Information for Future Research Students

International Students - HDR Scholarships

The University of Wollongong offers a range of research scholarships and awards to eligible international higher degree research students. The UOW HDR scholarships are in the form of allowances to assist candidates in meeting their living costs while they undertake their research. They can include: annual stipends, living allowances and tuition fee costs. In addition, there are external scholarship opportunities as well as specific and industry based scholarships available.

Who is an international student?  
In the Australian higher education sector, an ‘international student’ is a person who:

  • Is not an Australian citizen and
  • Is enrolled or will enrol, in a course of study with a higher education provider

An international student is not:

  • A person entitled to stay in or enter and stay in Australia,  without any limitation as to time
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • A diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative.


Closing Dates for UOW Scholarships:

For Scholarships Commencing Autumn Session: 17th October

University Higher Degree Research (HDR) Scholarships Opportunities

UOW Joint Scholarship Programs

Faculty Higher Degree Research (HDR) Scholarships

  • Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
  • Business
  • Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI)
  • Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • Science, Medicine and Health
  • Social Sciences

External Scholarship/Internship Opportunities


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HDR Scholarship Enquiries

Graduate Research School
Phone (Australia) (02) 4221 5452
Phone (International) +61 2 4221 5452
Facsimile (02) 4221 5697

Last reviewed: 21 November, 2017
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