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Process description at the UWA Node

To apply for a PhD at ICRAR UWA, you have to submit your application via iAthena, UWA’s application system. Your submitted documentation must include full transcript & completion certificates including grading scale; CV; publications; thesis; passport bio page; English language test result and summary of proposed research. Please also arrange to have two reference letters sent by this deadline to hdr-ems@uwa.edu.au. Also see AAS advertisement for more details. When you apply you will be asked to present a proposed project. Please have a look at the current lists of PhD projects at ICRAR UWA.

ICRAR UWA has a PhD panel that will rank the applicants and call for interviews, which will be done via online platforms.

Please check round 1 2020 scholarship information at UWA.

Tips for Scholarship Applications at the UWA node

  • All scholarships are extremely competitive. Applicants with exceptional academic records (ie: >80%), research experience and/or training, together with peer reviewed research articles are considered competitive.
  • Answer all questions in a well written and formatted style fit for purpose – refrain from copy and paste text from other sources. UWA receives hundreds of scholarship applications, if you want yours to stand out, you need to pay attention to detail, treat it like a job application.
  • Attach all requested documentation and provide evidence to support any stated claim in regard to academic awards/prizes, or work experience by providing certificates or letters from employers.
  • Your thesis and/or published works will be read by your potential academic supervisor and a reviewer, therefore make sure it is readable. If not in English, you may consider providing more than just an abstract in English.
  • Make sure all attachments are legible and in PDF format. Photos of documentation taken by a phone are not easy to read.
  • Do not leave it until the closing date to submit the application. As per the instructions, you will have to post via mail, hard-copy versions of some documents to UWA by the stated deadline.
  • Successful scholarship applicants are expected to take up the scholarship, full-time within a few months of the scholarship closing date. If you are unable to meet this time commitment, you should consider applying in the next round. Note: external/distance, off-campus and part-time enrolments are not permitted for scholarship holders.