Forrest Scholars are at the forefront of world-leading research, which has the potential to change the world.
Forrest Scholars are at the forefront of world-leading research in their chosen discipline. Their research has the potential to change the world.
Applicants who wish to study in the fields represented by strong research groups at Western Australian universities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are required to contact their potential supervisors before submitting their application
All Forrest Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes fees, stipend, accommodation and travel allowance.
- Research Training Program Stipend
- Accommodation Allowance
- Relocation and Research Travel Allowance
International Forrest Scholars will also receive an International Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset Scholarship or equivalent university international fee scholarship which covers the full international tuition fees and overseas student health cover.
Domestic Forrest Scholars will receive a Domestic Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset Scholarship which provides an exemption from the requirement to pay tuition fees for the duration of the scholarship.
Forrest Scholarships are open to international and domestic students intending on enrolling in a PhD at a Western Australian university.
Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships are available for outstanding international and Australian students who wish to study towards a PhD at one of the following Western Australian universities.
- Curtin University
- Edith Cowan University
- Murdoch University
- Notre Dame University (Fremantle Campus)
- The University of Western Australia
An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree of First Class Honours standard or equivalent, such as a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.8/4.0. Applicants will typically be in the top 5% of students in their graduating class. The average GPA of current Forrest Scholars is greater than 3.95/4.00. Applicants must be willing to reside with other Forrest Scholars (exemptions may be considered in special circumstances in accordance with the Scholarship Conditions).