Australian Government Earmarked scholarships for International Students

The Australian Government Earmarked scholarships is now open for applications from interested and eligible domestic and international students who wish to enrol in a PhD degree program at University of Queensland for 2024/2025 academic session.

The Earmarked scholarships are funded by the Australian Government to assist PhD students with their living costs and tuition fees. These scholarships offer PhD students the opportunity to contribute to large projects of national significance and work with leading researchers. 


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Australian Government
  • Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia
  • Funding Amount: Living stipend of $35,000, Tuition fee
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Postgraduate research (HDR)
  • Nationality: Domestic & International Students

Also Apply: Research Training Program (RTP) at the University of Queensland 2024

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for The Australian Government Earmarked scholarships are as follows:

  • Applicants must have completed some research experience
  • Applicants must have completed an approved university degree and
  • Applicants who can meet the English language requirements.

Approved degrees

An approved degree needs to be:

  • In an area relevant to your proposed PhD project and
  • Completed no more than 10 years ago.

You need one of the following approved degrees to apply for a PhD:

  • Master of Philosophy (or another research master’s degree); or
  • Bachelor’s degree from an approved university with at least honours class IIA or equivalent; or
  • Coursework master’s degree with an overall grade point average of 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale which includes relevant research experience, approved by the dean; or
  • Postgraduate degree (at least one year full-time or equivalent) with an overall grade point average of 5 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honours class IIA will be considered on a case-by-case basis; or
  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years of relevant research experience, including research publications.

Scholarship Benefits

Successful applicants for The Australian Government Earmarked scholarships will receive the following benefits:

  • Living stipend of $35,000 per annum tax free (indexed annually)
  • Your tuition fees covered, and
  • Single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

See Also: University of Queensland Destination Australia Scholarship for International students

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Once you have prepared your application and contacted a potential supervisor, use the online application form to apply. Your application can only be assessed once your referees have responded to us, and all outstanding documents and school/institute endorsements have been received.

  • Check your eligibility
  • Gather your documents

Application Deadline:

To commence by:                                               You must apply by:

January                                                                September 30

April                                                                     December 31

July                                                                      March 31

October                                                                June 30

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