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Commonwealth/Australian Government Scholarships 2018/19 | University of Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle, Australia is offering University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships for Research Masters & PhD degree for international students.

About: 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.

Eligible Countries: International

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

Offered annually? Yes

Sponsors: The University of Newcastle and Commonwealth Government

Application Deadline: 16th February, 2019.

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: 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)
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Duration of Scholarship: PhD scholarships are for 3-years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.

How to Apply

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for details

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.
Application Deadline: 16th February, 2019.

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