Study in Australia: 2017/2018 University of Newcastle & Commonwealth Government Scholarships For Masters & PhD
Applications are currently ongoing for the 2017/2018 University of Newcastle & Commonwealth Government Scholarships For Masters & PhD for international students.
The University of Newcastle Australia is offering university and commonwealth government scholarships for Research Masters & PhD degree for international students.
Full-time research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during one main round offer. They provide a living allowance so you can commit to full-time study. Historically over 90% of international students hold a scholarship from UON or a sponsor.
15 September 2016 (round 2) 31st January 2017 (round 1 2017)
Courses offered at the university
Eligibility criteria is set by the Commonwealth Government and candidates must:
- 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 end of the year.
Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:
- satisfied the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5)
- A master degree with strong research component
- International peer reviewed research publication or research experience
- Be enrolled full-time (part-time enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances. Part-time scholarships are taxable)
- be enrolled on-campus (off-campus enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances)
- scholars may only work a maximum of 8 hours per week (between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
- Scholarship offers must be taken-up in the year of the offer and cannot be deferred to the following year. A leave of absence may be taken after 1 year full-time enrolment.
Scholarship Value and Benefits
A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:
- An annual living allowance $26, 288 per annum (2016 rate – indexed annually)
The scholarship may also include:
- a relocation allowance (up to $2,020)
- a thesis allowance (up to $500)
- a full tuition fee scholarship (international students)
- overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students)
Duration of Scholarship
PhD scholarships are for three years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.
Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.
How to 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 applying for admission.