University of Canberra, Australia, invites application for one International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) each year to applicants commencing a PhD at the institution. Candidates who are allocated an IPRS are not required to pay their tuition fees or Overseas Student Health Cover.
Worth of Award
The maximum value of an IPRS in a year is equal to:
i) the annual course cost, as determined by the University; plus
ii) the cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aging and which covers the student and their spouse and dependents (if any) for the period of the IPRS.
• An IPRS scholarship recipient will concurrently be awarded either an Australian Postgraduate Award or a University of Canberra Higher Degree by Research Stipend to assist with general living expenses.
• An IPRS scholarship does not cover the cost of student union or amenities fees, costs associated with overseas fieldwork, bridging English language course or travel expenses associated with the relocation of the recipient to take up the award.
To be eligible for an IPRS, an applicant must:
• have completed a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment;
• be enrolled, or be seeking to enrol, as a full-time candidate in a Doctor of Philosophy course at the University in the year for which the award is to be allocated;
• Intend to enrol in an area of research concentration. These are areas in which the University has particular strength including a concentration of research resources;
• be a citizen of any overseas country except New Zealand, and not hold Australian citizenship or Australian permanent resident status; and
• Not have consumed more than 2.5 equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) (i.e. have been enrolled in a maximum of 2.5 years full-time equivalent (FTE) study) in current enrolment in a HDR by the date that the scholarship is due to commence.
An IPRS will not be awarded to a candidate who:
• is in receipt of an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the IPRS rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule;
• is on paid study leave;
• holds a research doctorate or equivalent;
• has held an Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) scholarship within the two years prior to commencing the IPRS.
• is in receipt of any other scholarship under which course tuition fees are covered;
• has consumed more than 2.5 EFTSL in current enrolment in a HDR by the date that stipend payments are due to commence.
How to Apply
• You must provide a full CV, 1,000 word proposal and two examples of academic writing including one published work and the name and contact details of two academic referees.
• All applications
Deadline; Application closes on October 31, 2014
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