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ANU RSAA PhD International Scholarships in Australia

The Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Australian National University is inviting international PhD candidates to apply for the PhD Scholarships in Australia. Applications for this fully-funded opportunity commencing in 2022 are now accepted.

International applicants are exclusively offered this scholarship towards a PhD study programme at RSAA ANU. Winners will be selected on the basis of their academic achievements, letters of recommendation, and independent research ability and experience.

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The Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) is a research school affiliated with the Australian National University which is ranked 64th in Best Global Universities. RSAA is leading Australia’s involvement in the design and construction of the international, billion-dollar Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), one of the world’s most powerful next-generation telescopes.

Why choose to study at the Australian National University? The themes of research at RSAA reflect the school’s cross-disciplinary approach to astronomy and astrophysics. Students can study a range of topics and conduct research work through the research themes, projects, and highlights.

Application Deadline: 10th December 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Australian National University – Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully-Funded
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Australia.


  • Eligible Countries: All international students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD or MPhil study programmes at RSAA at ANU are eligible to apply for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have achieved a grade point average of >80% minimum.
  • The applicants must have a strong background in physics, including classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics.
  • Students with previous research experience in astrophysics (as an undergraduate or as a Masters student) are strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply

  • How to Apply:  Applicants must have to enroll in the PhD degree programme. Applicants for the RSAA Scholarship (“pre-application round”) are asked to submit the following documents to [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • All transcripts and graduation certificates from prior university study with a grading scale
  • Copies of Master’s thesis or of papers published by the applicant in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Short CV
  • Short personal statement
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Admission Requirements: Students are required to submit all necessary documents and must have prior qualifications in a relevant background. GRE scores are recommended if available.
  • Language Requirement: All applicants, whether domestic or international, must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission.


Candidates selected for this scholarship will be given full-funded support towards any PhD MPhil programme undertaken at ANU RSAA.

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