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2015 University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS)

About the University of Newcastle (UON):


The University aspires to be a global leader in each of its spheres of achievement. Through engagement with their partners, the University of Newcastle will deliver world-class innovation to support the development of strong regional communities.

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We are open, ethical, rigorous and committed to the highest standards in academic enquiry.  We are champions of academic freedom and professional responsibility.


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About the 2015 University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS):

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2015 University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS). The University of Newcastle offers a number of postgraduate research scholarships to support international research candidates.  One of these is the University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNIPRS) which is towards Master’s degree by Research or PhD degree.

Criteria for Eligibility:

How to increase your chances of receiving a research scholarship:

• Apply by the closing date of 31 August each year

• Meet the University’s English proficiency requirement by the closing date (Please refer to English Proficiency Info over page)

• A Grade Point Average (GPA)of at least 5.25 out of 7 in the last two calendar years of undergraduate degree

• Honours class one or equivalent

• Research work experience

• Research studies – points are given for a coursework masters with 20% thesis component or for a research masters

• Research publications – points are given for refereed research journal articles, book chapters, research related conference publications, research related exhibitions and patents.

Fields of Study:

Eligible Masters by Research or PhD programme offered at University of Newcastle.

Number of Scholarships:

Limited Number of Scholarships.

Eligible Countries/Target Groups:

International students from any country except New Zealand

Value of Scholarship/Inclusions:

The scholarship covers tuition fees and comes with a University living allowance scholarship (including Overseas Student Health Cover) funded either in full by the supervisor’s research grant, School or Faculty (UNRSE); or part-funded centrally and part-funded by the supervisor’s research grant, School or Faculty. The scholarships are limited in number and are dependent on the annual research scholarship budget allocated.

Application Procedure/Instructions:

New international applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for admission. It is important to read the Scholarship Information Sheet and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline for Application

Deadline for scholarship applications is  31 August each year.

Official Scholarship Website:

For more information, visit  http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/search?sc_view=1&id=454&page=1&q=IPRS&s=1&old_key=0


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