The Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia  invites applications for a limited number of postgraduate research scholarships available to academically outstanding students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in the Faculty of Science.

The scholarship package is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months. The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

Applicants must meet the requirements for entry to the nominated course including satisfying the requirements.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for Ph.D. degree programme at the university of Western Australia.

Study Subject: Scholarships are tenable in Science at the University of Western Australia.

Worth of Award

All Dean’s Excellence in Science Ph.D. Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes:

  • A stipend living allowance of $40,000 per annum
  • Research travel/conference allowance of $5000 per annum
  • A research operating and submission costs allowance of $5000 per annum
  • Overseas student single health cover (for international students)
  • Tuition fees

The scholarship package is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Dean’s Excellence in Science Ph.D. Scholarship applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

Domestic Students

  • Meet the requirements for entry to the nominated course including satisfying the requirements
  • Be eligible to enrol or be enrolled as a full-time international student or, in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the University, as a part-time domestic student in an HDR at the University by the date of commencement of the scholarship;
  • Be intending to enrol or be enrolled as an internal student based on a campus of the University for most or all of their period of candidature and scholarship tenure unless approval is granted for external enrolment

International Students

  • Meet the requirements for entry to the nominated course including satisfying the requirements
  • Have a bachelor’s degree with first class honours (H1) or equivalent
  • Be eligible to enrol or be enrolled as a full-time student in a higher degree by research (HDR) in an area of research concentration at the University upon commencement of their scholarship
  • Not have commenced an HDR prior to the year for which the scholarship is sought unless the applicant was unable to apply for a scholarship in the last selection round due to the timing of their enrolment;
  • Be a citizen of an overseas country, excluding New Zealand
  • Meet the University’s English language requirements for HDR scholarship holders
  • Not have completed a degree either at the same level as, or at a higher level than, the degree for which candidature is sought
  • Not be an overseas student who is currently on an Australian Government sponsored scholarship such as Australian Awards Development Scholarship seeking to apply for an IPRS immediately following the Australian Awards Development Scholarship funded study. Such candidates must meet the terms and conditions of these awards prior to applying for future funding. This applies to students under the Australian Sponsored Training Scholarships (ASTAS), the Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme (EMSS) and the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS).

Nationality: Australian and international applicants are eligible to apply.

 

 

How to Apply

Applicants for a Dean’s Excellence in Science Scholarship are required to make contact with potential supervisors before submitting their application.

  • Domestic applicants: Domestic applicants must complete and submit the online application for the Australian and University Postgraduate Awards as advertised on the UWA website by the advertised closing date (31 October 2016).
  • International applicants: International applicants can use the online enquiry form that helps us match your research interests with potential supervisors.
  • International applicants must complete and submit the online application for the IPRS scholarships as advertised on the UWA website by the advertised closing date (being 31 August 2016).

Deadline: Deadlines are listed below-

  • Domestic applications open 1 August and close 31 October 2016.
  • International applications open 1 July and close 31 August 2016.

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