Course(s) Offered: Available courses
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors), Graduate (masters)
Provider: Macquarie University
Country to Study in: Australia
Macquarie University offers a scholarship every year, the Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship, to all foreign students (i.e. non-Australians, non-New Zealanders) who wish to pursue a course of study at the university.
The Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship at Macquarie University is a full Scholarship for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies in Australia.
The scholarship award is available across most courses to cover a range of full international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.
- Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand
- Have met the University's academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship (must hold a FULL OFFER of admission for North Ryde by the application deadline).
- Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0 for Postgraduate applications and minimum requirement of an ATAR equivalent of 96 out of 100 for Undergraduate applications.
- You are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency of Australia
- You are currently enrolled at Macquarie University for a program which is equivalent in level
- You have completed the same level or a higher level of study previously
- You are in receipt of another equivalent or major award or scholarship from Macquarie University
- You are a Study Abroad or an Exchange student coming to Macquarie University
- You are enrolled at Macquarie City Campus or SIBT
- You currently received full scholarship from Macquarie University you must wait at least one year after you complete your current degree to apply another full scholarship.
Citizens of ANY nationality (EXCEPT Australia and New Zealand)
Macquarie University, North Ryde campus, Sydney; Australia
Fields of study
Available across most undergraduate and postgraduate level courses at the university, EXCEPT Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, Master of Applied Finance, Master of Advanced Surgery, Master of Surgery, and Doctor of Physiotherapy.
Number of Awards
Several awards will be given, however, a fixed number is NOT specified by the sponsor/provider
The award will be offered for the whole course duration of the undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
Annual renewal of the Vice-Chancellor's international Scholarship is subject to satisfactory performance in the Macquarie University degree program.
This is a FULL scholarship award. Thus it covers the full international tuition fees for the desired undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.
The scholarships do NOT provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study.
Visit the official website (link to it is below) to download the complete Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships conditions.
Method of Application
You must complete an online course application form. Online course application will enable you to select your course and upload scanned copies of the required documents. You will receive a Macquarie University Student Number once your course application has been processed.
Also, you must complete an online MUIS application form. Applicants must indicate on the MUIS application form which scholarship they are applying for: the "Undergraduate" or the "Postgraduate" offer of the Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship.
In addition, applicants must nominate two referees to complete a Referee Report and applicants must also provide a 'Statement of Purpose' of approximately one page outlining their interest in the scholarship program and indicating how the academic qualification will benefit themselves and their community.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship and its application.
For the two semesters, there are two deadlines: 31 January (for Session 1), and 30 June (for Session 2). The online applications for the Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship for Session 1, 2016 must be submitted by 31 January 2016 and that for Session 2, 2016 must be submitted by 30 June 2016.
Generally, it is very advisable to submit your international undergraduate or postgraduate course applications before 1 April.
You must hold a FULL OFFER for the course by the deadline to be considered for the scholarship.
New Applicants must complete a course application form AND a scholarship application form online.
Please note that due to an increase in the popularity of the Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships the GPA requirements have increased to minimum 3.7 for Postgraduate and ATAR 96 for Undergraduate.
Macquarie University is an Australian public teaching and research university in Macquarie Park, New South Wales. Macquarie is ranked in the 201st-300th bracket and 8th-9th in Australia in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. The university comprises four faculties, and is the fourth largest University in Sydney. At present, the university offers 87 undergraduate courses and 124 different postgraduate courses to students.
Macquarie University also has the largest student exchange programme in Australia. The university is also ranked among the national top five recipients of relative research income.
Also affiliated with the university are several research centres, schools and institutes including the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australian Proteome Analysis Facility, the Institute of Human Cognition and Brain Science, the Macquarie University Research Park and the Macquarie University Hospital.
Macquarie University's linguistics department developed the Macquarie Dictionary, the copyright on which it still owns.
Application Deadline: 30 June 2016
Open for International Applicants: Yes
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Related: List of Scholarships in Australia for International Students