The University of Newcastle, Australia is awarding a number of postgraduate research scholarships to support international research candidates for PhD and research Masters. The scholarship will cover tuition fees and a Faculty-funded living allowance ($25,849 p.a. at 2015 rate – indexed annually).
The 2015/2016 university of Newcastle postgraduate scholarship is now open for application. Scholarship will be given to international students on the bases of academic merit and through a highly competitive process. It will cover tuition fees, living allowance and payment of Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC).
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria before applying for this scholarship:
- Applicants for all schemes must have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent.
- Applicants must provide evidence of English proficiency before the closing date. The TOEFL computer based test requires a score of at least 232 (with an Essay Rating of at least 4.5) or a paper based test score of at least 575 (with an Essay Rating of at least 4.5); or an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no individual subtest score less than 6.0.
Fields of study
The scholarship will be awarded to successful applicants to pursue any PhD and research masters degree program at Newcastle University, Australia.
What the scholarship covers
The scholarship will cover tuition fees and a Faculty-funded living allowance ($25,849 p.a. at 2015 rate – indexed annually).
Selection will be based on academic merit and through a highly competitive process.
How to apply
Applicants must first have an offer of admission before applying for this scholarship. The following documents should be included in the admission application:
- Copies of all academic transcripts
- A research proposal
- Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications
- If required, certified evidence of meeting the English proficiency requirement
Also 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
- Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal.
- Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply
There is one main scholarship round each year where scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Other scholarships may become available throughout the year.
Scholarship applications will be accepted between 1st January and 31st August each year. Applications from International applicants are accepted until 31st August at 4pm; WHILE domestic applications close 31st October at 4pm.