Dean’s PhD Excellence Scholarship Awards

The Dean’s PhD Excellence Scholarship is a $10,000 top up scholarship awarded in conjunction with the RTP. It recognises outstanding academic achievement by incoming domestic PhD candidates.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

General allowance
Fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $40,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

Several scholarships will be awarded annually from the scholarship value.

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts
    • be a new applicant (current graduate researchers are not eligible)
    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of academic achievement.

    This scholarship is subject to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms & Conditions.

  • Application process

    You will be automatically considered for this award if you have applied for a graduate research degree in the Faculty of Arts by the relevant closing date. You do not need to submit a separate application for Dean’s PhD Excellence Scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be notified by the end of December.

What are the benefits?

$10,000. Including the RTP a total value of up to $40,000



For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.