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Payment per year
$28,854 per annum (tax-exempt) - indexed annually
up to 2 years - Masters; up to 3 years PhD
PhD or Masters by Research
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
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Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SET)
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Future Students
Commencing Students
Continuing Students

The SmartSat CRC is the largest space industry-research collaboration in Australia’s history. The SmartSat CRC is a consortium of universities and other research organisations, partnered with industry that has been funded by the Australian Government to develop know-how and technologies in advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems and Earth observation next generation data services. The impact of this research will be to develop intellectual property and a specialist industry expertise that will spawn new businesses, create export economic value and generate new high-tech jobs for all Australians.

The SmartSat CRC scholarships with industry will support full time PhD and MPhil students to undertake research in a broad range of areas.  Refer to the information page for details and to find out more.


Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia, international or onshore international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD/Master by Research degree at one of the university partners.  Non-residents will be considered, subject to project-specific requirements.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Have completed a relevant Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or equivalent in a related discipline, or a Masters degree that contains a significant (and relevant) research component with equivalent academic performance.  
  • Be interested in advanced telecommunications, IoT connectivity and intelligent satellite systems

Stipend:  The Masters scholarship will be for up to 2 years; PhD scholarship will be for up to 3 years and has a stipend starting from $28,854 p/a (Indexed annually)


Please apply according to the instructions on the Faculty SmartSat CRC website. Applications open until filled.

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

Enquiries to:

Professor Tat-Jun Chin

School of Computer Science