Data61 Top-Up Scholarships for International Students at Australian National University

  • Phd
  • $10,000 p.a.

Data61, the digital powerhouse formed by the merging of CSIRO's digital productivity business unit and National ICT Australia (NICTA), offers a world-class PhD experience to eligible PhD candidates working in data-related disciplines such as Analytics, Cyber-Physical Systems, Software and Computational Systems and Decision Sciences.

Students are supervised by world-leading CSIRO researchers and University academics on real-world projects that deliver significant research outcomes for the national benefit. Students are offered opportunities to push the fundamental boundaries in the ICT disciplines in which they work, participate in real industrial projects and do internships in Australia and overseas. Data61 encourages and supports entrepreneurial activities of our scholars, offering opportunities to join our start-ups or even create their own.

Please note that this scholarship is not administered by ANU, applicants are advised to check the Data61 website for further details.

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  • Applicants may be Australian or international students.  They must have already applied for, or have already commenced a PhD research program at one of our 23 participating universities.
  • Candidates must have completed (or be currently completing) an Australian Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or hold a degree with an equivalent grade. Proposed research projects must align with Data61's research areas.
  • Candidates must be in receipt of a full base stipend.


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The Scholarship offers a top-up of $10,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years.


Students should apply using the on-line form available from the Data61 website.

Prior to appying, candidatesshould ensure that they have:

  • made contact with a Data61 supervisor to discuss a research project and have written agreement from the Data61 researcher and university supervisor to supervise their PhD project;
  • applied for admission or been accepted to study a PhD program at a university involved in the Data61 PhD program;
  • the following documents ready to attach to their application: a current CV or resume, academic transcripts from all previous or current university studies, a research proposal, and copies of any published journal papers or other publications.

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