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Mobility Scholarships Curtin University, Australia

Curtin is committed to increasing its global presence and developing international research collaborations.  Graduate Research School would like to offer a number of international mobility scholarships to HDR students as part of the broader international research engagement strategy.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide students the opportunity to enhance their research experience with a leading overseas university, research institution or industry partner.  The proposed project should be complimentary to the thesis research, and additional to that detailed in the candidacy proposal.

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Status: Open
Applications open: 15/06/2015
Applications close: 31/07/2015

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Curtin Business School
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Science & Engineering
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
Specifically for
  • Curtin students wanting to study overseas

Non-gender specific

  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • International students
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



The maximum grant available for candidates travelling to Level 1 countries is $6000.

Level 1 countries include: United States; South America; Europe; Japan.


The maximum grant available for candidates travelling to Level 2 countries is $3400.

Level 2 countries include: Asia and the Pacific; Indian sub-continent; Middle East; Africa.

Eligibility criteria
  • Available to both domestic and international current doctoral students;
  • Students must have already achieved candidacy but not have consumed more than 3 full time EFTSL at time of travel;
  • Part time students are eligible to apply but must be enrolled full time whilst overseas;
  • Students must have completed the Annual Progress Report in the year of application and be on ‘good standing’;
  • The proposed project shoud be complimentary to the thesis research and additional to that detailed in the cadidacy proposal.
  • The proposed project should be achievable within the six to eight weeks timeframe.
  • International students will not be approved for travel to their home country.
  • Travel must not be essential to the completion of the student’s thesis;
  • Travel must commence within six (6) months from date of the award;
  • Students must demonstrate additional funds are available if required.
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship
  • When awarded the scholarship, funding is subject to student obtaining travel approval from the travel co-ordinator and depending on the country of destination, may require risk assessment.
  • Students must submit a “Summary Report for Mobility Scholarship” form and a copy of their boarding passes within one month upon return.   Failure to do so, may result in delay with the release of the final instalment.

How to apply

Application process

Selection Criteria:

  • Merit and feasibility of the proposed research plan;
  • Support from host institution and Curtin supervisor;
  • applicants track record

Applicants please submit:

  • completed application and budget forms attached;
  • Current CV;
  • Project proposal detailing nature of research to be undertaken, timeline of activity, the proposed outcomes and value;
  • Support letter from host institution;
  • Support letter from Curtin supervisor;
  • completed spreadsheet attached showing budget and sources of additional funding.

Further Scholarship Information and Application