These awards are for full-time study towards higher degrees by research. Australian Postgraduate Awards are funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). Competition for the APA scheme is intense; only applicants with a first-class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience will be offered an award.
-be a domestic applicant (Australian Citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand Citizen) -be enrolled or eligible for entry into a research degree. -not already hold an academic qualification equivalent to or at a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking. -not have previously held a research higher degree scholarship funded by the Australian government (other than IPRS) for three months or more, unless seeking to transfer. -have or expect to attain a first Class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience.