PhD International Scholarship at The University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong is pleased to inform researchers about its PhD funding for a project titled “Fish Futures: reimagining freshwater ecosystem management in Aotearoa” for the academic year 2022-2023.

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Geography but can’t afford the program, we can help. Applications are valued at $29,863 per year so students must undertake a PhD study program at the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities to be eligible for the award.

The University of Wollongong is a public university in the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales. It is ranked among the top ten universities in Australia and is one hundred eighty fifth globally.

Application Deadline:  Applications will close on 21st October 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The University of Wollongong
  • Department: School of Geography and Sustainable Communities
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: $29,863
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Australia.


  • Eligible Countries: Australian and foreign national students can apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for a PhD study in the field of human geography on the theme of cultures of nature and freshwater ecosystems offered at the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities of the University of Wollongong.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be ready to commence study in Wollongong from February 2023.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants must first submit an admission application via the university portal. Then, students interested in the scholarship must submit the supporting documents via mail to Associate Professor Leah Gibbs at
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • a letter outlining your thematic interest about the project, motivation, and profile (maximum 2 pages)
  • your CV
  • relevant academic transcripts
  • a relevant sample of your academic writing (e.g. a working paper, a thesis chapter)
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in human geography, sociology, humanities, environmental management, conservation, or a related discipline with honors.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores on the following English language proficiency tests:
  • TOEFL IBT – 40 to 106
  • IELTS – 5.0 to 7.5
  • CPE/CAE – 162 to 185
  • PTE – 42 to 76


The successfully selected candidate by the University of Wollongong will receive a stipend of $29,863 (2023 rate) per year, indexed annually for the three-year duration of the award.

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