Main Round Scholarships

In 2017, Western Sydney University will conduct one main round of higher degree research scholarships commencing later in the year.

The main scholarship round will be open to domestic and international applicants. Current Western Sydney University students and new applicants are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

A range of project scholarships are also offered throughout the year. Please visit the project scholarships page for more information.

Scholarship Main Round 2017

Important Dates

Applications open 4 September 2017
Applications close 24 September 2017
Outcomes advised 1 December 2017

*TBA = To be advised

Frequently asked questions

All potential applicants must review the following frequently asked questions before submitting an application.

Where can I find the scholarship application form?

Main round scholarship applications are currently closed. Information about how to apply will be provided later in the year.

I have already applied for admission. Can I still apply for a scholarship?

Yes, current applicants are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

I am already enrolled. Can I still apply for a scholarship?

Yes, current Western Sydney University students are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Can I work while on a scholarship?

Scholarship holders are permitted to undertake up to 8 hours paid employment each week provided that the work does not interfere with your study program. It is expected that a minimum of 35 hours per week will be devoted to your study program throughout the year (scholarship holders are entitled to 4 weeks annual leave).

Scholarship holders are not obligated to undertake tutoring or other academic employment.

Can I study from overseas and receive a scholarship?

All higher degree research students are expected to live in Australia for the duration of their studies except for periods of approved overseas study leave to undertake fieldwork or other activities related to your project.

Can I apply for a part-time scholarship?

Scholarships are awarded for full-time study. Part-time awards are available if you have an illness or disability which prevents you from studying full-time or you have significant caring commitments for a family member. You may not apply for a part-time award to enable you to work more than 8 hours per week. Part-time awards are for taxable.

When will I be expected to commence my studies?

If you are awarded a scholarship in the 2017 main round, you will be expected to commence your studies between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2018.  If you are not able to commence your studies before the 31 March 2018, you should apply for a scholarship in a later round.

Who can I talk to about scholarships?

If you require more information about the process for applying or have a general enquiry about scholarships, please contact the Graduate Research School at