UQ recognises that the research of some HDR candidates may have been impacted by COVID-19, despite their efforts to adjust their project. The COVID Impact HDR Scholarship extension is designed to support you, if you have documented this impact on your research (as reflected in the HDR Research Progress Reports lodged in the Researcher Data Management system), and as a consequence require additional time to complete your thesis.

COVID Impact Scholarship Extensions provide an additional extension of the living stipend primarily to support your thesis write up and submission. For PhD candidates this means that you should apply only after accessing the first 6-month scholarship extension. The COVID Impact HDR Scholarship extension will be for a further 3 months, taking the total scholarship period to 3.75 (FTE) years (45 months).

For MPhil candidates the COVID Impact HDR Scholarship extension will be for stipend and tuition for a further 6 weeks, taking the total scholarship period to 25.5 (FTE) months

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