Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this version of the document. It also contains information contact details for the subject matter expert.  To the right, a brief summary of the changes between this and the previous version is provided.

Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 22nd July 2019 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 22nd July 2024 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Academic Senate The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 2nd July 2019 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Executive Kylie Shaw
Dean of Graduate Research
This is the senior officer with responsibility for the document.
Enquiries Contact Lisa Williams
Manager Operations - UON Graduate Research

Graduate Research
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

8 November 2021:  Extension of policy review from 22 July 2021 to 22 July 2024 approved by President, Academic Senate 31 October 2021.  Current review identified no changes or updates required.


19 May 2021:  Clauses 13, 14 and 74 amended to include “maximum”. Approved by Academic Senate, 11 May 2021.


25 March 2021: Definition of School updated to reflect College rather than Faculty. Administrative amendment, approved by University Secretary.


25 March 2021: Faculty changed to College throughout.  Approved as administrative amendment, University Secretary.


10 Dec 2020:  Administrate amendment to Clause 55 – incorrectly referred to Clause 64, amended to 53. 


30 September 2020: Clause 7.b.i removed to reflect Department of Education advice that ESOS standards 8.19 and 8.20, which specify restrictions on online and distance learning for overseas students, do not apply to PhD or Masters by Research program students. Approved by Academic Senate, 8 September 2020.




16 July 2020: Definition of “course” updated. Administrative amendment.


16 July 2020:  Definition of “award” updated. Administrative amendment.


2 July 2020: UON changed to University throughout. Approved, Director Assurance Services.


23 June 2020: Definition of “course” updated. Administrative amendment.


19 March 2020:  Removal of Clause 5. Approved as administrative amendment by Director, Assurance Services.


22 July 2019: Relocate list of scholarship types from Section 4 to referenced web page. - Reference within clause 11 and at clause 28 to the Vice-Chancellor's Higher Degree by Research Training Scholarships Guidelines for specific guidelines. - Creation of clause 18, to include the operational policy for relocation allowances for domestic JADD and DADD candidates. - Change to Clause 21 to ensure policy on durations of OSHC is consistent with practice. - Creation of clause 84(b) and amendment to clause 89(d) to be consistent with scholar obligations under clause 91, including the addition of the requirement to abide any additional conditions outlined in the scholar’s scholarship offer. - Amendment to clause 91, as stated above.



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