Scholarships, awards and prizes

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.


NeuRA recognises the research excellence of its students through additional financial support by offering top-up scholarships based on their academic performance.

NeuRA can help you find information on applying for postgraduate research scholarships through UNSW or your home university for both Australian and international students. Australian and NZ students undertaking post-graduate degrees by research are HECS exempt. International students are required to pay fees (and cost of living expenses) but may be eligible for some scholarships.

You will have the opportunity to apply for numerous awards, for travel or general support, during your research project. These awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence.

There are several different types of Graduate Research Scholarships available for PhD and Masters students through UNSW including:

Read about the support available for early career researchers at NeuRA on this page.

Useful links
Australian Academy of Science
Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Education and Research Foundation (ANZAN E+RF)/ NHMRC Scholarship
MND Research Australia/NHMRC Scholarship
Royal Australasian College of Physicians/NHMRC Scholarship
The Tow awards