Swinburne Research Scholarships

Applications are closed   Local and international students   Future and current students

Swinburne research scholarships are awarded to candidates of exceptional research potential undertaking doctoral studies.  The awards are provided to assist with general living costs.  Tuition fees for up to four years are also covered.

Research scholarships are available by application to both future and current students enrolled in or applying for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Professional Doctorate course at Swinburne.

In 2023, two types of research scholarships are available for application:

Courses eligible

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate

Eligibility / selection criteria


Selection Criteria

Applications are currently being considered from applicants who:

Applicants should ensure that you meet one of the following criteria:

  • are a new PhD or Professional Doctorate candidate OR
  • are currently enrolled in a Swinburne PhD or Professional Doctorate for less than two years at the closing date of the application round OR
  • have received an offer for candidature for a Swinburne PhD or Professional Doctorate and have not yet enrolled.


  • Annual stipend $33,000 (indexed) (2023 rate) for three years (with possible 6 month extension).
  • Tuition fees for up to four years.
  • Paid leave of absence, thesis allowance, relocation allowance.

How to apply

Applications for Swinburne Research Scholarships are currently closed.


Prospective students:

Submit an online enquiry

Call us: (03) 9214 5412

Currently enrolled students:

Graduate Research Office