The 2016 Australian Government International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is now open for application. This scholarship is open to international students who wish to enroll for a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers. The IPRS will cover expenses such as tuition fees and health cover.
Each year, the Australian government awards a total of 330 International postgraduate research scholarships to students who wish to undertake a postgraduate research program in Australia. The objective of the IPRS scheme is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in Australian higher education providers (HEP) and to support Australia’s research effort.
Applicants who wish to apply for the IPRS must meet the following requirements;
- Must be an international student from any country excerpt, New Zealand.
- Must meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing.
- Must be commencing full-time enrollment for the first time in a HDR at an eligible scholarship provider in Australia.
- Must be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the provider as one of its areas of research.
- Must not hold a research qualification regarded by the provider to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the provider to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.
- Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
- Not have held an Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) scholarship within the two years prior to commencing the IPRS.
Fields of study
The IPRS are available for a period of two years for a research masters degree or three years for a research doctorate degree.
What the scholarship covers
The scholarship will cover expenses such as full tuition fees and health cover.
How to apply
Application must be made directly to participating Australian Universities. Please note that the IPRS is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education. Each university has its own application and selection process, please contact your chosen university directly to discuss how to apply for the IPRS scheme. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The deadline varies among universities but is generally around May-October each year. Please contact specific institutions for their specific deadlines.