Australia is a country with an impressive education pedigree. It is one of the leading education power houses, with some of the world’s best facilities and educators. International students who wish to study in Australia, may wish to settle for Adelaide, though, it’s not the capital city. Adelaide, is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.
The Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. The University’s main campus is in the Adelaide inner southern suburb of Bedford Park.
Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS) are awarded to international students in order to enable suitably qualified applicants to pursue a full-time research higher degree (masters or doctoral) at Flinders University.
The FIPRS scholarships covers international tuition fees and a stipend, and are awarded for up to two years for a Research Masters degree and up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree.
The FIPRS is awarded to candidates who demonstrate outstanding aptitude for independent research. Successful applicants are required to undertake full time study and must be commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
To be eligible:
- Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.
- Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons degree(this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year)
- Applicants must have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.
- Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
- Applicants must not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.
Please see the attached conditions of award on the official website for full eligibility criteria.
The scholarship round is highly competitive, and the FIPRS is awarded to candidates who demonstrate outstanding aptitude for independent research. The FIPRS are considered on the basis of academic merit, academic research training and research indicators and performance.
Citizens of any country (EXCEPT Australia or New Zealand)
Flinders University, Australia
Fields of study
Any postgraduate masters or PhD research course programme at Flinders – education/humanities/law, health sciences, science and engineering, social and behavioural sciences
Number of awards
A limited number of (up to 10) FIPRS scholarships are available each year
The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree
The scholarships enable suitably qualified applicants to commence a full-time research higher degree.
The FIPRS pays the international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a research higher degree. In addition, Flinders University provides the recipient with a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $26,682 (2017 rate). It is tax exempt and indexed annually.
An FIPRS student who moves to Adelaide from overseas is eligible for an establishment allowance (after arrival at Flinders) of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, provided receipts can be produced by the student.
Method of Application
To apply, applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research. All applicants are required to read the application guidelines provided on the official website (link to it is below) before submitting an application.
All documents that are submitted electronically should be in English, saved preferably as a PDF and scanned and saved in the correct orientation. Please name all document with your family name and document name, for example: name_Transcript, name_publication 1. If you send an electronic application by email and you are successful, you will be required to provide all of your original or certified documents to the International Office before your scholarship will commenced.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship programme.
Application Deadline: 11 August 2017 (by 5pm (Australia, Adelaide local time)
Open to International Applicants: