Engineering Postgraduate Research Scholarships

UNSW postgraduate students

The LEAP Research Scholarships were established to support world class engineers to pursue excellence in research at UNSW Engineering – Australia’s largest engineering faculty and ranked in the world’s top 50.

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Boosting world-class engineers who see new ways to achieve Australia’s technology future.

  • Value: $10,000 pa top-up for a maximum of 3.5 years.

    The LEAP Industry PhD Top-Up Scholarship supports talented PhD students in the Australian Graduate School of Engineering (AGSE) to promote industry-engaged research degrees throughout UNSW, to industry partners, and the wider community.

    For more info and eligibility please contact: AGSEIndustryPhD@unsw.edu.au

    Residency: Domestic

  • Value: $10,000 per annum top-up for a maximum of 3.5 years.

    The LEAP Engineering Ambassador Scholarship supports highly motivated HDR students who are keen to promote the Faculty’s research throughout UNSW and the wider community with a particular focus on the undergraduate student community.

    For more info and eligibility please contact: scholarships@eng.unsw.edu.au

    Residency: Domestic

  • Value: $10,000 per annum top-up for a maximum of 3.5 years.

    For more info and eligibility please contact: scholarships@eng.unsw.edu.au

    Residency: Domestic

  • Value: $10,000 per annum top-up for a maximum of 3.5 years.

    For more info and eligibility please contact: scholarships@eng.unsw.edu.au

    Residency: Domestic

  • Value: a stipend for living allowances at the UNSW Scholarship rate plus $10,000 per annum top-up for a maximum of 3.5 years.

    The Engineering HDR Sanctuary Scholarship supports passionate students who are an asylum seeker or refugee and experiencing financial hardship complete their HDR studies.

    For more info and eligibility please contact: scholarships@eng.unsw.edu.au

    Residency: Domestic or International

@ UNSW 2023

Dhyey Shah

PhD Student, UNSW Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Recipient of LEAP Engineering Ambassador Scholarship

What made me want to start a HDR program after completing my undergraduate dual degree was the fact I love the atmosphere UNSW creates. I felt comfortable, I felt accepted, and I felt continuing my studies at UNSW was conducive to me improving both as an academic and student in research, and as a person. Everything was in place for me to stay here and pursue a PhD in something I’m really passionate about.

My scholarship is an Engineering Research Ambassador Award, which involves putting my best foot forward as an ambassador of Higher Degree Research. It has given me the freedom to dip my toes into a lot of areas beyond my research, which has broadened my understanding of the bigger picture and the opportunities available to me.

Esta Qiu

PhD Student, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Recipient of LEAP Engineering Ambassador Scholarship

Although, I know some students who always knew they wanted to go into academia and started to consider those pathways as an undergraduate, for me it was a little different. After my bachelor, I worked in industry for a few years before deciding to come back to do a PhD. Doing my own research gives me a sense of ownership, as it can be my own liberated space where I can pursue what I am passionate about.

Doing a PhD is helping me to improve my skills in independent problem solving and communicating my research to a non-technical audience. Being encouraged to try new solutions is enabling me to become an expert in my field.

@ UNSW 2023