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Applications now open for 2021 Forrest PhD Scholarships - the brightest minds, the best research, the biggest impact.

2 October 2020

We attract the brightest minds from around the world to conduct bold and exciting doctoral research at any of Western Australia’s five universities.

Forrest PhD Scholarships are offered to students who have exceptional academic profiles and who have the desire, drive and imagination to undertake doctoral research of the highest standard.

Academic excellence is a neccessary but not a sufficient, condition for winning a Forrest PhD Scholarship. You also need to demonstrate deep curiosity about your chosen field of study, a strong desire to communicate to others your enthusiasm for knowledge and discovery, a commitment to use this knowledge to have a positive impact on the world around us, and the drive and determination to succeed even when faced with obstacles and setbacks.

Forrest PhD Scholarships are open to candidates in all subject areas and from any country and nationality.


All Forrest Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes fees, stipend, accommodation allowance and a research allowance. The total package is valued at over $50,000 per annum.


Up to 10 Forrest Scholars will be selected from international and Australian applicants who demonstrate an outstanding academic ability to undertake research work with the potential to change the world we live in.


Applications for Forrest PhD Scholarships are open until 31 October 2020. For further details of the scholarships and how to apply, visit