Why study at Centenary?
Be trained by our world-class medical researchers to make discoveries that have a positive impact on the health and welfare of our community.
Embrace the independence to pursue your desire of discovery. With state-of-the-art facilities, and an internationally renowned reputation, the Centenary Institute offers you the support and means to realise your dreams through pioneering breakthroughs and advancing the fight to find a cure. The Centenary Institute has supported PhD candidates that have gone one to pursue careers in academia, industry, and policy with a positive impact on health and welfare of society. For a list of projects and scholarships for interested applicants, see below.
Progress your research career by taking the next step with a Masters education through the Centenary Institute. With state-of-the-art equipment, and an internal support system consisting of world-renowned scientists, Centenary Institute can be the foundation for your promising career. Our Masters program is designed as a perfect gateway to your PhD, and enables you to further your skills on cutting technologies, while working side by side with researchers at the top of their field. Whatever you desire for your future in science, Centenary can empower you to achieve your goal and help you to where you want to be. For a list of projects and scholarships for interested applicants, see below.
Take your first step into a career in medical research with Centenary. Housing state-of-the-art facilities, you will hone new skills and learn the latest techniques from internationally renowned researchers whilst building the foundations for a future that could see you make breakthroughs that save lives. For a list of projects and scholarships for interested applicants, see below.
Are you an enthusiastic student who would like to get some hands-on experience working in a leading independent medical research institute?
Centenary’s Summer Research Scholarship programs are available to undergraduate students currently in their penultimate or final year of study at the University of Sydney or UTS. The program provides an opportunity for students to undertake research with leading researchers using state-of-the-art technology.
Projects in a variety of research fields are available. You may be assigned a small research project to undertake with supervision or you may assist a researcher as part of a larger project. You will also be invited to attend Institute seminars to broaden your scientific knowledge.
What’s involved in a Summer Research Scholarship with Centenary?
- A stipend of $2,400 will be paid per summer scholar
- Spend 8 weeks working on a research project over the summer break
- The program is open to University of Sydney and UTS students currently in their penultimate or final year of study
- You should have a minimum WAM of 65
- You must be able verify that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19
- WAM (minimum of 65)
- Your statement of medical research interests
- A short phone, virtual or in person interview may be required with a potential supervisor.
How to apply?
Applications have now closed for this year.
Please come back to this site next year for details on the next Summer Research Scholarship.
“I was so honoured to be taken on board to start my research career at Centenary. Working in this space allows me to develop professionally, hopefully publish in the future, and lay the foundations for the rest of my career”
“I’m really thankful that Centenary has given me this opportunity to start the next stage of my scientific career in Ghent, Belgium. I do really hope I’ll be back to research here again”.
Centenary Foundation Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to offer a talented PhD student with a $25, 000 per annum stipend for 3 years over the course of their candidature. Applications will be considered and assessed based on academic merit and research experience. Applications close 30 November 2023.
Berth Cheung Top-Up Scholarship
The purpose of this top-up scholarship is to offer existing PhD students with an annual stipend of $5, 000 (up to three years) which they can use for their research (e.g. consumables, computer) or professional development (e.g. conference travel). Applications will be considered and assessed based on the progress that the candidate has made up until the time of application. Applications close 30 November 2023.
Get in touch
For any enquiries on our student opportunities, scholarship program or study opportunities at Centenary, please email through the button below to submit your enquiry. We will review your enquiry and get back to you as soon as possible.
Applications for domestic students are due in May and October of each year.
For international students, the submissions are due in September and December of each year.
We would first recommend you make contact with a supervisor at Centenary. Getting a relevant visa can take some time so it is important to factor this into your application timeline. We suggest submitting a completed application six months before you want to commence and if you’re successful, you can then apply for your visa.