Friday, 11 March 2016

University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships, Australia



Available scholarships

At UON we offer University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships as well as a range of otherscholarships to PhD and Research Masters candidates.

University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships

Round 1 applications close 31 March 2016

To allow for greater scholarship opportunities to prospective and current research students, UON will undertake an additional scholarship round in 2016. There are two scholarship rounds open to domestic and international applicants, where scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year. An overview of all scholarships available within both rounds for research degree candidates is available here.
Round 1
Closing Date: 31 March 2016
Latest Outcome Date: 15 June 2016
Latest Commencement Date: 15 December 2016
Round 2
Closing Date: 15 September 2016
Latest Outcome Date: 30 November 2016
Latest Commencement Date: 30 June 2017
Otherscholarships may become available throughout the year.
Prospective and current research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during two rounds. 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.

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

Eligibility criteria based on Commonwealth Government Scholarship Guidelines and candidates must:
  • satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5)
  • 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 latest outcome date for the round in which they are applying.
Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:
  • A master degree with strong research component
  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience
Scholarship conditions

How do I apply?

Currently enrolled candidates can apply for a scholarship by contacting researchscholarships@newcastle.edu.au

New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applyingfor 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
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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
What happens once I submit my application?
  • Applications are assessed and ranked according to merit
  • Attendance at an interview is not normally required

Closing Dates

Applications close 31 March for Round 1 2016

Applications close 15 September for Round 2 2016


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