The University of Newcastle Australia is offering University and Commonwealth government scholarships for Research Masters & PhD degree for international students to study in Australia. The University of Newcastle (UoN), informally known as Newcastle University, is an Australian public university established in 1965. It has a primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. The university also operates campuses in Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Singapore, Newcastle CBD and Sydney CBD.
Full-time research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during one main round offer. They provide a living allowance so you can commit to full-time study. Historically over 90% of international students hold a scholarship from UON or a sponsor.
Type: Master’s, PhD
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country): University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Criteria: Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.
Eligibility: To be eligible for scholarship candidates must:
- have written a statement of support from a UON supervisor
- satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
- meet admission eligibility criteria
- be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD programme(or one year for Masters) at the scholarship closing date in which you are applying.
Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:
- A Master’s degree with strong research component
- International peer reviewed research publication or research experience
Number of Scholarships: Several
Value of Scholarship: A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:
- An annual living allowance $26, 682 per annum (2017 rate – indexed annually)
The scholarship may also include:
- a relocation allowance (up to $1,500)
- a full tuition fee scholarship
- overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students and their dependents)
Duration of Scholarship: PhD scholarships are for three years and Master’s scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.
How to Apply
- Currently enrolled candidates can apply for a scholarship by contacting researchscholarships[@]newcastle.edu.au
- New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time they are applying for admission.
Sponsors: The University of Newcastle and Commonwealth Government
Important Notes: Ensure you attach the following documents to support your scholarship application:
- Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers
- Curriculum Vitae
- Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study
- Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal
Application Deadline: 16th February 2018