living costs. Tuition fees are also covered by the award.

SUPRAs are not available in a Swinburne Research scholarship round. Opportunities for SUPRAs may be advertised on the Swinburne University Jobs Webpage, when available.

Please speak directly with your proposed supervisor about available SUPRA opportunities within your faculty or Research Centre.

Courses eligible

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate

Eligibility / selection criteria

  • Students must meet candidature requirements as set out in their proposed program. Please refer to the website for details.


  • Annual stipend $27,082 (indexed) (2018 rate) for three years (with possible 6 month extension)
  • Tuition fees for up to four years
  • Thesis allowance

How to apply

New students: Please speak with your proposed supervisor regarding the application procedure.

Current students: (those who have already been accepted into a Swinburne postgraduate course):

Please speak with your supervisor regarding the application procedure.


Graduate Studies Office