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University of Adelaide Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) 2013

Scholarship Name: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) at University of Adelaide

Brief description

Masters and PhD research scholarship for international students to study at University of Adelaide Australia 2013

Accepted Subject Areas?

Postgraduate research courses offered at the University

About Scholarship

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) scheme is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR). Its purpose is to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in higher education institutions to support Australia’s research effort.

Scholarship Type: Full Postgraduate scholarship

By what Criteria is Selection Made?

Applicants should hold at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree. This is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year. Other criteria that will be taken into consideration is undergraduate performance, bachelor and honours awards and scholarships, other postgraduate degrees, publications in refereed journals, the presentation of conference papers and relevant industry experience.

Applications for these scholarships are always highly competitive.  Generally IPRS recipients have completed a Masters degree including a significant research component and have several publications and relevant work and research experience.

Who is qualified to apply?

  • IPRS Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and to applicants applying research strength. Extra-curricular achievements will not be considered.
  • Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, and citizens of New Zealand are ineligible.
  • International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.
  • International applicants who have not provided evidence of their meeting English language proficiency requirements by the closing date are not eligible for an IPRS.
  • Candidates are required to enrol in the University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ and must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment in the University.
  • To be eligible for an IPRS scholarship a student must not have held an AusAID scholarship within the 2 years prior to commencing the IPRS, and not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Commonwealth Government makes a substantial contribution.
  • Scholarships holders must commence study at The University of Adelaide in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2013. No IPRS may be commenced after 31 August.

How Many Scholarship Positions are available? Approximately 15 scholarships may be available in 2013 for international students from any country undertaking postgraduate research in areas of University research strengths.

What are the benefits?

The postgraduate scholarship provides:

  • Course tuition fees for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only);
  • All successful IPRS applicants will also receive an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) which provides an annual living allowance of approximately $23,728 (2012 value) for the normal duration of the program; and
  • If the award holder holds a subclass 574 visa the award covers the cost of compulsory standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Worldcare policy for the student and their spouse and dependents (if any) for the period of the scholarship. If the award holder does not hold a subclass 574 visa then he/she is responsible for the cost of health insurance.

How long will sponsorship last? Two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree

Eligible Countries

International Students

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

What time of year does Application Close?

Application deadline is 31 August 2012.

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

See Major Round Application Form

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage


Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

Important Notes:

Applicants will be notified by the end of November 2012 regarding the outcome of their scholarship application.

1 Comment
  1. Erdenechimeg Baatar says

    Greeting from Mongolia,
    I am very glad to contact with your university and is it eligible with mongolian students please?
    Are there have any edge of age requirement?
    I am graduated my MBA in mongolia on 2008 and now 34 years old.
    I am waiting your answer.

    regards mrs chimgee Baatar

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