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Study in Australia: 2018 Fully-Funded Commonwealth Government Scholarships at University of Newcastle

Applications are currently ongoing for the Fully-Funded Commonwealth Government Scholarships at University of Newcastle, Australia – 2018. Interested students should see the details below.


Scholarship Details

The University of Newcastle, Australia is offering the Tuition free Commonwealth Government scholarship program to individuals who are willing to pursue a degree program at the Institution.

Application Deadline: 16th February 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

Host Country: University of Newcastle, Australia

Course Level: Masters, PhD

Number Of Scholarships: Several

Value Of Scholarship: This scholarship program provides the following;

  • An annual living allowance $26, 682 per annum (2017 rate – indexed annually)
  • a relocation allowance (up to $1,500)
  • a full tuition fee scholarship
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students and their dependents)

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.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • have completed their bachelors degree program
  • have applied or applying to University Of Newcastle
  • have good academic grades
  • have satisfied the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
  • be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the scholarship closing date in which you are applying.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

  • Currently enrolled candidates can apply for a scholarship by contacting
  • New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for admission

Please ensure you attach the following documents to support your scholarship application:

  • Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study
  • Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal

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