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2013 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) at University of Western Sydney in Australia

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Australian Government funded International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) at University of Western Sydney in Australia. The students of overseas country, except New Zealand can apply for this scholarship. IPRS awards are offered for doctoral level and masters honours (research masters). The IPRS are awarded for the full cost of tuition and overseas student health cover. Applications will close on 16th August 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are offered to undertake research training in one of the university’s areas of research.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing higher degree by research. These are offered for doctoral level and masters honours (research masters).
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: Students from any overseas country, except New Zealand, who are commencing a new research degree course and do not already hold an equivalent degree are eligible to apply. Applicants for coursework awards are not eligible to apply, even where there is a research component in the degree. Students who have already commenced their research degree may not be eligible. Current AusAID students are ineligible.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of overseas country, except New Zealand can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are a tuition fee scholarship for full-time study towards a higher degree by research. These prestigious scholarships are funded by the Australian Government. UWS supports IPRS awardees with a living allowance and overseas student health cover. Competition for scholarships is intense; only applicants with an excellent academic record and capacity to undertake research training in one of the University’s areas of research strength will be offered an award.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The tenure of both the award and the living allowance is three years for doctoral candidates and two years for Masters Honours (research masters) candidates.

What does it cover? The IPRS award provides for the full cost of tuition and overseas student health cover. The award may not provide for other fees charged by the University from time to time. UWS also provides a living allowance - A$24,653 per annum in 2013 - indexed annually and paid fortnightly.

Other Benefits: Not Known

Selection criteria: Eligible applicants will: -have an academic record at least equivalent to an Australian 1st Class Bachelor Honours degree. This is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year, with a score of at least 80 per cent.
-be supervised in one of UWS’s areas of research concentration

Notification: Scholarships are awarded in October and successful applicants should commence their course and scholarship in the Autumn session of the following year -March.

How to Apply: 

  • Step 1: Contact an academic advisor: Application must include evidence that a suitable supervisor is available to supervise the applicant’s proposed project in a UWS Research Centre or Research Groups. An academic advisor is available in each Research Centre or Group to discuss student’s admission and assist him/her to identify a suitable supervisor.
  • Step 2: Submit an application form: The Application Form will be available at a later date.

All applicants are required to submit a research proposal and certified copies of their transcripts and certificates of completion. Applicants who have already applied for admission must still submit the IPRS application form.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications will close on 16th August 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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