Course(s) Offered: Any research area
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD, MPhil)
Country to Study in: Australia
The Graduate Research School at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) offers a wide range of Postgraduate Research Scholarships for International students to assist postgraduate researchers of exceptional potential to undertake a higher degree by research.
The scholarships available to International students under this program include the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), the University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA), the Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend, AND the UNSW/Home Country Joint Scholarships.
Scholarships are available to support current and new international postgraduate research candidates at UNSW. In this context, international candidates refer to Citizens or Permanent Residents of all other countries, except Australia.
Scholarships are only available to applicants who hold a 4 year bachelor’s degree with Honours class 1 from an Australian institution, or an equivalent research qualification/experience. This qualification must be in a field relevant to your area of research. Candidates who do not hold a Bachelor degree with Honours 1 may be considered to have equivalent qualifications if they have demonstrated research performance, relevant professional or direct research experience.
Be an international student and meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health.
You cannot defer a scholarship. If you wish to commence a research degree in the following Semester you must re-apply through the next scholarship round. Important note: Visa applications and processing times can vary. Students should allow adequate time for processing of student visa applications.
Be enrolled/enrolling in a full-time higher research degree at UNSW for the appropriate semester. Eligible degrees are Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Masters by Research or Master of Philosophy (MPhil).
Be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as one of its areas of research concentration.
Awards are made on the basis of academic merit, research experience and/or research potential.
Citizens of ALL countries
Graduate Research School, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
Fields of study
All research areas identified as UNSW area of research concentration.
(Note that IIPRS and UIPA Scholarships are available for PhD and Masters by Research in all disciplines. While TFS plus a Research Stipend Scholarship is available for PhD, Masters by Research and for Masters of Philosophy (in selected disciplines depending on Faculty research areas)
Number of awards
Not specified by provider
The duration of the scholarships are as follows:
- IPRS / UIPA: Provided for 3 years with the possibility of a six month extension provided satisfactory progress is maintained in your candidature for a PhD and 2 years for a Masters by Research.
- Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Faculty Research Stipend: Provided for 3 years with the possibility of a six month extension provided satisfactory progress is maintained in your candidature for a PhD, 2 years for a Masters by Research.
The value of the scholarships are as follows:
- IPRS / UIPA: Covers payment of Tuition Fees and an annual stipend (in addition some Faculties may provide a supplementary scholarship for the top ranked applicants)
- TFS plus a Faculty Research Stipend: Cost of Tuition Fees and an annual Stipend funded by a Faculty Research Scholarship to work in specific areas of research defined by the Faculty (in addition some Faculties may provide a supplementary scholarship for the top ranked applicants)
As from April 2015, students can apply for the UNSW scholarships during their admission application. All applicants must apply online. Applications, once submitted, cannot be changed. Please only submit one application. In addition to the online application process, a number of Schools and Faculties have specific admission requirements. Please read the information on the 'How to Apply' page carefully prior to finding a supervisor or submitting your online application.
It is important to read the How to Apply page, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Applications are offered for two semester rounds - Semester 1 and Semester 2. Applications for Semester 1, 2017 round for International students closes 18 August 2016. The Semester 2 2017 round for International students are also open, but dates are yet to be confirmed.
Late applications may be accepted for admission only. Please allow enough time for your application to be assessed (around 6-8 weeks), and - for international students - visa processing and travel times.
Results for Semester 1 2017 applications will be released from 24 October 2016, while results for Semester 2 2017 applications will be released from ?? April 2017. Please note that this is the starting date of the outcome release - not all outcomes can be released on that same day. UNSW will notify ALL applicants - whether successful or unsuccessful.
The University of New South Wales is an Australian public research university located in the suburb of Kensington in Sydney. The university was established in 1949 by the New South Wales government.
Application Deadline: 18 August 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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