William T Southcott Scholarship

University of South Australia

The William T. Southcott Scholarship has been established as a result of a bequest from Mr William T. Southcott. The scholarship will be offered to outstanding students to undertake a PhD in the field of practical engineering at the University of South Australia. The scholarship is a prestigious award, and the recipient should have an outstanding academic record as well as leadership potential and personal attributes suitable for the award.


Applicants must: be Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia or international students. Applicants must meet the entry criteria for the award of a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of South Australia. In addition, applicants require an outstanding academic record; good communication skills and leadership potential. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of a short essay outlining their vision for the proposed research and its potential benefits to industry.

Further details

Applications for international students close in August; applications for domestic students close in October.

Amount $35,000

The scholarship provides $35,000 per year for a period of 3 years, consisting of an annual stipend of $32,000 (tax free) and an annual amount of $3,000 towards research costs such as conferences, overseas study and minor expenses.

Closing date 31 August; 31 October
Frequency Annual
Duration years
Student type Australian and New Zealand
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Postgraduate
Field of studys Engineering and technology
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