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HDR Scholarships

HDR scholarship rounds are held twice per year

  • Closing date - 31 March 2020
  • Closing date - 30 September 2020

Ensure you visit the new Assessment for Scholarship Applications Framework to assist with your application

Assessment criteria

Apply for a Bond University Higher Degree Scholarship

Bond University values its higher degree research student cohort and provides a substantial level of direct financial support to many students. Bond University allocates funds to support the financial costs of fee offset (waiver) and living stipends.

There are two key overarching principles for determining the distribution of scholarships among applicants. First, scholarships are to be awarded through a competitive merit-based process. Second, scholarship applicants are to be treated equitably and fairly, regardless of their research discipline, and regardless of the source of their scholarship funding.

Bond University has a merit-based approach to determining which students are eligible for a scholarship. A scholarship will only be offered to students who possess excellent academic merit and research potential. Being provided an offer of entry into the PhD program does not guarantee that a student will receive a scholarship

    The University places a focus on commencing full time on campus Doctoral students only for living stipend scholarships. Masters students are not eligible to apply for HDR Scholarships.

    • The 2021 full-time stipend rate will be $28,092.00 per annum (indexed annually)

    Before you apply for a PhD scholarship

    Steps 1 and 2 below must be completed prior to lodging your scholarship application.

    Step 3 can take up to 4-6 weeks to complete - ensure you allow sufficient time before the scholarship round closure date

    • Step 1 - Expression of interest (EOI) to Faculty
    • Step 2 - Apply for Admission to Bond University
    • Step 3 - Apply for Scholarship

    Steps 1 - 3

    Prior to submitting a formal application for admission, you are required to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) to your relevant Faculty.

    Please register using the Bond University Online Application Service below and complete the Expression of Interest section of the application. You will be notified of the outcome, and if your expression of interest has been successful, you will be invited to log back in to the Online Application Service and complete the remaining sections of the application.

    • Please note that submission of an Expression of Interest form does not guarantee acceptance to a Higher Degree Research program.

    Expression of Interest

    Once your Expression of Interest has been deemed successful, your Faculty will advise you to lodge a formal application for admission to a HDR Doctoral or Masters program.

    In order to apply for admission to a Higher Degree Research (HDR) program, students must meet the required academic entry requirements, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

    Before you start your online application, please ensure you have all the necessary supporting documents ready to upload with the application. This documentation may include:

    • Academic transcripts
    • Certificates of completion/Testamur

    Apply for admission

    Once your application for admission has been approved AND you have received a Letter of Offer, you may lodge an application for HDR scholarship

    • Ensure you visit the new Assessment for Scholarship Applications Framework to assist with your application
    • You must apply using the online Scholarship Application form below
    • Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after nominated round closure date will not be considered until the next round
    • If you have previously applied for a scholarship at Bond University, and were unsuccessful, you are not eligible to re-apply.​​

    Apply for scholarship 

    Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Policy

    This Policy fulfils the requirements of the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research) 2017 regarding the allocation of Research Training Program funds.

    Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Policy 

    Provider:  Australian Commonwealth Government and Bond University

    The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipends are provided to support the general living costs of both domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate degrees.

    Scheme and description

    A limited number of scholarships are available to domestic and overseas doctoral students who wish to continue their education through a PhD program. The RTP scholarship is awarded through a competitive application processes. Bond University HDR Scholarships Committee meets biannually to award fee waivers and living stipends based on a merit based selection process. Students cannot apply if they are receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.

    Eligibility: The scholarship application process is open to domestic and overseas HDR students who are studying, or intend on studying, a PhD Doctorate by Research at Bond University.

    • Assessment of Scholarship Applications Framework
    • All applicants must hold a valid Letter of Offer for enrolment in a HDR program, issued by Bond University Admissions Department, prior to applying for this award
    • In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the HDR academic entry requirements of Bond University, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

    Applicants who have previously applied for a BUPRS Scholarship, and were unsuccessful, are not eligible to re-apply.

    Means of submission

    • Steps 1 and 2:  as outlined in tabs above - Both steps must be completed prior to applying for scholarship
    • Step 3 - Apply for a Scholarship - once your application for admission has been approved, and you have received your Letter of Offer, you may then apply for a scholarship via the on-line Apply for Scholarship form.

    For further information [email protected]

    Provider: Bond University

    Scheme and description

    A limited number of scholarships are available to domestic and overseas DOCTORAL students who wish to continue their education through a Higher Degree Research (HDR) PhD program. The Bond Postgraduate Research Scholarship (BUPRS) is awarded through a competitive application processes. Bond University HDR Scholarships Committee meets biannually to award fee waivers and living stipends based on a merit based selection process. Students cannot apply if they are receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.

    Eligibility

    The scholarship application process is open to HDR students who are studying, or intend on studying, a PhD Doctorate by Research at Bond University.

    • Assessment of Scholarships Applications framework
    • All applicants must hold a valid Letter of Offer for enrolment in a HDR program, issued by Bond University, prior to applying for this award
    • In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the HDR academic entry requirements of Bond University, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

    Applicants who have previously applied for a BUPRS Scholarship, and were unsuccessful, are not eligible to re-apply.

    Means of submission

    • Steps 1 and 2:  as outlined in tabs above - Both steps must be completed prior to applying for scholarship
    • Step 3 - Apply for a Scholarship - once your application for admission has been approved, and you have received your Letter of Offer, you may then apply for a scholarship via the on-line Apply for Scholarship form.

    For further information [email protected]