Australia Awards

Australia Awards

Programs Available

PhD, MPhil, MRes Y2 

Reference Number

Australia Awards 

Opening Date

01 Feb 2020 12am AEDT 

Closing Date

30 Apr 2020 12am AEST 

Scholarship available to



This scholarship for study commencing in 2021 is now open. Please refer to the Australia Awards website regarding updated opening and closing dates for future scholarship rounds.

Australia Awards are international Scholarships funded by the Australian Government. They offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. These competitive, merit-based scholarships are open to citizens from Asia, Pacific, Africa and Middle East, providing them the opportunity to gain invaluable international experience.


This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • a direct entry 3-year Macquarie PhD program;
  • a 2 year Master of Philosophy; or
  • a 2 year Master of Research (MRes) program; or
  • bundle offers may be possible, please refer to the Australia Awards website for award length.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University's guidelines.

Scholarship Components

The benefits of Australia Award scholarships can be found on the Australia Awards web site.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you will need to read the Australia Awards Policy handbook  to check the opening and closing dates for your country of origin.

Please lodge an application to Macquarie University prior to submitting your application for the Australia Awards.  You will need to allow 6 to 8 weeks for the University to assess your application for admission into a degree. You will receive an assessment outcome letter from Macquarie University which you can then include with your Australia Awards application.

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the *Online Application System. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page. Also check your participating country profile to see if your country requires additional supporting documents.

Applicants who hold a Macquarie University candidature offer LESS than 12 months old will be able to apply directly to Australia Awards with their offer letter. If the offer letter is for a past intake, you can request a deferral via contacting our office at

*Please select Session 2, 2020 study availability and ensure you also select Australia Awards as the scholarship you wish to apply for in your application. You will be assessed for courses in 2021 by default. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are working to make the 2021 programs available on our application portal.

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