Stu Fillman and Dr Tertia Purves-Tyson view images of the brain on computer

Why study at NeuRA

NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia) is a world-leading institute in Sydney, Australia. NeuRA is affiliated with UNSW (University of New South Wales), which is ranked in medical research in the global top 100 universities, and Prince of Wales Hospital, a major teaching hospital. Our research spans all aspects of neuroscience from the brain to the peripheral nerves and beyond. We are translating laboratory research to the clinic, from the cell to the community. Our students are future research leaders. In our vibrant research environment our students are supervised by internationally recognised experts in neuroscience.

NeuRA has over 25 years history of high-quality research led by over 30 established research groups. PhD, Masters and Honours students have the opportunity to study in a custom-built neuroscience facility and work in a community of world leaders.

NeuRA researchers undertaking studies that lead to a degree (PhD, Masters, Honours etc.) need to be enrolled at UNSW, who are the awarding body. To see examples of research opportunities from 2018 for PhD and Honours students, download this booklet [PDF]. For information on the application process, view the Applications page listed below.

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Supplementary scholarships for PhD students

UNSW PhD students based full time at NeuRA with a NeuRA supervisor can receive a supplementary scholarship of $5000 per year (pro rata for part time) for the duration of studies. This is in addition to RTP scholarship (if awarded), as long as the tax-free threshold is not exceeded.

Living in Sydney
NeuRA is located in the eastern Sydney suburb of Randwick, 5 minutes from the beach and adjacent to UNSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital campus. Randwick is home to exciting shopping, cafes, cinemas and bars and close to Sydney’s most popular suburbs for dining and nightlife. NeuRA is 8km (5 miles) from downtown Sydney and well connected by bus and light rail. Student accommodation is available on UNSW campus or in the neighbouring inner-city suburbs. NeuRA is in walking distance from stunning beaches and a short distance from major parks and recreational facilities. The climate is mild throughout the year with an average maximum temperature of 26°C (79°F) and minimum of 9°C (48°F).


Bronte Beach

Useful links

Randwick City Council
City of Sydney Council
Tourism NSW