Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarships in Australia, 2016

The Faculty of Science at University of Sydney awards a limited number of postgraduate research scholarships for international students to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD). The scholarship consists of the full cost of academic tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award indexed annually. Scholarship is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months. The application deadlines are 30 April 2015 for Round 1 and 30 November 2015 Round 2.

Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarships in Australia, 2016


Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded within in faculty of science at University of Sydney.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD).

Scholarship Provider: The University of Sydney, Australia

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Accreditation: University of Sydney is an accredited university. University of Sydney is accredited by the Group of Eight, APRU, ASAIHL and WUN.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

-Be currently enrolled in the final year of a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science or relevant discipline, or an equivalent degree (such as a combined Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree), at an international university (a non-Australian university). The final year of the degree must include a research component which accounts for a minimum of 25% of the year;
-Have achieved a GPA greater than 85 or an average A grade, or have a relevant subject specific GPA of 90, or equivalent;
-May not be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency in Australia;
-Be commencing full time postgraduate research study at the University for the first time;
-Not be in receipt of any other tuition fee scholarship;
-Successfully complete their 4th year of their current Bachelors Degree in Science meeting the academic requirements of the scholarship and complete in time to commence studies at the University of Sydney in the relevant year and research period.

Scholarship Open for International Students: University of Sydney International students (except Australia or New Zealand) can apply for these postgraduate research scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Faculty of Science offers a limited number of full-time postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding international students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD) in the Faculty of Science. Applications are sought from top-performing students currently enrolled in the final year of at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science or a relevant discipline or an equivalent degree (such as a combined Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree), at an international university. The final year of the degree must include an independent research component which accounts for a minimum of 25% of the final year marks awarded. The award of the scholarship is competitive on the basis of academic merit.

Number of award(s): There are a limited number of Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, and applicants should be aware that they are awarded on an academic merit-based, competitive basis.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months.

What does it cover? The scholarship consists of the full cost of academic tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award indexed annually (APA stipend rates for 2015 are $25,849 for full-time students).

Selection Criteria: Selection for a Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship is a merit-based and highly competitive process. Candidates will be selected in accordance with the following criteria:

-Demonstrated academic excellence through current studies; and
-Demonstrated high quality, innovative research capacity.

Notification: The final selection of Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship candidates will be completed in November. Offer letters will be issued to successful applications shortly thereafter.

How to Apply: To be considered for the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship for commencement from January to March 2016 (Research Periods 1 and 2) and July – October 2016 (Research Periods 3 and 4) applicants must:

-Apply to the Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Science via the online course application, and
-Apply to the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship via the online scholarship application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadlines are 30 April 2015 for Round 1 and 30 November 2015 Round 2.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application