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International Research Scholarships

Stipends

International Higher Degree by Research Stipend Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 October 2017 

The scholarship is funded under the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scheme and is available for future and current international students in all research disciplines.

Eligibility details

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be an international student
  • be seeking to enrol, or enrolled, as a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidate
  • have a minimum first-class honours (H1) or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment
  • not have previously held an Australian Government-funded research scholarship for more than 6 months

Benefits

The scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs, indexed annually ($26,682 for 2017, tax-free), for up to three years. In addition, scholarship recipients are eligible for overseas health cover (single cover), and an allowance for relocation and thesis production.

The International HDR Stipend Scholarship may be accompanied by a tuition fee sponsorship for up to three years, at the discretion of the University Scholarships Committee.

How to apply

For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

Background

Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships are funded by the federal government to provide support to postgraduate research students of exceptional research promise.

From 1 January 2017 the International Higher Degree by Research Stipend Scholarship replaces the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IRPS).

W J Weeden Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Closing date: 31 October 2017

This Scholarship is generously funded by the family of the late W J Weeden. The PhD scholarship provides exemption from tuition fees for international students. It offers a stipend (living allowance) equivalent to the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship ($26,682 per annum 2017 rate, tax free and indexed annually) and is available for the duration of the course (up to 3 years).

This scholarship is open to domestic and international students.

You must provide a full CV, 1,000 word proposal and two examples of academic writing including one published work and the name and contact details of two academic referees.

Conditions of award (pdf and rtf)

Virus Resistance in Sheep - PhD scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available for a candidate to work on a project with UC and CSIRO supervision, on the investigation of the expression and function of Mx and other genes from the innate immune response in sheep. This project would suit a student with interest and knowledge in virology, immunology and veterinary medicine.

The stipend amount will be $26,300 per year for three years, with the possibility of a top-up and establishment support.

For further information see here, and for application advice contact Dr Micheal Frese: Michael.Frese@canberra.edu.au

Sponsored pathways to PhD

UC-MORA PhD pathway agreement

The University of Canberra and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA), Indonesia agreement provides a jointly sponsored pathway agreement for approved applicants, and includes the following benefits:

For applicants required to undertake English language training prior to PhD commencement

  • UC sponsored ELICOS tuition fees (10 weeks)
  • UC sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate (10 weeks)

For PhD study

  • MORA sponsored PhD tuition fees
  • MORA sponsored living stipend

Additional benefits

  • MORA sponsored overseas health cover and student amenities fees

Eligibility for this sponsored agreement is assessed and approved by MORA. Assessment for admission to the course is undertaken by the University of Canberra.

UC-VIED PhD pathway agreement

The University of Canberra and Vietnam International Education Development agreement provides a jointly sponsored pathway agreement for approved applicants, and includes the following benefits:

For applicants required to undertake English language training prior to PhD commencement

  • UC sponsored ELICOS tuition fees (10 weeks)
  • UC sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate (10 weeks)

For PhD study

  • Co-sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate
  • UC sponsored tuition fees

Additional benefits

  • UC sponsored visa costs (reimbursement), overseas health cover student amenities fees

Eligibility for this sponsored agreement is assessed and approved by VIED. Assessment for admission to the course is undertaken by the University of Canberra.