ANU RSAA PhD international awards in Australia

  • Phd
  • Fully funded
  • 10 December 2021

The Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University invites applications from outstanding undergraduate and Master's students of all nationalities for a number of fully-funded PhD scholarships to commence in 2022. Students with previous research experience in astrophysics are particularly encouraged to apply.


We are seeking outstanding students from around the world. Students should normally have a strong background in physics, including classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. Courses in mathematics through differential equations are also required. An undergraduate course in introductory astronomy is recommended. Students with previous research experience in astrophysics (as an undergraduate or as a Masters student) are strongly encouraged to apply. A grade point average of >80% is a minimum (but not the only) requirement for consideration for our program. In selecting scholarship candidates, we consider academic achievement, the letters of recommendation, and independent research ability and experience.


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Fully funded.


Applicants for the RSAA Scholarship ("pre application round") are asked to submit the following documents to by the application deadline:

  • all transcripts and graduation certificates from prior university study (Bachelor degree, Master's degree) with grading scale;
  • copies of Master's thesis or of papers published by the applicant in international peer-reviewed journals;
  • short curriculum vitae (1-2 pages);
  • short personal statement (1-2 pages) in which the applicant describes past and current reserach interests and how a PhD at RSAA will fit into their future career.
  • English language test results (if available). For ANU rules on English language requirements for admission please see the Policy here.

You should also arrange to have 3 letters of reference arrive at by the deadline. Applicants should send the PhD referee template to thieir referees. Referees sent their reference directly to

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