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2013 Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Australia

The Victoria University is offering international postgraduate research scholarships. Scholarships are open to international students applying for a Higher Degree by Research course (PhD, Masters by Research or Professional Doctorate). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and only applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful. Recipients of the VUIPRS receive a living allowance of $ 22,860 per annum (2013 rate) for the duration of the scholarship. 

About Scholarship: The purpose of these scholarships is to support high quality research by assisting students with excellent academic qualifications who wish to participate in postgraduate research programs in Australia. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and it should be noted that the competition is intense and only those applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful. The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) covers the full tuition costs, overseas student health cover and a VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship which provides a living allowance of $22,860 per annum. 

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Course Level: Postgraduate Research course (PhD, Masters by Research or Professional Doctorate)

Scholarship By: Victoria University in Australia

Location: Australia

Duration: The VUIPRS is normally provided for 36 months for Doctoral studies and 24 months for Masters Studies. Students are expected to complete their study in the minimum time for their course. VU scholarships only have provision in the living stipend component for ONE extension for a maximum of six months for a Doctoral student only. A maximum of TWO extensions to the course length of Doctoral studies (granted in blocks of six months full-time – 12 months in total) may be granted where the University is satisfied that the extension is based on grounds that are beyond the control of the candidate and related to the research rather than of a personal nature. 

Value: Recipients of the VUIPRS receive a living allowance of $ 22,860 per annum (2013 rate) for the duration of the scholarship. In addition, each recipient receives an Executive Dean’s International Scholarship to cover tuition fees for the duration of the scholarship. 

Eligibility: To be eligible for a VUIPRS, applicants must:

-Be a citizen of any country other than Australia or New Zealand

-Have completed a four year undergraduate degree, or equivalent. For example:

-a four year undergraduate degree (e.g. Engineering or Law);

-a three year degree and an Honours year;

-a three year degree and a postgraduate diploma at an advanced level; or

-a three year degree and one year of a higher degree

Victoria University’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarships are open to international students applying for a Higher Degree by Research course (PhD, Masters by Research or Professional Doctorate).  These scholarships are typically targeted to building research activity and capacity in Victoria University’s areas of research focus. 

Scholarship Open for: International students (except Australia and New Zealand) can apply 

Selection Criteria: Applications are assessed against the eligibility criteria for the VUIPRS. Those deemed eligible are forwarded to Faculty committees for further assessment and ranking. Faculties are required to rank applications on the basis of academic merit. Competition for these scholarships is intense and only those applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful. Please supply actual marks for subjects where available. To assist Faculties in the process of assessing academic merit, the following information should be included in or attached to the application:-Academic results of all tertiary studies.

-Any tertiary prizes, awards or scholarships.

-Details of research projects/minor thesis for the highest qualifying degree. Include overall grade of research component, percentage of research in the program and examiners’ reports (if available).

-Relevant research work experience.

-Publications–including percentage contribution of applicant, whether accepted for publication, or published, and nature of publication (e.g. refereed journal article, report, conference abstract, etc).

-Relevant employment experience.

In addition, all applicants must arrange for two confidential referee’s reports to be independently completed and submitted.

These are also considered in the Faculty and University assessment process. A University Ranking Committee reviews the Faculty Order of Merit lists to determine a University

-wide Order of Merit based on academic merit and research potential. The final ranking and scholarship allocation is completed in the second week of December. 

Notification: All applicants will receive written notification of the result of their scholarship application after 12 December 2013.

Apply: To apply for Victoria University’s Postgraduate Research Scholarships (VUIPRS) you need to submit two applications:

1 -Submit a scholarship application to the Admissions and Scholarships Coordinator in the Graduate Research Centre.

2 -Apply through the Victoria University International online application system.  Remember to identify yourself as a Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS) applicant on the application form. 

Deadline: May for mid-year 2013 entry 

Further Information: http://www.vu.edu.au/study-with-us/scholarships/international-scholarships/vu-international-research-scholarships

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