Funded 2018/2019 University of Newcastle Commonwealth Government Scholarships for Masters & PhD – Australia

Application Deadline:  Submit applications on or before 16th February 2018

Eligible Countries: International students should apply

Scholarship country: Scholarships will take place at University of Newcastle, Australia

Award Info: Note that only 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.

Scholarship Type:  Available for Masters, PhD scholarships

Selection Criteria: Scholarships will be awardedon 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)

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.

How to Apply

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

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