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Launch your Space Career – Higher Degree Research Scholarships

Applications Now Open

The SmartSatCRC invites expressions of interest for higher degrees by research (Masters & PHD) scholarships commencing in 2020. Successful candidates will need to be enrolled with one of our university partners and will work on applied R&D which align with our research programs.

R&D Topics

  • Advanced Communications & IoT connectivity
  • Advanced Satellite Systems
  • Sensors & AI
  • Next Generation Earth Observation
  • Remote Sensing  Analytics & Data Services
  • Space Cybersecurity Systems
  • Space Governance

Visit our Research Programs page for more information on our research topics.


Generous full scholarships or top-up scholarship stipends will be offered to suitably qualified applicants of both PhD or Masters by Research programs.


Scholarships are available for Australian residents. Non-residents will be considered, subject to project-specific requirements. Applicants should have a first-class honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline.


All students within the SmartSat education and training program become valuable members of SmartSat, and will benefit from:

  • professional development opportunities through conference series and networking events
  • access to industry training and mentoring programs
  • being part of an organisation that links research and industry,
  • generous periods of placement with industry and end-user partners to enable both academic and industry-based research experience.

How to Apply

Please download the application form and send completed forms and supporting information, as a single PDF file, to [email protected]