Newcastle University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships
University of Newcastle

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

The University of Newcastle invites applications for its Research Training Program (RTP), 2020-21 from students with Bachelor’s degree. The Research Scholarships or the Commonwealth Department of Education scholarships aim to support graduates to pursue Master’s Degree Research and Research Doctorate to build careers in academia. The selected candidates will receive an annual living allowance of AUD 27,596 per annum and other benefits.


The selected candidates for the Research Training Program will the following benefits:

  • Annual stipend of AUD 28,092 per annum (provided in fortnightly installments)
  • Relocation Allowance of AUD 1,500
  • Maternity leave and other benefits


The following documents need to be submitted with the online registration

  • Research Proposal
  • Expression of interest form duly signed by the nominated supervisor
  • Previous academic transcripts color copies
    • English translations of academic qualifications (if not English)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of CV


To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Meet the admission criteria of requisite M.Phil or Ph.D. program (HDR program) applied for
  • Be accepted as a Pre-Identified Candidate (PIC) with a nominated supervisor for the respective school/program
  • Meet English language proficiency requirement (IELTS: Min. 6.5)
  • Have Genuine Temporary Entrant Assessment and Autonomous Sanctions completed

How To Apply

Applicants need to follow these steps to apply for this scholarship:

Step 1: Click on 'Apply Now' link mentioned below to start the application
Step 2: Click on 'How to apply' button
Step 3: Follow the mentioned step-by-step process
Step 4: Click on "Register and apply online"
Step 5: Fill the required details in the registration form
Step 6: Upload the required documents
Step 7: Click on 'Submit Application'