Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Swinburne University of Technology

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  Swinburne University of Technology

 Scholarship Name:  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

 Description:  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR). APAs are provided to assist with general living costs. Part-time APAs may only be awarded under exceptional circumstances which relate to the applicant having significant caring commitments or a medical condition.

 Study Level:  Doctor Degree (By Research)

 Study Fields:  Business & Management, Communications, Computing & Information Technology, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology, Sciences

 Subjects:  Astrophysics, Biotechnology, Brain science, Cognitive science, Community studies, Computing, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Human communication science, Human computer communication, Human computer interaction, Human-computer interaction, Industrial chemistry, Industrial computing, Industrial electronics, Industrial engineering, Industrial information technology, Industrial systems, Laser physics and laser applications, Modelling, Photonics, Social studies, Well-being

 Support Type:  Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Multiple/year

 Annual Amount:  $25,849

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship provides a stipend of $25,849 per year (2015 rate, indexed annually). Tenure is 3 years for a PhD, with a possible a 6-month extension. The scholarship also provides a thesis allowance and, where applicable, a relocation allowance.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  The awards are open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, who hold a bachelor degree with Honours class I or IIA or an equivalent qualification. Applicants must be undertaking research doctorate studies. Applicants cannot: previously have held an Australian Government Research Scholarship for more than six months; be in receipt of an equivalent award (greater than 75 per cent of the base stipend); or have completed a degree at the same level as that proposed. Research must be undertaken in one of Swinburne’s nominated areas: Advanced Computing and Modelling; Advanced Industrial Technologies; Astrophysics; Brain Function and Cognition; Entrepreneurship; Environment and Biotechnology; Human Centred Convergent Communications; Photonics and Applied Laser Technology; Social Sustainability and Well-being.

 Study Location:  Australia – VIC: Melbourne Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  30 May; 31 October

 Number Per Year:  15

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Scholarship Contact Details

 Scholarship Contact:  Ms Jessica Power

 Contact Title:  Coordinator, HDR Scholarships

 Contact Department:  Swinburne Research

 Contact Phone:  61 3 92145547

 Contact Email:

 Contact Postal Address:  Swinburne Research, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218 (Mail H68), Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  Swinburne University of Technology

 Provider Phone:  61 3 92148000

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