Commonwealth Government Scholarships at University of Newcastle in Australia, 2018

Quick Details:

  • Application Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake research higher degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.
  • Scholarship Award: A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:
    • An annual living allowance $27,082 per annum (2018 rate – indexed annually)

    The scholarship may also include:

    • A relocation allowance (up to $1,500)
    • A full tuition fee scholarship
    • A laptop for your research studies
    • Overseas student health cover (OSHC) (Single cover for international candidates)

    PhD scholarships are for three and a half years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.

  • Number of Scholarships: The number of scholarships available will be subject to Research and Innovation Division budget.
  • Nationality: International Students
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Australia

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: International Students are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for scholarship you must:
    • Enter a Pre-Identified Candidate Code (provided by your potential UON supervisor) in the online application
    • 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 (or one year for Masters) at the scholarship closing date in which you are applying.

    Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

    • A master degree with strong research component
    • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5).

How to Apply

 The mode of applying is online. Application for admission must include:

  • 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
  • Applicant  should attach the following documents to support their scholarship application: Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers, Curriculum Vitae, details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study and any additional documents that may add to their scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal.


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