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University of Newcastle & Commonwealth Government Scholarships [Updated]



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.

University of Newcastle & Commonwealth Government Scholarships [Updated]

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.

Application Deadline

15 September 2016 (round 2) 31st January 2017 (round 1 2017)

Eligible Courses

Courses offered at the university

 

Eligibility Criteria

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

Scholarship Conditions

  • 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.

Eligible Countries

International students

Please Note

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.

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