Deadlines :- International applications close 31 August at 4pm
Domestic applications close 31 October at 4pm
University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Full-time research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during one main round offer. They provide a living allowance so you can commit to full-time study.
Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.
What does the scholarship offer?
A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:
*.An annual living allowance $25,849 p.a.(2015 rate – indexed annually)
The scholarship may also include:
*.a relocation allowance (up to $2,020)
*.a thesis allowance (up to $500)
*.a full tuition fee scholarship(international students)
*.overseas student health cover (OSHC)(international students)
Am I eligible for a scholarship?
Eligibility criteria is set by the Commonwealth Government and candidates must:
*.have a current offer of admission into a research higher degree.
*.have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent and a high grade point average (GPA)
*.be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the end of the year.
Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:
*.satisfied the English proficiency requirement(IELTS of at least 6.5)
*.A master degree with strong research component
*.International peer reviewed research publication or research experience
*.be enrolled full-time (part-time enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances. Part-time scholarships are taxable)
*.be enrolled on-campus (off-campus enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances)
*.scholars may only work a maximum of 8 hours per week (between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
*.scholarship offers must be taken-up in the year of the offer and cannot be deferred to the following year. A leave of absence may be taken after 1 year full-time enrolment.
How do I apply?
Currently enrolled candidates can apply for a scholarship by contacting research scholarships at newcastle.edu.au
New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for admission.
Your application for admission must include:
*.Copies of all academic transcripts
*.A research proposal
*.Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications
*.If required, certified evidence of meeting the English proficiency requirement
Please ensure you attach the following documents to support your scholarship application:
*.Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers
*.Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study
*.Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal
*. Scholarship Information Sheet
*. Scholarship Guidelines
*. Scholarship Procedures
What happens once I submit my application?
*.Applications are assessed and ranked according to merit
*.Attendance at an interview is not normally required
*.Scholarship outcomes are known from mid December each year
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