Curtin University PhD Completion Scholarships

Publish Date: Jul 01, 2015

Deadline: Jul 31, 2015

Description/Applicant information

Curtin University PhD Completion Scholarships Scheme is designed to provide financial assistance to Doctoral candidates during the final four months of their full-time thesis enrolment.  The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage timely PhD completions.  As funds are limited, PhD Completion Scholarships are not to be viewed as a second extension of a current scholarship.  Priority is given to nominated students who have not previously, or recently received scholarships support.

Scholarships are tenable for a period of 4 months.  Students must complete and submit their thesis at the end of the tenure.  Students must demonstrate that their thesis can be submitted within four (4) months from the date of commencement of the award.  Please note that students cannot be over 4 EFTSL consumption for the proposed submission dates.  Successful candidates have up to six (6) months to commence the scholarships.

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Curtin Business School
  • Science & Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • International students
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



The Completion Scholarships are valued at $6,000* which will be paid over 4 months.  The Stipend will be paid in three equal instalments:

  • $2,000 at commencement of the award;
  • $2,000 at the completion of 2 months provided an agreed milestone is met to the satisfaction of the supervisor; and
  • $2,000 on submission of thesis for examination, providing this is within 4 months of commencement of the award.

For successful International students, scholarships include 4 months tuition fees from date of commencement. 

A further thesis allowance of up to $200 for costs associated with the production of the thesis is claimable after submission of thesis and binding receipts.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Curtin PhD Completion Scholarship, at time of application, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a research Doctoral degree at Curtin University of Technology;
  • Students must have been enrolled for not less than 2 and not more than 4 Equivalent Full-time (EFTSL) years;
  • Be enrolled full-time during the award;
  • Not be Curtin staff members in receipt of assistance (e.g. paid leave or teaching relief) from the University;
  • Not already hold a Doctoral degree deemed equivalent to the educational level of an Australian Doctoral degree;
  • Not hold a Completion PhD Scholarship in conjunction with another scholarship with an annual stipend exceeding $10,000.
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

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Changes to enrolment

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How to apply

Application process

Please submit completed applications (attached) via email or in person: 

Email:  please write in subject line: PhD Completion scholarships

HDR Scholarships
Graduate Research School
Building 101, Level 1
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845

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HDR Scholarships
Graduate Research School

Building 101, Level 1

GPO Box U1987,




Phone: +61 8 9266 3337

Fax: +61 8 9266 3793

Further information

Application closes on 31 July 2015.  Late or incomplete applicatons will not be accepted.

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