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About this scholarship


Each year the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) may offer one award known as the Kenneth Freeman PhD Scholarship Award.



$ 34,000

per annum

2022 Value equivalent to AGRTP Stipend Scholarship, award indexed each year

1 on offer

Payments made fortnightly

Payments made for 3.5 years

  • Student types

    Domestic, International, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Postgraduate research
  • Number of scholarships awarded

    1 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance
  • Extension duration

    6 month extension available.

Field of study

Astronomy and Astrophysics



The Award will be available each year to a prospective or continuing domestic or international student who:

  1. is enrolled or enrolling full-time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy and Astrophysics, based in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the ANU College of Science; and
  2. has demonstrated First class honours (H1), or demonstrated equivalent requirements.

Additional information

  1. Paid leave entitlements:
    • 20 working days recreation leave
    • 10 working days medical leave
    • 60 working days additional medical leave
    • 60 working days parental leave
    • 5 days partner parental leave
  2. Dependent Child Allowance for international student ($3,000/annum/child- max $9000)
  3. Relocation reimbursement (capped at $1000 for domestic student, $2500 for international student)
  4. Thesis Allowance of up to $500

No application is required as all eligible candidates who have indicated their interest will be automatically considered.

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Phone 02 6125 0221, email

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