Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) Graduate Scholarships

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The Cyber Security CRC (CSCRC) aims to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals through working with some of the best cyber security researchers in Australia, and engagement with the CSCRC Industry and Government participants.

The goals of the CSCRC is to be an independent and collaborative centre where industry, government and research partners work together to create new products, services and systems that deliver a secure and resilient national cyber security capability, and enhance cyber expertise for the nation, making Australia a safer place to do business. CSCRC also aims to attract, inspire, mentor and develop the next generation of cyber security professionals by offering the best and brightest students scholarships through our participating universities.

The field of cyber security aims to secure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by preventing unauthorised access or disruption to systems. It is primarily a domain of computer science, but there are range of problems related to cyber security that are best solved by cross-disciplinary approaches to the subject. Graduates are welcome to apply for a PhD or Masters scholarship in cyber security based on one of the 9 available themes.  See full details here.


Have completed a Bachelor of degree with a 1st class Honours, or a Masters degree that contains a significant (and relevant) research component with equivalent academic performance in Computer Science or similar.

Be assessed by the Adelaide Graduate Research School as meeting all conditions for admission to the Masters or Doctoral program. For more information about the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at the University of Adelaide, please visit the Adelaide Graduate Research School’s website.


Generous scholarships are on offer $37,000 to $50,000 per annum.  Please see CSCRC Information sheet for full details.


For confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Ali Babar, School of Computer Sciences on Telephone +61 8 8313 4478 or Email


The potential applicants should discuss their qualifications and research interests with the University of Adelaide’s lead researcher in the CSCRC Professor Ali Babar.  For detailed feedback on your qualifications and Expression of Interest (EOI), you are encouraged to send the following documents:

  • Your CV (2 pages)
  • A research proposal closely aligned with one of the CSCRC Research Themes
  • Copies of your academic transcripts
  • A one-page statement outlining which CSCRC Scholarship Category (outlined above) you are seeking to apply for, and why you would be a suitable CSCRC Scholar 

Further information on the formal application process, entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research and admission and scholarship deadlines, please visit the Adelaide Graduate Centre website.