University of Western Australia International Graduate Research Scholarships

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

Course(s) Offered: Any
Course Level: Graduate (masters/PhD)
Provider: Univ of Western Australia
Country to Study in: Australia

Scholarship Description
Applications are invited from suitably qualified international students to apply for International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) to undertake the degree of Master by Research or Doctorate by Research at The University of Western Australia.

The purpose of the IPRS scheme is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas in which the University has specialised research strengths and to support Australia's research effort.

The IPRS Scholarships are only available to applicants who:

(a) must be eligible to enrol or be enrolled as a full-time student in a higher degree by research (HDR) at the University upon commencement of their scholarship;

(b) must not have commenced an HDR prior to the year for which the scholarship is sought unless the applicant was unable to apply for a scholarship in the last selection round due to the timing of their enrolment;

(c) must not already be in receipt of another UWA Postgraduate Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (SIRF or IPRS) or a UWA International Living Allowance Scholarship (UIS or UPAIS);

(d) must be entitled to a maximum tenure of at least 12 months. IPRS awards are not available to students who, as a result of prior studies, would be entitled to scholarship tenure of less than 12 months;

(e) must not have previously applied for the IPRS in more than one selection round. Applicants may only apply in a maximum of two selection rounds, after which they will be ineligible for reconsideration in any future IPRS rounds at UWA;

(f) must have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement demonstrated by the award of a degree of First Class Honours standard or equivalent;

(g) must be a citizen of an overseas country, excluding New Zealand;

(h) must meet the University’s English language requirements for scholarship holders;

(i) must not have completed a degree either at the same level as, or at a higher level than, the degree for which candidature is sought;

(j) must enrol in an area of research concentration and be recommended by the head of the school in which the proposed study is to be undertaken;

(k) must not be an overseas student who is currently on an Australian Government sponsored scholarship such as Australian Awards Development Scholarship seeking to apply for an IPRS immediately following the Australian Awards Development Scholarship funded study. Such candidates must meet the terms and conditions of these awards prior to applying for future funding. This applies to students under the Australian Sponsored Training Scholarships (ASTAS), the Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme (EMSS) and the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS).

See the full eligibility criteria in the Scholarship Conditions.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country (EXCEPT New Zealand)

Participating Institutions
University of Western Australia

Fields of study
Eligible Masters by Research or PhD degree offered by the University of Western Australia. See the UWA Faculties, Schools and Centres

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
Scholarships cover up to four (4) years

Scholarship benefits
The IPRS scholarships cover International Tuition Fees for up to four (4) years, as well as Overseas Student Health Cover. Successful applicants will also be awarded a full living allowance scholarship and UWA Top-Up Scholarship (the total combined value for 2016 is $29,000 per annum).

In addition, successful applicants can expect to become members of a research team working under the direction of senior researchers and in an area which has attracted external resources.

Method of Application
An application for a scholarship is also an application for admission to the University. All applicants need to apply through the online iATHENA scholarship system.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Applications for scholarships are assessed in a number of rounds each year. Applications open on for July 2016 entry and ends 31 March 2016. Applications open on 01 July 2016 for January 2017 entry and ends 31 August 2016.

Kindly check the official web site for the expected date that applicants will be notified of the outcome.

Application Deadline: 31 August 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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Related: Scholarships in Australia for International Students

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