Summer research scholarships

Are you a high-performing student completing your third year of study and considering a higher degree by research, such as a PhD or Masters? Then an EIS Summer Scholarship can give you a taste of real research and set you on your way.

The scholarships are tailored for high achieving students who will complete their undergraduate studies (either four-year honours, end-on honours, or double degree) next year and expect to proceed a higher degree in EIS in the following year. 

High-achieving students completing their second year can also apply, but priority in allocating scholarships will be given to third- or fourth-year students.

Students studying a full-time Masters (coursework) are also eligible to apply.

(It is possible some funds will be available for students who are completing their undergraduate studies at the end of this year and who have applied for a research degree and accompanying scholarship to commence in EIS next year.)

  1. Around mid-October, you will receive an email from advising that applications are now open to undertake an EIS Summer Scholarship. The email will contain a link to view the list of potential research projects and also outline when applications close. View the list of 2023/2024 Summer Scholarship projects.
  2. Look through the list of potential summer projects.
  3. Discuss with prospective supervisors your suitability for the project.
  4. Head to the link provided in the email to submit your application to undertake an EIS Summer Scholarship and provide:
    1. your contact details;
    2. selected topics (up to three); and
    3. the reason why you want to apply.

Applications for the 2023/2024 Summer Scholarship program are now closed. 


The research scholarships run for 8-12 weeks from December to February. Note, due to a combination of University Concessional Days, and Public Holidays, academic staff will not be available for some periods in December and January.

Applications are now closed for the 2023/2024 Summer Scholarship program. 

We expect to announce the successful applicants by early November.


Projects will be carried out at UOW Wollongong campus. Students will only be able to take up the scholarship if they are able to attend the campus during this period.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) is committed to providing an educational and research experience with equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We value and acknowledge the importance of our student’s diverse experiences, talents, and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our strategy in EIS and we believe gender equality is fundamental to achieve success.

For these reasons EIS encourages applications for the Summer Scholarships from female students, students with a disability and/or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent as well as other minority groups. Both international and domestic students are welcome to apply.

Are students who are currently completing a three-year degree and are undertaking an end-on Honours next year eligible? 

Yes; priority will be given to those intending to enrol in an EIS PhD the following year. 

Are students who are enrolled in a Masters degree and plan to complete their degree next year eligible? 

Yes; priority will be given to those intending to enroll in an EIS PhD on completion of their Masters. 

Do AMSI Vacation Scholars go through this process as well?

Yes. Supervisors should provide topics and students should apply through this process. The initial ranking and allocation of these students will be done by SMAS.

Can I have more than one supervisor? 

Yes, but there must be a single contact, who will be listed as the primary supervisor. 

Can an Early Career Researcher (ECR) be part of a team of supervisors? 

Yes, but the primary supervisor must be qualified to supervise a PhD and have a position that extends at least 4 years.

What about final-year students who are completing their degree this year and planning to enrol in a PhD next year? Are they eligible for a scholarship? 

These students may be eligible for a scholarship (which in this case can be called a Bridging Summer Scholarship) if funding permits. To be eligible, these students must be completing their undergraduate studies at the end of this year and have applied for admission and a scholarship into a research degree to be taken up in EIS.