The University of South Wales (UNSW), Australia, is offering a number of scholarships to international research candidates of exceptional research potential to study at the University.
There are three main research scholarships on offer, which include the following:

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)-Scholarships available for PhD and Masters by Research in all disciplines
  • University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)-Scholarships available for PhD and Masters by Research in all disciplines
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Faculty Research Stipend-Scholarships available for PhD, Masters by Research and for Masters of Philosophy (in selected disciplines depending on Faculty research areas)

Worth of Award
1. The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) provides the following benefits:

  • Payment of Tuition Fees and an annual stipend of $25,392* (in addition some Faculties may provide a supplementary scholarship for the top ranked applicants) provided for 3 years for a PhD and 2 years for a Masters by Research.
  • Reimbursement of three years of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) (for the student and their dependants)
  • Waiver of Visa Charges (by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) at the time of Visa application)
  • NSW Government Travel Concession
  • Exemption from NSW Government State School Fees for children of the student
  • The University may grant PhD IPRS holders an extension of a maximum of 6 months if their research is adversely affected by circumstances beyond their control and provided the candidate is making satisfactory progress. No extensions are possible for Masters by Research.

2. The University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) provides the following benefits:

  • Payment of Tuition Fees and an annual stipend of $25,392* (in addition some Faculties may provide a supplementary scholarship for the top ranked applicants) provided for 3 years for a PhD and 2 years for a Masters by Research.
  • Exemption from NSW Government State School Fees for children of the student (current NSW Government policy as at June 2008. Please check the UNSW
  • The University may grant PhD UIPA holders an extension of a maximum of 6 months if their research is adversely affected by circumstances beyond their control and provided the candidate is making satisfactory progress. No extensions are possible for Masters by Research.

3. Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Faculty Research Stipend – provides the following benefits:

  • Cost of Tuition Fees and an annual Stipend of minimum value $25,392* funded by a Faculty Research Scholarship to work in specific areas of research defined by the Faculty (in addition some Faculties may provide a supplementary scholarship for the top ranked applicants) provided for 3 years for a PhD, 2 years for a Masters by Research.
  • Exemption from NSW Government State School Fees for children of the student (current NSW Government policy as at June 2008. Please check the UNSW International website for up-to-date information: http://www.internationalstudent.unsw.edu.au/sponsored/families.html
  • The University may grant PhD scholarship holders an extension of a maximum of 6 months if their research is adversely affected by circumstances beyond their control and provided the candidate is making satisfactory progress. No extensions are possible for Masters by Research or Master of Philosophy.
  • The duration of any of the scholarships will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the scholarship and during suspension of the scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Scholarships are only available to applicants who hold a 4 year bachelor’s degree with Honours class 1 from an Australian institution or an equivalent research qualification/experience. This qualification must be in a field relevant to your area of research.
  • All Honours results, MPhil/M(R) thesis examination outcomes &/or other grades required for determining Honours 1 equivalence must be finalised and provided by 15 January (for Semester 1 scholarships) or by 15 July (for Semester 2 scholarships). If results will not be finalized by these dates candidates should apply for the subsequent scholarship round.
  • You must have completed at least four years of full-time equivalent tertiary education.
    Candidates who do not hold a Bachelor degree with Honours 1 may be considered to have equivalent qualifications if they have demonstrated research performance, relevant professional or direct research experience. For example: A published book or chapter in an edited book

    •  Visual work(s) held in significant national or international collections or commissioned by Government or the corporate sector
    • Relevant professional experience at a responsible level or direct research experience
  • A published research article in a refereed international journal
  • A published or refereed conference paper, a published or refereed presenting author abstract or a published research report
  •  Have held membership or fellowship of prestigious learned professional organisations by advanced study, examination and professional practice
  •  Exhibition
  • Of international standard in multiple venues, or a series of performances for which reviews in significant outlets are available (with a published catalogue/program)
  •  In a public gallery or museum or in a private gallery of standing in which the artist was invited to exhibit (with a published catalogue)

How to Apply
 To apply for the above scholarships:

  • You must first apply for admission.
  • You only need to have submitted an admission application, not received an offer of admission, in order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship round.
  • Once you have applied for Admission, you will receive an admission Application Receipt Letter. At the bottom of your letter, you will be provided with your own unique URL which you can use in the event you wish to Apply for Scholarship when the scholarship rounds are open.
  • In the event you have already applied for admission however, and wish to apply for a scholarship, email the Graduate Research School at [email protected] with the subject heading “request for scholarship URL”.
  • Outline which scholarship round you wish you to apply for (eg S1, 2015 International Scholarship round) and the International Scholarship Team will provide you with your unique URL which you can use to apply for your selected scholarship round when the rounds are open.

Deadline: Next round of applications close on September 2, 2015. Results released from April 2015
 Click here to apply online

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