Information for current scholarship holders
Frequently asked questions
- How do I apply for an extension of my scholarship?
- How do I apply for a suspension of my scholarship?
- How do I apply for sick/recreation leave?
- How do I change my bank account/address details?
- When will I receive my annual stipend increase?
- Payroll enquiries
- APAI Annual progress report
Conditions of Award
- Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
- University Postgraduate Award (UPA)
- Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI)
- Matching Postgraduate Research Scholarship
- Higher Degree Research (HDR) Award
- Research Career Launch Scholarships
How do I apply for an extension of my scholarship?
APA and UPA scholarships are granted for 3 years with a 6 month extension permitted if further time, beyond the 3 years, is required for study/research related reasons. The 6 month extension will be automatic for all Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University Postgraduate Awards (UPA), unless the supervisor advises RSC that the students progress is unsatisfactory or the reason for the extension is not study related.
Students on other types of scholarships should check their Conditions of Award or contact GRS to discuss eligibility.
All requests for scholarship suspension must be made in writing to the Director in the Research Student Centre. All requests must be approved by the student’s supervisor.
Requests for suspension take approximately 10 working days to process.
When you wish to recommence your studies and reactive your stipend payments, you must advise the Graduate Research School again in writing with your supervisor's approval.
All students should check their Conditions of Award for eligibility.
All requests for leave must be made in writing to the Director, Graduate Research School. All requests must be approved by the student’s supervisor.
Requests for sick leave must be accompanied by a Doctor's certificate.
Requests for leave take approximately 10 working days to process.
All students should check their conditions of award for eligibility.
You can change your bank account details via the Web Kiosk, at the following address:
If you are unable to access the Web Kiosk, please contact your relevant Student Management Officer. Contact details for Student Management Officers can be found here
For APA/UPA and APAI scholarship holders, the annual stipend increment is payable from 1 January each year. Annual increments will not be processed if you have not submitted your annual progress report.
Matching scholarship holders will receive their annual stipend increase on the anniversary of the start date of the scholarship.
Any enquiries regarding stipend rates and payments can be made via the Web Kiosk. If you are unable to access the Web Kiosk, please contact your relevant Student Management Officer. Contact details for Student Management Officers can be found here