Current scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students are listed on the University's Undergraduate Scholarships page. Many of these are relevant to all courses, while a number are specific to students in the environmental and rural sciences.
Postgraduate scholarship opportunities are listed on the University's Research Scholarships page. This includes scholarships offered by the Pork, Poultry and Sheep CRCs.
UNE Higher Degree Research Scholarships
- UNE International Postgraduate Research Award
- Australian Postgraduate Awards
- Australian Indigenous HDR Scholarship
PhD/Research Masters Opportunities
PhD Scholarship – Virtual herding of livestock
The Precision Agriculture Research Group (PARG) at the University of New England are looking for highly motivated PhD student with a background in one of the following areas:
- Animal science
- Animal behaviour and welfare
- Precision Livestock Management
- Computational science
for a 3 year PhD project that will evaluate the on-farm application of Virtual Fencing technologies, focusing on the sheep industry. Applications close 3rd December 2016. Further details >
Joint Research Engagement (JRE) Cadetships
JRE Cadetships grants are designed to provide support for higher degree research candidates by helping with the costs of undertaking industry-based cadetships for students working across the spectrum of scientific research. Cadetships involve a combination of formal research with the University and concurrent employment with a business to carry out R&D activities.
Domestic students enrolled in a PhD or Research Masters are eligible to apply.
Plant Stress Biology
Plants being sessile must endure and survive extreme environmental conditions. Research into stress response mechanisms of crop plants have direct implications for agriculture. Associate Professor Priti Krishna is looking for motivated students to apply for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) Honours Scholarships to carry out research in this area. If you are interested, please contact Associate Professor Krishna for more details.
Other UNE Scholarships
Vice Chancellor's Scholar Program
The Vice-Chancellor's Scholar program recognises, celebrates and rewards the achievements of our most academically high-achieving students at UNE.
The Acram Taji Bursary
For continuing students
The applicant must be a female student who is entering the final year of a Bachelor of Rural Science or Bachelor of Agriculture. Students are eligible to apply if they are in second year of Agriculture and third year of Rural Science.
The Bursary is valued at $500.
The applicant can be a male or female international student from developing countries enrolled in any postgraduate award: Master of Agriculture, Master of Science in Agriculture or Higher Degree Student enrolled in Master of Rural Science or PHD. Students in any aspect of Rural Science or Agriculture are eligible to apply, however preference may be given to Students whose thesis focus is plant agriculture. (Horticulture, Agronomy, Plant biosecurity, Plant biotechnology, Organic agriculture).
The applicant must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage.
The Bursary is valued at $500.
Max Woods Prize
The Max Woods Prize is available to all students, undergraduate and postgraduate, studying in the School of Environmental and Rural Science who have shown persistence in their study through difficult circumstances. Previous winners of this prize are not eligible to apply.
Not offered in 2016.
Industry Scholarships and Opportunities
Grains Research & Development Corporation 2017 Scholarships: Grains Industry Research Scholarships (GRS) and Grains Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarships (UHS). Applications close 31st October 2016.
Cotton Australia 'Final Year Undergraduate Project Scholarship' 2017 (Cotton Australia is offering ten $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who undertake a final year project in 2017 relating to the cotton industry. Applications close 10th March 2017).
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Scholarships and Grants (Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD)
Australian Agriculture Scholarship (Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD)
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarships (Undergraduate, Postgraduate; Applications close 30th October 2016)
Australian Wool Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship 2017 (Undergraduate; Applications close 28th October 2016)
RIRDC Horizon Scholarship (Undergraduate)
Australian Wool Education Trust (Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD)
RSPCA Scholarships (Research Project)
MLA Scholarships (Postgraduate)
GRDC Scholarships (Honours and Postgraduate)
CSIRO (Vacation and Postgraduate Scholarships)