Scholarships

Notre Dame provides a diverse range of financial support initiatives for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, funded by internal and external sources in Australia. Whilst individual applications are encouraged, the University is prioritizing “team-based” scholarships. As such it is recommended that stipend scholarship applicants discuss potential projects with prospective supervisors ahead of applying for a scholarship.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

The Australian Government RTP scheme provides funding support for research training of domestic and international students to undertake a higher degree by research at Notre Dame for the advancement of their career in academia or other work environments.

Notre Dame has developed a Policy and Procedure (Conditions) on Australian Government RTP Scholarships, which are accessible on the University’s ‘Policies, Procedures and Guidelines’ webpage or via direct links as follows:

Policy: Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships
Conditions: Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

Additional information in regard to specific support for HDR students can be found at Guideline: Support for HDR Students. You are also encouraged to inform yourself of the Australian Government RTP Scholarship criteria of eligibility and conditions as listed in the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017 (section 1.5 & 1.6).

Notre Dame‘s Policy and Procedures for Australian Government RTP Scholarships

Notre Dame has developed draft Policy and Procedures on Australian Government RTP Scholarships, which are currently under official review by the University. Once approved, these Policy and Procedures will be accessible on the University’s ‘Policies, Procedures and Guidelines’ webpage under ‘Academic’ and ‘Research’.

You are encouraged to inform yourself of the Australian Government RTP Scholarship criteria of eligibility and conditions as listed in the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017 (section 1.5 & 1.6).

Applications for Australian Government RTP Scholarships

The University offers Australian Government RTP Scholarships through the application process outlined in Notre Dame's Guideline ‘INFORMATION: Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Application Assessment and Scoring’.

Applications need to include the completed and signed Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form along with all relevant documents (as described on the application form). All applicants are also advised (i) to explicitly address the Objects of the University in their personal statements, and (ii) to review the Research Degrees and Scholarships Committee Guidelines on Awarding of Scholarships.

To submit your application, please email to research@nd.edu.au (Fremantle Campus) or sydney.research@nd.edu.au (Sydney Campus). Deadline 31 October 2018.

 

Notre Dame Scholarships

Notre Dame offers alternative postgraduate scholarship opportunities that can also provide funding for fee remission and living allowances, including:

Applications for Notre Dame Scholarships

Applications need to include the completed and signed Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form along with all relevant documents (as described on the application form). All applicants are also advised (i) to explicitly address the Objects of the University in their personal statements, and (ii) to review the Research Degrees and Scholarships Committee Guidelines on Awarding of Scholarships.

To submit your application, please email to research@nd.edu.au (Fremantle Campus) or sydney.research@nd.edu.au (Sydney Campus). Deadline 31 October 2018.

 

External Funding Opportunities

Postgraduate students are encouraged to browse through Notre Dame’s overview of postgraduate scholarships. Most scholarships will contribute to HDR research, some provide financial assistance in the form of a top-up scholarship or specifically for the postgraduate thesis write-up. Others present funding for internships and entrepreneur programs or the attendance of a Master Class.

Postgraduate students enrolled in Notre Dame courses offered on the Broome campus are encouraged to check the range of scholarships and support schemes available for students in Aboriginal health and nursing. Further funding opportunities specifically for Indigenous students are also listed.

The School of Medicine on Sydney campus presents an additional overview of Research Scholarships for postgraduate students and early career clinicians on offer by private, Commonwealth and international organisations and foundations for medical research and professional experiences. Please contact the Research Office for more information.