Current HDR Opportunities

We are now offering a number of research scholarships to highly motivated PhD candidates. If you are interested in applying for one of the opportunities listed, please get in touch with the relevant contact person.

We encourage candidates to check this page regularly as scholarships may be added throughout the year as projects are awarded. Please note that some scholarship applications may have closed.

For more details about the Research Scholarships, please click here (opens in a new window). For details about MRes Programs, please click here (opens in a new window).

To find out more, talk to the ICS HDR Director, Associate Professor Fiona Cameron at

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China Scholarship Council Research Scholarships

The China Scholarship Council Research Scholarship is a collaborative arrangement that provides support to candidates from the People’s Republic of China to undertake a PhD at Western Sydney University. We encourage applications from candidates in all areas of study across our Schools and Institutes.

Check out more details here.

PhD Research Scholarships for WSU Master of Research or Master of Philosophy Graduates and Candidates.

Western Sydney University supports higher-degree research candidates with a range of scholarship opportunities. Research scholarships are released periodically and each type of scholarship has specific application dates, eligibility criteria and conditions.

This round is dedicated to WSU Master of Research or Master of Philosophy Graduates who wish to undertake a PhD. Applicants would need to commence their PhD studies by Q2 2023 (3/04/2023) or at the latest Q3 2023 (26/06/2023).

You are invited to submit an application for this scholarship round where you meet the eligibility criteria (opens in a new window). Applications received by 11.59 pm AEST, Sunday 05 March 2023, will be assessed for scholarships to commence on Monday, 3 April 2023 (Quarter 2 session).

Contact: Associate Professor Fiona Cameron

Visit the Graduate Research School for other current opportunities.