Dean’s PhD Excellence Scholarship Awards

9th Oct 2018
31st Oct 2018
Study level
Graduate research
Enrolment status
Future student
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Graduate scheme

Study Area


The Faculty of Arts is at the forefront of teaching and research in the languages, humanities and social sciences fields in Australia. As Australia’s premier Arts faculty, we provide an exciting, high-quality intellectual environment that attracts the best PhD candidates and academic staff across our disciplines.

The Faculty of Arts maintains strong connections with leading international universities through research collaborations and student exchange programs, and nurtures relationships with government, not-for-profit and private organisations through student internship placements, research projects and community engagement.

The Dean’s PhD Excellence Scholarship, a $10,000 top up scholarship, was established by the Faculty to recognise outstanding academic achievement by incoming domestic PhD candidates. The Dean’s PhD Excellence Scholarship Awards will be awarded in conjunction with an RTP stipend scholarship (bringing the total award value to $40,000 per year).


$10,000, with a total value of up to $40,000


To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts.
  • be a new applicant (current graduate researchers are not eligible).
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen.


Selection criteria

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of academic achievement.


This scholarship is subject to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms & Conditions.

Number of Scholarships



When will I know the outcome?

Applicants will be notified by the end of December.

Application process

Application type

You will be automatically considered for this award if you have applied for a graduate research degree in the Faculty of Arts by the relevant closing date. You do not need to submit a separate application for Dean’s PhD Excellence Scholarship. PhD applications close 31 October

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