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Dr Susan Holland Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to provide financial support to enable a doctoral student within the School of Education to make substantial progress towards her/his research programme. The scholarship is offered on the basis of academic merit, teaching experience and a commitment to undertake research directed to enhancing the quality of teaching.

Opening date: 2016-08-01
Closing date: 2016-10-28


Amount: $10,000 per annum
Frequency: two payments of $5,000 per annum
Method: EFT
Tenure: Up to 3 years

Step by step guide to applying

You need to follow these steps to apply for a scholarship for a Doctor of Philosophy course (Higher Degree by Research):

  1. Before you apply for a scholarship, you must apply for admission into a Higher Degree by Research course if you are not already enrolled
  2. We encourage all applicants to read the Scholarship Conditions: APA, ECU-PRS and ECU Merit Award (PDF) to understand the requirements on them as scholarship recipients
  3. Complete the Scholarship Application (.DOC) , including:
    1. Outline of your research topic
    2. Information on your research publications or research grants you have received: Documenting Your Research Experience (PDF)
    3. Academic Referees to support your scholarship application, using the PG Academic Referee Report (.DOC)

Send application to

Submit your scholarship application and documentation by the closing date for the scholarship by email: or by post to:

Research Scholarships Officer
Scholarships Office
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup, Western Australia, 6027

You will be advised of the outcome via email as soon as possible afterwards.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Experience as a practicing teacher;
  • Enrolled or applying for enrolment in a doctoral programme in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University;
  • A commitment to undertake research directed to enhancing the quality of teaching.

Course Requirements

Applicants should have completed at least four years of tertiary education study at a high level of achievement for example:

  • Four year degree (e.g. Engineering or Law)
  • Three year degree and one of the following:
    • Honours year; or
    • one year of a higher degree; or
    • one year of a Masters preliminary or other qualifying programme; or
    • Postgraduate diploma.

The awardees should also have:

  • Completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the ECU as having an equivalent level of attainment.
  • Must have their course application for study in the PhD programme approved by ECU before being considered for an offer of a scholarship.

Please note:

  • not all degree combinations will be considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian First Class Honours degree
  • a student with a two-year Masters degree, but no Bachelors degree, may be considered with other masters graduates if the University regards this as equivalent.


To be eligible Applicants must not have previously gained or currently hold any of the following:

  • Research doctorate, which is deemed the equivalent of an Australian research doctorate degree.


  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident Visa
  • New Zealand Citizen

Level of Study

  • HDR - Higher Degree Research (PhD)


Study Mode

  • Full-time on-campus

Applicant Information

Information for Current Honours and Master by research students

Students currently enrolled in their qualifying Honours or Master by research degree must ensure that their thesis is submitted in sufficient time * for an examination result to be available for the scholarship round.
* Examiners take approximately 4 weeks to examine an Honours thesis and approximately 6 weeks to examine a Masters by research thesis, however, examination times may vary.


It is important to ensure your application includes as much information as possible together with the supporting documentation as following the closing date, additional documents cannot be added to an application.

Documents in a language other than English It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documentation presented in a foreign language is also accompanied by an authorised English translation. This means that applicants must provide copies of the qualification or documentation in the original language and an official English translation.


  • Selection is based on academic merit, meeting the eligibility criteria and will be assessed against the Scholarship Ranking Scheme
  • The successful applicant being determined by the University's postgraduate scholarship selection process at the time.
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