Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2023


Application is now open for the Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Technology Sydney and Scholarship

UTS was placed ninth in Australia and 90th overall in the 2024 QS World University Rankings. According to the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UTS is rated 133rd globally and ninth in Australia. In the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings, UTS was placed 127th globally and 9th in Australia. The university is listed in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities between positions 201 to 300.

According to the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for universities under 50 years old published in 2022, UTS placed first in Australia and eighth overall. Similar to this, UTS was placed 11th globally and first in Australia in the 2021 QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings among institutions founded less than 50 years ago.

This scholarship, which is funded by the Department of Education and Training of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, is available to Indigenous Australian students who are enrolled in their first year of study and who have a strong aptitude for research. They can use it to pursue a higher degree through research at UTS. Research projects that might be useful to Australian Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders are given preference to students who are working on them. The $50,000 grant is offered each year to help with living expenses.

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Details about the Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Scholarship Value: Living Allowance – $50,000 per annum

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for the Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney:

  • Be a member of the Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal community in Australia; and
  • Be approved for admission to a higher degree by research at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), under the supervision of UTS Professors; and
  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honors or be deemed by the University to have achieved an equivalent level of achievement; and
  • Be enrolled in a higher degree by research program (HDR) beginning at the university in the year of the scholarship and take part in the Research Student Development program; and
  • Unless the University has granted a part-time award, be registered as a full-time student; and
  • Not be receiving a comparable prize, scholarship, or pay that would allow them to complete the HDR with a benefit of more than 75% of the scholarship stipend rate. The 75% criterion does not apply to income derived from activities unrelated to the course of study.

Note: Applicants must make sure that their application is completed and includes all necessary supporting materials before the applicable application date. Late and incomplete applications won’t be taken into account.

Selection Method

The scholarship is given out on the Guidelines’ eligibility requirements and a competitive basis, taking into account the following factors: 

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(a) the applicant’s research capacity; 


(b) the likelihood that the proposed research project will be beneficial to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; 

(c) the applicant’s academic achievement in prior studies; and 

(d) their research and other relevant experience.

Application Procedure for Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Apply by the following dates to be considered for a Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship:

15 October 2023 for the January 2024 Research Session. There isn’t a separate application for prospective students to apply for Jumbunna scholarships. By completing a single form, you are automatically eligible for all connected scholarships. 

New Research Students:

Applications must be completed and submitted by the applicable application date. Incomplete applications won’t be accepted.


UTS Graduate Research School

Email: research.scholarships@uts.edu.au

New research students: UTS Future Research Students

Currently enrolled research students: UTS Current Research Students

The Submission Deadline is: 15 October 2023


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