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Commonwealth Government University of Newcastle Scholarships 2019/2020 for Masters & PhD Students – Australia

The University of Newcastle Australia is offering university and Commonwealth government scholarships for Research Masters & PhD degree for international students.

Application Deadlines: 1st September, 2019

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

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

About the Award: As part of your degree application you will be asked if you would like to be assessed for a research scholarship. This means that you are applying for the Research Training Program (RTP) – a scholarship funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education – or one of the University of Newcastle’s Research Scholarships.

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:

  • meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5; 7.0 in some disciplines);
  • meet the admission criteria for the qualification you are applying for – MPhil or PhD;
  • have support from the School you will be enrolled with, i.e. the nominated supervisor in the form of a Pre-Identified Candidate (PIC) code.

A determination of your award will be made alongside your degree application. The assessment takes into account your academic qualifications, research credentials and prior 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 of $27,596 per annum (2019 rate – indexed annually). The scholarships for international students cover the cost of tuition fees, and in some cases include the cost of compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover. All domestic students have their fees covered by the RTP, to a maximum of 4 years for PhD candidates and 2 years for MPhil students.

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: New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for admission.

It is necessary to go through links on Scholarship Webpage (click below) before applying.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors: The University of Newcastle and Commonwealth Government

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
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