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Neuromorphic Cyber Security at the Edge Scholarships for International Students in Australia

Western Sydney University is inviting highly motivated students to apply for its Neuromorphic Cyber Security at the Edge Scholarships in Australia for the academic year 2021-2022.

Funded by the Department of Defence, this scholarship programme is for Australian nationals and students from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, or Canada that undertake a PhD in Neuromorphic Engineering pioneer. Eligible students are those that hold relevant interests and qualifications. The scholarship award is $35,000 per annum for up to 3 years.

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Western Sydney University, an Australian multi-campus university ranked 51st in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and firmly positioned among the top 2% of international universities, aims to assure success to its students, impactful research, and excellence, sustainability, equity, transformation, and connectedness.

Why choose to study at Western Sydney University? Western Sydney University highly values academic excellence, integrity, and the pursuit of knowledge. WSU has a campus that meets the needs of a changing work environment that gives students unlimited opportunities and resources to learn, travel and work.

Application Deadline: 31st October 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Western Sydney University
  • Department: Graduate Research School
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: $35,000(AUD)
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Australia.


  • Eligible Countries: Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, or Canada are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree to work with Neuromorphic Engineering pioneers at WSU.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must meet specific Defense-related requirements in relation to citizenship and possible clearances.
  • The applicants must demonstrate research experience in neuromorphic engineering.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students must first submit an admission application on the university portal. Then, the applicants must log in and submit an ‘application for project scholarship’ to apply for the scholarship.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Certified copies of all tertiary graduation certificates and academic transcripts
  • Certified evidence of citizenship status
  • Letter of support
  • Research proposal
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degrees, or coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, or a Research Masters degree, or equivalent overseas qualifications in electrical engineering, or computer science.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 6.5
  • TOEFL IBT – 82
  • PTE – 58


The selected candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $35,000(AUD) per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset. International applicants with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver.

The students will also receive –

  • Support for conference attendance, fieldwork, and additional costs as approved by MARCS.
  • Access to the extensive range of MARCS specialized equipment and laboratory facilities.
  • Additional funding to support training and equipment purchases.
  • A rich environment of support and academic expertise via supervisory panels, seminars, colloquia, international and industry collaborations.

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