$29,863 Stipend Awards University Postgraduate Award (UPA) for Local and International Students at the University of Wollongong, Australia 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on July 7, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Accounting, Arts and Culture, Biology, Business and Management, Business Law, Chemistry, Communications and Journalism, Computer and Information Sciences, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Health Studies, Humanities, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medicine, Nursing, Physics, Social Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is thrilled to offer a wide selection of scholarships tailored for both domestic and international students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies. They take immense pride in recognizing and supporting outstanding individuals who have excelled in various fields such as academics, leadership, community involvement, and sports. These scholarships serve as a testament to the university’s commitment to fostering excellence and encouraging students to reach their full potential.

University Postgraduate Awards (UPAs)

The University Postgraduate Awards (UPAs) serve as financial stipends specifically designed to support doctoral and Master of Philosophy candidates during their postgraduate studies. The scholarship awards are exclusive to the University of Wollongong, reflecting its commitment to fostering academic excellence and supporting exceptional postgraduate students.

The scholarship award aims to assist both local and international students in meeting their living expenses while they dedicate themselves to their research and scholarly pursuits. Recognizing the financial challenges that postgraduate students often face, these stipends provide a vital source of support, allowing recipients to focus on their studies without undue financial stress.

To maintain the highest standards and ensure the merit-based allocation of UPAs, the University of Wollongong employs a rigorous selection process. Each year, a limited number of UPAs are awarded to deserving candidates who have demonstrated exceptional academic abilities, research potential, and a strong commitment to their chosen field of study.


  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine, and Health

Field of Study

  • Accounting, Finance & Economics
  • Business, Marketing & Management
  • Law
  • Communications & Media
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Creative & Performing Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental & Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Humanities & Social Inquiry
  • Literature & Language
  • Maths, Physics & Chemistry
  • Medical Science
  • Nursing
  • Psychology & Human Behaviour
  • Social Sciences & Advocacy

The University of Wollongong aims to attract and retain the most talented and promising postgraduate students, fostering a vibrant intellectual community and encouraging groundbreaking research across various disciplines. These awards not only acknowledge the hard work and dedication of deserving students but also provide them with the necessary support to pursue their academic aspirations to the fullest.

Scholarship Provider: The University of Wollongong

About the Provider 

Source: The University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong’s foundation is rooted in the generous contributions of local individuals who shared a common vision of a prosperous future for their region. From those humble beginnings, they have evolved into one of the top modern universities worldwide. The university has collaborated extensively with industry leaders, government, research, and communities to tackle society’s challenges encompassing environmental. medical, social, and economic challenges. Their esteemed researchers, graduates, and educators actively contribute to shaping a brighter future through their dedication to meaningful partnerships, education, and research. Their remarkable achievements have garnered international recognition, solidifying their position among the best in their respective fields.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: Local and International
  • Degree Level: Postgraduate/PhD
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: Up to three  and a half years
  • Scholarship Awards: Stipend
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Scholarship Country: Australia

Scholarship Eligibility

Before proceeding with the application the students must meet the eligibility criteria of the scholarship awards.

  • Enrolled in, or have an unconditional offer for, an MPhil or doctoral degree at UOW: Applicants must be currently enrolled or have received an unconditional offer for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or a doctoral degree at the University of Wollongong (UOW). This criterion ensures that only students pursuing advanced research degrees at UOW are considered for the Stipend Scholarship.
  • Not receiving income from another source to support general living costs: Candidates should not be receiving any significant income from external sources to cover their general living expenses while undertaking their course of study.
  • To meet DIBP visa requirements for International Students, it is important to comply with the visa requirements set by the Department of Home Affairs,

Stipend Scholarship is awarded to deserving students who are actively pursuing higher research degrees at UOW and have demonstrated a genuine need for financial support.

Application Process 

The application process for a UPA (University Postgraduate Award) involves a straightforward and efficient procedure.

  • The application for the eligible students can be completed in an online portal provided by the university.
  • During the application process for the degree program, students will receive specific directions on how to apply for the UPA. It is important to carefully follow the application instructions to ensure a complete and accurate application.
  • Successful UPA recipients will be notified after the deadline for submission, the scholarship committee will be reviewing all the applications including the submitted additional materials by the applicants.

UOW aims to streamline the process and make it more accessible for students. This efficient approach ensures that eligible candidates have the opportunity to apply for and secure the UPA, which assists them in covering their living expenses during their postgraduate studies.

Scholarship Awards 

The 2023 stipend for the UPA amounts to $29,863. It is important to note that these stipends are non-taxable. Additionally, the stipends are subject to annual indexing, which means that the stipend amount may re-adjust to ensure that the students receive a fair and updated stipend.

The UPA provides financial support for a specified duration depending on the successful applicant’s degree level:

  • Doctoral candidates: The UPA is awarded for a period of three and a half (3.5) years on a full-time basis. This extended duration allows doctoral candidates ample time to conduct in-depth research and complete their doctoral studies successfully.
  • Masters of Philosophy: For students pursuing a Master of Philosophy degree, the UPA is granted for a duration of two (2) years. This timeframe offers sufficient support to complete the rigorous requirements of the research-focused Master’s program.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until October 3, 2023.

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