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Curtin HDR Scholarships

The Curtin HDR Scholarship Round for International and domestic students is now CLOSED.

How to apply

To apply for a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarship at Curtin University, you need to receive an Invitation to Apply, via an advertised research project.

HDR Scholarships are allocated after an extensive assessment process at Curtin University. Once the scholarship nominations have been assessed by the HDR scholarship selection committee, applicants will be notified of the outcome in November 2022. It is important to be aware that whilst you may be offered admission to undertake the advertised research project, there is no guarantee your scholarship application will also be successful.

Future students

Applicants are required to follow these steps.

  1. Review the advertised research projects (from 8 July to 18 August)
  2. Submit an expression of interest (EOI) for one of the advertised research projects. You will need to include a copy of your current curriculum vitae

If the Project Lead (research supervisor) determines you are the best candidate for the project, you will receive an Invitation to Apply and instructions on how to submit your admission AND scholarship applications.

  1. When submitting your application for admission to a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) course, you will need to include a copy of your English language test results, plus the project lead’s invitation to apply. (This invitation to apply is confirmation of your scholarship application)
  2. In support of your scholarship application, the Project Lead will complete the Primary referee report. You will be required to organise a secondary referee, (either an academic or professional referee) to also support your scholarship application.

All steps above are to be completed by 31 August 2022. The scholarship selection committee will assess all applicants thereafter, independent of the admission assessment.

Current HDR Curtin Students

Current HDR Curtin students will be required to follow these steps.

  1. Discuss with your primary supervisor if applying for a Curtin HDR scholarship is appropriate for you and your research project. Ask them to complete a primary reference in support of your application. You will also need to request a secondary referee from an academic or professional referee in confidence.
  2. Email your current curriculum vitae (must include current research project details, and any publication or creative work outputs since enrolment) to With email subject line: Curtin HDR Scholarship application: your name, student ID number.

To be considered for this scholarship, current students also need to have maintained their enrolment and be on Good Standing. The committee will also consider the timely completion of all relevant milestones.

All steps above are to be completed between 8 July – 31 August 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

What happens next?

Scholarship applications will be considered via an extensive assessment process at Curtin University. Once the nominations have been assessed and shortlisted by the University HDR scholarship selection committee, all applicants will be notified of the outcome in November 2022.

For details regarding eligibility, selection process, entitlements, and recipient responsibilities, please refer to the Scholarship conditions of award.

You can also sign up for the Scholarship email alert to be notified of matches to your nominated criteria.