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University of Sydney International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) Australia 2017/2018

Admission Deadlines: To be considered for the award, completed admission applications must be submitted via Sydney Student by:

  • 31 July of the previous year (for March commencement)
  • 15 December of the current year (for July commencement)

Scholarship Deadlines: The Special IPRS application form MUST be received at the Scholarships and Financial Support Service:

  • For Round 1 – by 29 August of the previous year.
  • For Round 2 – by 28 February of the current year.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International Students

To be taken at (country): University of Sydney Australia

Brief description: Each year, the University of Sydney, Australia offers the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) scheme funded by the Australian Government to international students

Eligible Field of Study: Postgraduate research courses offered at the university

About the Award

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) scheme is funded by the Australian Government and provides tuition fees to top quality international postgraduate students who wish to enrol in a research degree at Australian universities. Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential. In addition to the IPRS, the University of Sydney awards an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to IPRS holders.

Offered Since: Not specified

Type: Research Masters & PhD Scholarship

Eligibility: To be eligible for the IPRS/USydIS, you must;

  • Be an international student commencing full time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University.
  • Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.
  • Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.
  • Not have held an Australia Award scholarship within two years prior to commencing the IPRS.
  • Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
  • Not previously have received an IPRS, unless the previous IPRS was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.

International students who have commenced a postgraduate research degree at The University of Sydney will only be considered for IPRS if:

  1. The applicant was not considered in the previous round/year; and
  2. At the time of the Special IPRS application form submission deadline (refer to the dates below), the applicant’s current postgraduate research degree enrolment duration is less than two research periods.

Selection Criteria: To be considered for IPRS, a student must:

  • Read the selection process and RPI guide
  • Download and complete the RPI/REP Evidence Template according to the guidelines in the RPI Guide
  • Complete an application for admission for a PhD. In the application form for admission, when prompted, ensure you tick the relevant section on the admission form “Do you wish to be considered for an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) or University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS)?”
  • Upload the RPI form as evidence of application for IPRS.
  • Upload all other required supporting and Faculty specific documentation for application for admission.

Number of Awardees: The University of Sydney awards approximately 30 IPRS awards each year.

Value of Scholarship: The Australian Government provides tuition fees while University of Sydney provides a stipend/living allowance to all IPRS recipients.

Duration of Scholarship: for the period of study

How to Apply

  • To be considered for both admission to PhD and IPRS, you must upload and submit all required supporting and Faculty specific documentation including the RPI form before your application is considered to be complete.
  • To be considered for the award, completed admission applications must be submitted via Sydney Student by:
    31 July of the previous year (for March commencement)
    15 December of the current year (for July commencement)
  • Students who do not hold an unconditional offer at the time of the Academic Board’s Postgraduate Awards Sub-Committee meeting will not be offered a scholarship and may consider deferring their course to the next available intake in order to be considered for IPRS.

Students who fulfil the above criteria will be required to complete the Special IPRS application form as well as the RPI/REP Evidence Template.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Australian Government and University of Sydney

Important Notes: IPRS/USydIS 2017 Round 1 offers will be made from 31 October to mid-December 2016. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by 16 December 2016.

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