Swinburne University of Technology Research Scholarships in Australia for 2022/2023 – Scholarships To Study Abroad

Swinburne University of Technology Research Scholarships is awarded to students of outstanding research potential undertaking doctoral studies. The scholarships are provided to help with general living costs. Tuition fees are also covered by the award.

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Swinburne University of Technology Research Scholarships is allocated yearly by Swinburne Research to exact research groups across the university. The scholarships are not available for application by prospective or present students in a Swinburne Research scholarship round. However, research groups that have been allotted by the university may advertise opportunities on the Swinburne University Jobs Webpage, when available.

Prospective scholars who aim for more information about the scholarship are advised to speak directly with their proposed supervisor about potential SUPRA opportunities within the School or Research Centre.

About the University

The Swinburne University of Technology is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was established in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne to serve those without access to further education in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The university’s main campus is in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne, 7.5 km from the Melbourne central business district. In addition to the university’s main Hawthorn campus, it has campuses in the Melbourne metropolitan area at Wantirna and Croydon; Sarawak, Malaysia; and Sydney.

In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, Swinburne University of Technology ranked 19th in Australia and moved up 50 places to 321st globally. In the 2020 Student Experience Survey, the university was rated equal to 1st place in Victoria for the ’whole education experience’ for undergraduate students, with an overall satisfaction rate of 80 percent. The Swinburne University of Technology is the only academic institution in Melbourne that offers pilot training from the aviation degrees.

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However, Swinburne University of Technology has its origins in the Eastern Suburbs Technical College, which was founded in 1908 in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by George Swinburne. In 1913, the university changed its name from Hawthorn College to Swinburne Technical College. The university later became known as the Swinburne Institute of Technology.

In the late 1980s, the Outer Eastern University Planning Council advocated for a new university to be set in outer eastern Melbourne. The area had the second lowest university participation rate in Melbourne, after the Mornington Peninsula. Somewhat in response to this advocacy, in 1990 The Swinburne University of Technology set its “Eastern Campus” in Mooroolbark (sometimes described as Lilydale), on the site of the recently closed MDA Grammar School. Although, students could not attend until 1992 due to council planning negotiations, and the campus was officially opened on 6 April 1992.

By 1993, the university was known as the Mooroolbark Campus. The Dawkins reforms to Australian higher education in the early 1990s lead to many tertiary colleges being combined or split up, and many given university status.

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On 1 January 1992, the Swinburne University of Technology was given the Prahran Campus of Victoria College and the co-located Prahran College of TAFE, both of which had developed from the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute (established in 1854). On July 1 of that same year, Swinburne gained university status with the passage of the Swinburne University of Technology Act.

In 2015, Swinburne University of Technology launched its law school. Moreover, through a collaboration with Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Swinburne Law School is the only law school in Victoria approved by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) to help students to accelerate their admission to legal practice by completing their practical legal training during the final year of their studies.


The Swinburne University of Technology Research Scholarships covers an annual stipend of $28,597 (indexed) (2021 rate) for three years (with a possible 6-month extension), tuition fees for up to four years, and thesis allowance.

Requirements for Swinburne University of Technology Research Scholarships

  • The Swinburne University of Technology Research Scholarships are open to future and existing students. 
  • You must concede the English language requirements of the university to be qualified for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must also apply for a postgraduate research program at the university. To apply to Postgraduate Research Awards 2022 you can apply online through the link. For existing students, speak to your current supervisor about the opportunity. 

How to Apply for Swinburne University of Technology Research Scholarships

Interested in the scholarship and eligible, click here to apply. New students should see Swinburne University Jobs Webpage for advertised Swinburne University of Technology Research Scholarships opportunities. In the absence of an advertisement, seek advice from your proposed supervisor. While Current students: (those who have already been accepted into a Swinburne postgraduate course): Speak with your existing supervisor about the scholarship opportunities that may be available to you in your School or Research Centre. Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award Conditions of Award

Application Deadline: Not Specified

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