CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships

Future and current student scholarship
Providing opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates at Australian tertiary institutions

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

Science and mathematics


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a top-up scholarship (for periods up to there years) and are available to doctoral students who gain or expect to gain a research training program scholarship (RTP) or equivalent university award
  • in some circumstances, CSIRO fully funded scholarships may also be available (for periods up to four years).


You must:

  • be a doctoral student who has gain or expect to gain first class honours or equivalent in the relevant research areas (technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • be a doctoral student who gain or expect to gain a research training program scholarship (RTP) or equivalent university award.

Check CSIRO careers for priority research areas.

How to apply

Applications are being sought in nominated priority research areas for the 2019 program and will support a number of PhD Scholarships.

Visit the CSIRO postgraduate scholarships page for details on the opportunities available.


Scholarships will be offered to high achieving students who are enrolled in a PhD program at an Australian university.

Recipients of postgraduate scholarships are generally required to be Australian Citizens or hold Permanent Residency status. However, in fields in which there is a national skill shortage, scholarships may be awarded to overseas candidates, provided they meet Department of Immigration and Citizenship policy guidelines. International students must be able to provide evidence of admission to an Australian university.

About the scholarship

Collaborating with us to complete your PhD will give your research the edge. We offer you access to our leading scientists, engineers and mentors, the opportunity to take your research to the next level in our first-class facilities and first-hand experience in an environment where our innovative research really is changing the world for the better.

Depending on your area of research, you can complete your PhD in one or more of our many sites across Australia.

PhD students at CSIRO are supported by both a university supervisor and a CSIRO supervisor; allowing students to maintain and develop their university connections while being exposed to research in a working environment.

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