RMIT University invites applications for the Digital Finance CRC (DF CRC) PhD Scholarship in Australia for the 2022/23 academic session.

The DF CRC is a collaboration between industry and universities to commercially exploit opportunities arising from the tokenisation of assets and other innovations in digital finance.

Worth of Award

The DF CRC – RMIT co-funded scholarship provides a stipend of $50,000 per annum and a Tuition Fee Scholarship, for a maximum of 3.5 years.



To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet RMIT’s academic entry requirements for Doctor of Philosophy programs
  • Have a background in finance, economics, law or computer science.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an international student meeting the minimum English language requirements.
  • Have good oral and written communication skills.

How to apply

You can apply directly to the DF CRC for the scholarship by visiting If successful in obtaining a DF CRC scholarship:

  • you will be connected with one of the DF CRC members to undertake an industry-based PhD project. This scholarship program does not accommodate student-instigated projects;
  • you can then commence, continue or amend your RMIT EoI/application outlined here. Please note, the RMIT EoI/application process is independent of the DF CRC scholarship program, and obtaining a DF CRC scholarship does not guarantee you entry into a PhD program with RMIT.

Deadline: There is no closing date for this scholarship. However, Expressions of interest (EOI) for the Digital Finance CRC (DF CRC) PhD Scholarship must be submitted online no later than 5 pm AEST on Thursday, April 14, 2022.


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