Edith Cowan University ECU Higher Degree by Research Scholarship in Australia

Scholarships are designed to support postgraduate students of outstanding research promise undertaking a higher degree by research at ECU. Students of any nationality can apply for these scholarships.

Edith Cowan University is an Australian public university located in Perth, Western Australia. It was named after the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament, Edith Cowan, and is the only Australian university named after a woman.


Edith Cowan University Application Deadline:

October 26, 2018

Edith Cowan University Course Level: 

Scholarships are available for the higher degree by research at ECU.

Edith Cowan University Study Subject: 

Scholarships are awarded to study all subjects offered by the Edith Cowan University.

Edith Cowan University Scholarship Award: 

The scholarship includes a stipend of $28,420 per annum to be paid fortnightly via electronic funds transfer. Other benefits include a relocation allowance (where applicable) and Overseas Students Health Cover (where applicable). The duration of the scholarship will vary depending on the duration of the course, up to two years for a Master by research and up to 3 years for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Integrated PhD.

Edith Cowan University Eligibility:

  • Eligible Countries: Students around the world can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible applicants must have met the minimum requirements below:
    • Have been made an unconditional offer of place in an ECU higher degree by research course*

    And at least one of the following:

    • Completed an Australian first class Bachelor Honours Degree (H1)*.
    • Completed a Master’s Degree with the equivalent of at least 6 months full time research and a minimum course weighted average of 70%*.
    • A current research doctoral enrolment with a timely Confirmation of Candidature.
    • Completed your first year of an ECU Integrated PhD (J42) with a minimum course weighted average of 80%*.
    • Produced at least one of the research outputs below as the sole or first author:
      • refereed article in a scholarly journal
      • refereed full written conference publication
      • scholarly research book or book chapter
      • commissioned or peer reviewed creative work, or refereed exhibition of creative artefacts
      • creative or design work that has received respected public/industry reviews in state or national/international media;
      • creative or design work that is the recipient of a grant from authorised philanthropic trusts and/or state and federal arts funding body

    Special exemption from the above requirements may be granted by the Associate Dean (Research) of the relevant School where an adequate case has been made by a potential supervisor.

    *If you have submitted an application for course entry and have not yet been issued an offer, or you are currently enrolled in a Bachelor Honours Degree, a Master’s Degree or Integrated PhD you can apply for this scholarship and your application will be assessed conditional on achieving the minimum requirements.

  • English Language Requirements
    • IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6
    • TOEFL: Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better
    • TOEFL Ibt: Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 64, with no score less than 58 for postgraduate standard entry courses
      University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]-Pre-2015: A score between 58 to 66 with no less than ‘Borderline’ in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 176, with no individual band less than 169


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