Australian National University invites applications for three-year full-time PhD scholarships for Australian and international applicants awarded within the Centre for International Governance and Justice, located in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet).

The Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ) is dedicated to the study of theoretical and practical issues in international governance, human rights and social justice.

Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time PhD within the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the area of Human Rights and Social Justice.

Worth of Award

  • The annual stipend of the scholarship is valued at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) equivalent, which is $26,288 for 2016.
  • The scholarship will be awarded for three years initially, although a six-month extension is possible, subject to the candidate’s satisfactory progress.
  • The scholarship does not include funding for overseas student health cover (OSHC), but there is some support to assist with relocation expenses.


To be eligible for the award of this scholarship a student must:

  • Be enrolled, or be seeking to enroll, as a full-time student in a research higher degree program at the Australian National University;
  • Already hold, or be about to complete, an Australian Bachelor Degree with at least Second Class Honours – Upper (though First Class Honours is often required for a scholarship) or its international equivalent, or, a Postgraduate Degree with a significant research thesis component in the field of human rights, international law or social justice, and;
  • Have met the English language requirements (if the applicant is an international student).


How to Apply

For guidelines regarding how to express interest, please consult RegNet’s website. After doing so, submit the following materials to RegNet’s Head of Postgraduate Programs.

  • Completed expression of interest form
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Academic transcripts
  • IELTS/TOEFL results (if applicable)
  • Thesis proposal (5-10 pages)

After reviewing the expressions of interest, we will invite applicants whose proposals fit the terms and scope of the scholarship to lodge a formal application to the ANU.

Deadline: The last date for application is 30 September 2016.

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