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Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) for International Students 2017

Brief description: The Government of Australia through the Department of Education and Training, is offering international graduate students grants to undertake research in Australia.

Application Deadline: Applications for an IPRS need to be made directly to participating universities, hence deadlines are decided by these universities.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Australia

Eligible Field of Research: Various (Click link below for further information)

About the Award: The Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training. Each university has its own application and selection process, please contact your chosen university directly to discuss how to apply for the APA scheme.

The objectives of the APA scheme are to:

  • Support postgraduate research training in the higher education sector; and
  • Provide financial support to postgraduate students of exceptional research promise who undertake their higher degree by research (HDR) at an eligible Australian higher education provider (HEP).

APA scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a HDR in Australia. APAs are provided to assist with students’ general living costs. From 2011 commencing International Postgraduate Research Scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for an APA.

Type: Masters Research and PhD Research

Eligibility: APA scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional potential undertaking a Higher Degree Research in Australia.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Award: APAs are provided to assist with students’ general living costs. Award holders receive an annual stipend and may also be eligible for other allowances.

Duration of Award: Awards are available for a period of two years for a research masters degree or three years, with a possible extension of six months, for a research doctorate degree

How to Apply: Applications for an APA need to be made directly to participating universities. Information on commencing a postgraduate research degree and university courses can be found on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website.

Visit Award Webpage for details

Award Provider: Australian Government