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Fully Funded Bond University HDR Scholarships, Australia 2023/2024

Application is now open for the Bond University HDR Scholarships. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Bond University and Scholarship

The first private, non-profit university in Australia, Bond University is situated in Robina, a suburb of Queensland’s City of Gold Coast. Since its inception on May 15, 1989, Bond University has largely been a teaching-focused institution of higher learning with a three-semester schedule. The institution has been Australia’s top university for the educational experience for 17 years running and is placed 20th in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of the Best Small Universities in the World.

Bond provides a variety of accelerated undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and programs, certificates, and non-award programs through its four primary university institutions and academic faculties. 


There are a limited number of scholarships available to domestic and international Ph.D. candidates who want to further their studies through a Ph.D. program. Bond University prioritizes its higher-degree research student population and offers significant direct financial assistance to many students. Bond University makes funding available to help with the financial costs of fee offset (waiver) and living stipends.

The allocation of scholarships among candidates is guided by two basic concepts. First and foremost, scholarships will be given through a competitive merit-based procedure. Second, regardless of their study topic or the source of their scholarship money, scholarship candidates must be handled similarly and fairly.

Bond University determines whether students are eligible for scholarships based on merit. Only those with exceptional academic merit and research potential will be considered for a scholarship. An offer of admission to the Ph.D. program does not ensure that a student will be awarded a scholarship. The University focuses on accepting Ph.D. candidates who will be enrolled full-time on campus and receive living stipend subsidies. The HDR Scholarships are not open to Masters students.

Details about Bond University HDR Scholarships:

Scholarship Sponsor: Bond University, Australia

Scholarship Value: Fully funded

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): Bond University, Australia


Every successful candidate will get a scholarship that includes:

  • International students already receiving a 75% Faculty Fee remission are eligible for a 100% fee remission for up to four years. Domestic students immediately qualify for the RTP scheme’s 100% fee remission, a three-year stipend (living allowance), and a four-year single international health insurance policy for foreign students.

Eligibility Criteria for Bond University HDR Scholarships

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for Bond University HDR Scholarships:

  • You must possess a current Letter of Offer from Bond University. 
  • You must be enrolled in graduate or professional occupational therapy programs.
  • You must be full-time in your Ph.D. program. 
  • You are not permitted to apply for a Higher Degree Scholarship at Bond University if you have already attempted to do so twice and were unsuccessful. 

Note: You won’t be able to apply until Bond University Admissions has given you a legitimate Letter of Offer for admission to a Ph.D. program. 

Selection Criteria

Bond University chooses the students who are qualified for a higher degree scholarship based on their merit. Only those with exceptional academic merit and research potential will be given scholarships. Even if a student receives an offer of admission to the Ph.D. program, a scholarship is not a given. 

Application Procedure for Bond University HDR Scholarships

Interested and qualified applicants are expected to fill out the application form for the scholarship. To help you with your application, be sure to visit the new Assessment for Scholarship Applications Framework:


You have a letter of offer but haven’t started classes yet? APPLY NOW. Are you currently enrolled in a Bond University program or a past student? APPLY NOW. You can also visit the official website for further details.

HDR Scholarship Rounds are Held Twice per year

  • Closing date – 30th September 2023
  • Closing date – 31st March 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Australia scholarships here.