Graduate with your PhD from ANU

PhD scholarships available now

Domestic students

Apply for your PhD at ANU before domestic scholarships applications close on 31 October.

International students

Apply for your PhD at ANU before international scholarship applications close on 31 August.

Applications must be complete by the above due date, including all supporting documentation and referee reports, in order to be considered for scholarships.

Research excellence

At ANU, you will become part of a research community rich in diversity and concentrated expertise, and supported by comprehensive research support and training.

Meet our people

Our PhD candidates demonstrate the breadth of ANU research, the opportunities for achievement and reward, and the scope to connect your ideas with industry, government and society.

  • Ankur Sharma is an ANU PhD student from India studying Micro and Nano Systems. In 2016, he was part of a team which developed the world's thinnest lens. 
  • Carys Chan is an ANU PhD student from Singapore studying Management. As an undergraduate at ANU, Carys won the 2014 CISA International Student of the Year. As a PhD candidate, she is building a profile as an educator and subject-matter expert.
  • Akiko Okudaira is an ANU PhD student and scholarship recipient from Japan researching refugee crises in the Asia Pacific. 

ANU PhD graduates have launched careers with impact around the world. 

  • ANU Crawford School PhD graduate Yiping Huang was appointed to a top advisory role with the People's Bank of China in 2015. China's central bank is second only to the US Federal Reserve System in terms of overall financial assets. 
  • Sarojini Balkrishna recently joined global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca as medical science liaison after completing her PhD with the ANU Research School of Biology.
  • Ma Khin Mar Mar has returned from studies at Oxford University to receive an Excellence in Research Award from the ANU Gender Institute. 

Our academics' expertise has sealed our status as Australia's leading research university, confirmed by our results in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia Report and QS World University Rankings.

  • In 2016, Distinguished Professor Jagadish Chennupati was awarded Australia's highest honour - the Companion of the Order of Australia - for his services to physics and engineering. He has mentored over 40 PhD students and 44 post-doctoral research fellows at ANU.
  • Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar has received numerous national and international awards, including the Kyoto Prize for Basic Sciences in 2017. 

Next steps

  1. Start drafting your Research Proposal. 
  2. Use the ANU Researchers Database to find an available supervisor within your discipline. Your prospective supervisor can also offer guidance on your Research Proposal too. You can also look for research opportunities at ANU, promoted through the Researchers Database or on the relevant ANU college websites.
  3. Contact the ANU college that covers the subject you are interested in.
  4. Apply for your PhD online before 31 August if you're an international student, or 31 October if you're a domestic student and want to be considered for a scholarship. You will submit your Research Proposal during your application, as well as any other requirements specified by the ANU college you are applying to.

More information

This website has general information for prospective postgraduate research students including on accommodation, life on campus and research training services. ANU College websites have more detailed information. You are welcome to contact the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Administrator at the relevant ANU College before you submit your application.

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ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

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