The Edith Cowan University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (ECUPRS) in Australia is now open for applications from prospective graduate students to the 2014/15 academic session. The scholarship is both prestigious and highly competitive. ECUPRS Int. scholarships are offered each year for tenure at Edith Cowan University.
The scholarships provide the recipient with tuition fee and health care cover for the duration of their research degree. In addition, each successful ECUPRS Int. recipient will be offered an ECU International Stipend (ECUIS) to meet living costs for the same period.
Worth of Award
Amount: $26,000 per year (tax free) stipend/living allowance plus tuition fees and overseas health cover paid Fortnightly via Electronic funds transfer
The tenure is

  • 1-2 years for a Master by research dependent on course length
  • Up to 3 years for a Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

Applicants should have completed at least four years of tertiary education study at a high level of achievement for example:

  • Four year degree (e.g. Engineering or Law)
  • Three year degree and one of the following:
    • Honours year
    • one year of a higher degree
    • one year of a Masters preliminary or other qualifying programme
    • Postgraduate diploma

The awardees should also have:

  • Completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the ECU as having an equivalent level of attainment
  • Must have their course application for study in the PhD or Master by research programme approved by ECU before being considered for an offer of a scholarship
    Where an offer of a place in the course is conditional, an applicant is normally not eligible for scholarship consideration until that condition has been met.
  • The intention to undertake study in a course and research topic within one of the University’s areas of research activity

Please note:

  • not all degree combinations will be considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian First Class Honours degree
  • a student with a two-year Master’s degree, but no Bachelor’s degree, may be considered with other masters graduates if the University regards this as equivalent
  • Applicants undertaking the four-year Doctor of Psychology by research (T29) are eligible to apply for a postgraduate research scholarship although the duration of the scholarship would ONLY cover three (3) years
  • meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Department of Health and Ageing
  • meet all University admission requirements, including English proficiency, and be made an unconditional offer of a place in a higher degree by research (either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master by research)
  • not currently be receiving a scholarship provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) or have completed an AusAID scholarship within the last two years

How to Apply
You need to follow these steps to apply for a scholarship for a Masters by Research, Professional Doctorate or Doctor of Philosophy course (Higher Degree by Research):

  • Before you apply for a scholarship, you must apply for admission into a Higher Degree by Research course
  • We encourage all applicants to read the Scholarship Conditions: APA, ECU-PRS and ECU Research Excellence Awards (PDF) to understand the application process, selection criteria and the requirements on them as scholarship recipients
  • Complete the Scholarship Application (.DOC), including:
  • Outline of your research topic
  • Information on your research publications or research grants you have received: Documenting Your Research Experience (PDF)
  • Academic Referees to support your scholarship application, using the PG Academic Referee Report (PDF)
  • Documentation: It is important to ensure your application includes as much information as possible together with the supporting documentation as following the closing date, additional documents cannot be added to an application.
  • Referee Reports – It is highly recommended that each applicant make arrangements for the provision of two (2) academic referee reports. Academic Referee Reports may be used in the assessment process of a scholarship application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that referee reports are returned to the Research Scholarships Officer by the scholarship closing date.
  • For documents in a language other than English, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documentation presented in a foreign language is also accompanied by an authorised English translation. This means that applicants must provide copies of the qualification or documentation in the original language and an official English translation.
  • It is expected that your application will be assessed within four (4) weeks from the closing date and you will be advised of the outcome via email as soon as possible afterwards.
  • Submit your scholarship application and documentation by the closing date for the scholarship:
    By email to: [email protected]

Or post:
Research Scholarships Officer
Scholarships Office
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup, Western Australia, 6027
Your application will be assessed within four (4) weeks from the closing date and you will be advised of the outcome via email as soon as possible afterwards.
Deadline: application closing date is  May 30, 2014
Click here for more details and to apply online