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Commonwealth Government MSc & PhD Scholarships at University of Newcastle 2018/2019 – Australia

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.

The University of Newcastle Australia is offering university and Commonwealth government scholarships for Research Masters & PhD degree for international students.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): University of Newcastle, Australia

Type: Masters, PhD

Selection Criteria: Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.

Eligibility Criteria: 

To be eligible for scholarship candidate must:

  • written statement of support from a UON supervisor
  • an satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
  • met admission eligibility criteria
  • 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.

Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

  • A master degree with strong research component
  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of Scholarship: A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:

  • An annual living allowance $26, 682 per annum (2017 rate – indexed annually)

The scholarship may also include:

  • 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.

Method of Application:

  • 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.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 16th February 2018

Sponsors: The University of Newcastle and Commonwealth Government

Important Notes: 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