Yarramundi PhD Scholarship

Scholarship code: PS2023_2023_069_Yarramundi

Yarramundi PhD Scholarship

Western Sydney University has announced a scholarship program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who wish to undertake a PhD (or equivalent) degree by research at Western Sydney University.

The scholarships are named after Yarramundi, who was a Kuradji and Lawman of the Boorooberongal Clan (Richmond NSW) of the Dharug Nation between the late 1700s and early 1800s.

The scholarship is available to current or new higher degree research students who identify as being Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander. Applicants from any School, Institute or discipline area are eligible to apply.

To discuss your project or for information on how to prepare an application, please contact:

“Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews at g.bodkinandrews@westernsydney.edu.au

What does the scholarship provide?

  • Students will receive a tax-free stipend of $50,000 per annum to support living costs. Tuition fees will be supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset.
  • Support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by the relevant School/Institute.

Eligibility criteria:

The successful applicant should:

  • identify as being an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational qualification as authorised under Section 14 (D) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 NSW.
  • hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component.
  • demonstrate strong academic performance in the applicant's area of interest.
  • be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.

How to apply:

Follow the step-by-step instructions on the how to apply for a project scholarship page.

* Note: You do not need to complete 'Step 5: Submit an online application for admission' when applying for this scholarship. You must complete 'Step 6: Submit an online application for a project scholarship'.

For questions and advice about the research project, please contact Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews at g.bodkinandrews@westernsydney.edu.au to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.

For questions and advice about the scholarship application process, please submit your scholarship enquiry:

  • Currently enrolled WSU HDR candidate, please submit your enquiry here
  • Not currently enrolled WSU HDR candidate, please submit your enquiry here

You may also find answers to your questions by visiting our Higher Degree Research (HDR) Knowledge Directory.

Applications open

Scholarship reference code:  PS2023_069_Yarramundi