Through the scholarship application process, CSU seeks to attract and facilitate the progress of high quality higher degree by research (HDR) candidates whose research interests align with the strategic priorities of the University.
Most Scholarship offered by CSU are funded through the Australian Government's Research Training Program. The CSU Policy relating to scholarships funded under this program can be found here via the CSU Policy Library.
Preliminary assessment and ranking of scholarship applications is completed within the relevant Faculty and/or Research Centre. The assessment takes into account the academic qualifications and achievements of each applicant, their demonstrated research capacity and allows for prioritisation of strategic areas by Faculties as outlined below.
Advice from these assessment processes is integrated and provided to the Higher Degree by Research Scholarships Committee. The recommendations of the Higher Degree by Research Scholarships Committee are then submitted to the Presiding Officer of the Research Committee for endorsement/approval.
Applicants will normally be notified of outcomes within two months of the application closing date.
Applications are assessed against three key areas:
Evidence may include: