Postgraduate Scholarships

Scholarships opportunities

UNSW has a wide range of prestigious scholarships available to assist postgraduate researchers. These scholarships range from annual stipends, living allowances and tuition fee costs, to travel scholarships and supplement.

UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship.

The scholarship directly underpins the UNSW Strategy 2025. Up to 700 scholarships area available over the next 10 years to PhD scholars of exceptional quality. Candidates will be matched with UNSW best research teams in targeted areas of research strength. The benefit include; $41,209 p.a. stipend plust a travel and development support package of up to $10,000 per annum. International students receive a TFS as well. Check out the Engineering research areas, projects and supervisors and read guidelines for more information. Expression of Interests are now open. Apply by 12 July 2019


Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) replaces the former IPRS.

The scholarships available only for PhD students. The benefit includes: payment of tuition fees (TFS) and annual stipend of $27,596 p.a for 2019 rate (some supplementary scholarship maybe available for Top-ranked candidates) for 3.5 years; reimbursement of 3.5 years of OSHC (for student and their dependents); waiver of visa charges, exemption from NSW government state school fees for children of candidate; and a NSW government travel concession. The fee component is funded by Dept of Education and the stipend is funded by UNSW.


UNSW International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)

Only available for PhD students. The benefit includes payment of tuition fees (TFS) and annual stipend of $27,596 for 3.5 years and exemption from NSW government state school fees for children of candidate. In addition, Faculties may provide supplementary scholarship for top ranked applicants. Supervisor may provide top up scholarship - subject to satisfactory progress. This scholarship is funded by UNSW.


Tuition Fee Scholarships (TFS)

Scholarships only available for PhD students in conjunction with stipend from either Home Country Scholarship or Supervisor Project stipend (*conditions apply). The benefit includes payment of tuition fees (TFS) and annual stipend of $27,596  for 3.5 years;and exemption from NSW government state school fees for children of candidate. This scholarship is funded by UNSW.


The scholarships process are very competitive.  You are required to complete the UNSW Self Assessment Tool to check if your competitiveness for a scholarship. Please note the outcome of the self assessment tool is an indication of the likelihood of you being awarded the UNSW scholarship based on the answers you provide. Once you complete the self-assessment, please email the result to your potential supervisor, so we can advise you on the scholarship and develop your research proposal.


Scholarships are open for and assessed in 4 Rounds throughout the year. These rounds, named Round 1-4, will be open to both International and Domestic applicants. The round numbers do not correspond with the same number Semester, so applicants must ensure they view the GRS Key Dates page to check which scholarship round they should apply for. Late and/or Out of Round applications will not be accepted.

For full information on these scholarships, please visit:  Research Scholarship guidelnes. 

Scholarships are applied for wigthin the online Admission application (program code for PhD in Chemical Engineering is 1010). Step by step process for admission and scholarship application is available via: APPLY FOR RESEARCH DEGREE

Please note that you also need to meet the minimum language requirements to receive full admission offer. Please check minimum language requirements at UNSW.

To see scholarships offered to domestic postgraduate researchers, click here.

To see scholarships offered to international postgraduate researchers, click here.

To find our more about China Scholarship Council (CSC) Joint Scholarship program, click here (and scroll down for more information)


Please check the key dates for applying for admission and research scholarship. (updated regulary).



 Additional information about CSC Scholarship

UNSW Engineering School, in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (中国公派研究生) offers a number of scholarships each year to outstanding students from Chinese universities to complete PhD degree at UNSW or CSC Doctoral Program (攻读博士学位). 

The UNSW joint PhD scholarship with the CSC offers:

  • Payment of tuition fees for up to 4 years from UNSW

  • A living allowance for up to 4 years from CSC and return economy airfares from CSC

  • Top up scholarship to match CSC stipend with Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship  for 3.5 years (subject to satisfactory progress)


How to apply:

You need to complete both the UNSW and CSC application procedures.

Before applying for CSC funding, you must have an offer of admission and an offer of Tuition Fee Scholarship

If you are considering applying for a PhD or research Master degree we suggest before submitting your application you look at the online information about the Faculty offering programs in your area. Once you have identified the people working in your chosen area please make direct contact with them to discuss a proposal. If this person agrees to be a supervisor then put in a formal application. You can use the Apply for Admission Online service.

To apply for admission to postgraduate research program at UNSW, you need to do the following:

1.   Apply for admission and scholarship online. See the step by step on how to apply. You will need the following information in the application:

    • Research Degree: Doctor Philosophy (PhD)
    • Program Title: Chemical Engineering
    • Program Code: 1010

2.    Provide Scholarship Academic Referee Report – report need to be submitted by the closing date to be considered

3.    Apply to CSC. Once you have an unconditional admission and scholarship (TFS) offer from UNSW, you can apply to CSC


Postgraduate Research Projects

Please find below a list of research projects available for students interested to do Master by Research or Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D) in PARTCAT group. Please note that all Master/Ph.D student candidates must have current scholarships or are applying for scholarships to support their studies.

For full information on any of the following projects or if you are interested with any of our research, please contact Professor Rose Amal