Macquarie University offers International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) and additional International Macquarie University Research Excellence (iMQRES) Scholarships. Scholarships are available to citizens of a country other than Australia/New Zealand and not an Australian Permanent Resident. Applicants must have already completed, or expect to complete in 2013 a research master’s degree. All successful IPRS PhD applicants will receive 3 years of tuition fee and compulsory health cover support. The iMQRES, available for PhD candidates only, offers the same stipend plus tuition fees for up to 3 years for students enrolling in 2014. Macquarie University ranks applicants on the basis of academic merit, relevant research experience and/or potential and the University’s research priorities. Neither the IPRS nor the iMQRES cover relocation costs.
About Scholarship: The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) program was established to maintain and develop international research linkages, and aims to attract top quality postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the Australian higher education sector, and support Australia’s research efforts.
This Government funded scholarship covers the tuition fees and compulsory health cover for international postgraduate students of exceptional research promise, for two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research. The number of IPRS places funded varies between institutions and from year to year.
In addition to the tuition fees covered under the IPRS program, Macquarie University generously offers IPRS awardees living allowance stipend, and usually supplements the places on offer via its own scholarship scheme.
Study: Scholarships are provided in the areas available at the Macquarie University in Australia at Masters by research degree or Doctorate by research level.
Course Level: IPRS are available for two years Master’s by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research and MQRES scheme is a Doctoral scholarship program.
Scholarship by: Macquarie University in Australia
Eligibility: Awards will only be available to applicants who: -are a citizen of a country other than Australian/New Zealand, and not an Australian Permanent Resident.
– Have already completed, or expect to complete in 2013 a research masters degree
– Are enrolling as a full-time student 2014 IPRS round information 3.
– Will undertake a Masters of Philosophy or Doctorate (only PhD candidates are eligible for an iMQRES) in 2013/14
-IPRS applicants must be commenced full-time enrollment for the first time in a higher degree research program in Australia.
-IPRS applicants who commenced a higher degree research degree and terminated that enrollment within 6 months of commencement may still be eligible for scholarship.
-Scholarship holders must be resident in Australia during their award tenure, unless on approved overseas research leave
Scholarship Open for: International students can apply for these scholarships (a citizen of a country other than Australian/New Zealand, and not an Australian Permanent Resident).
Duration: IPRS are offered for 3 years for PhD applicants while Master’s by research candidates receive IPRS funding for 2 years. The iMQRES, available for up to 3 years.
Value: IPRS applicants will receive a matching Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) stipend rate, currently $24,653 pa, tax exempt (2013). The iMQRES, available for PhD candidates only, offers the same stipend plus tuition fees for up to 3 years for students enrolling in 2014.
Applicants who are offered an iMQRES need to pay for their overseas health cover upfront for the duration of their visa, as required by visa regulations. Successful IPRS PhD candidates will be asked to pay for their compulsory health cover for the additional visa period upfront. Neither the IPRS nor the iMQRES cover relocation costs.
Selection criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, and according to the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) guidelines. From 2014, the admission and scholarship criteria at Macquarie University have been revised due to the introduction of the new Master of Research pathway program being the preferred pathway to PhD research.
Most scholarships require applicants to have strong academic performance and references and strong evidence of research capability and achievement.
Notification: Applicants are notified by HDRO of the outcome of the application in writing. Successful applicants are informed of enrollment and commencement arrangements when they accept an offer of admission to candidature.
Apply: The mode of applying is by post. Complete an application form, and include:
– Original or certified copies of all academic transcripts. An official translation into English must be included if documents are not in English;
-A certified copy of your birth or citizenship certificate, or your ID card, or the identity page of your passport
-An original or certified copy of documents providing evidence of any name change.
– A project proposal outline with reference list (check with Faculty/Department of interest for length)
– Two academic referees: If one is your proposed supervisor, then please obtain a third reference. A referee report form should be forwarded to your nominated referees. Your referee does not have to fill in information they cannot comment on, and may attach a letter if they have additional comments for the selection committee.
Each referee should complete and return the form directly to the University no later than 13th September 2013. Due to the number of applications and reports we receive we would ask you to please check directly with your referee if you wish to know if these reports were sent. If time permits, we will send you an email if we have not received your referee’s reports.
Deadline: 31st August 2013
Further Information: http://hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/scholarships/scholarship_-_documents/IPRSInformationforapplicants_2014roundFinal.pdf