South Western Sydney Clinical School


UNSW assists postgraduate researchers by providing a wide range of prestigious scholarships. These scholarships range from annual stipends, living allowances and tuition fee costs, to travel scholarships and supplements. Scholarships are available to support current and new postgraduate research candidates at UNSW.

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South Western Sydney Clinical School Scholarship

The South Western Sydney Clinical School UNSW offers up to three postgraduate research scholarships $25,000 per year for up to three years) to support students to undertake a project in South Western Sydney.  The scholarships are part of the broader aims of the School to continue to promote research activity in the South West and provide opportunities for students to undertake research with affiliated groups.

Conditions of Award

  • The student enrols in a program available through the South Western Sydney Clinical School.
  • The postgraduate supervisor is a full-time Academic (Clinical/Research) or Conjoint Academic of South Western Sydney Clinical School.
  • The applicant has a minimum qualification relevant to the program to which they plan to enrol and meet the guidelines for an APA Award.
  • The award is for two years (for a Masters by Research) and three years (for a PhD) with a possible six month extension, subject to submission of an annual report and granting of satisfactory progress by the student’s supervisor.
  • No late applicants will be accepted.
  • No scholarships for part-time candidature are available.
  • No concurrent funding for the position can be used once the Award is granted, however, individual salary boosts (top-ups organised by supervisor) may be allowed.
  • The holder of the scholarship shall not hold another scholarship with a value or more than 75% of the APA stipend rate.
  • Transfer to another project will result in cessation of scholarship and the need to re-apply if continued funding is desired.
  • No additional allowances (for eg. relocation allowance, thesis allowance, consumables or travel) will be offered.
  • Awardees are to attend the School’s annual postgraduate reviews and to complete annual progress reports. Failure to provide an annual report or to attend a postgraduate review may result in termination of the scholarship.
  • A scientific committee will assess applications according to APA criteria and a report will be provided to each applicant.
  • The School reserves the right not to award scholarships as a result of feedback from the scientific committee.

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