Australia: University of Sydney World Scholars

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The World Scholars program is for commencing international students from participating countries, undertaking a PhD in any discipline. The application process is highly competitive with scholarships awarded on the basis of research potential and academic merit. Scholarship holders should demonstrate, in their PhD application, an outstanding academic track record and capacity to engage in innovative and world class research.

Each year, the University will invite applications from selected participating countries. For the 2010 intake, these include certain countries in East Asia, Latin America and Western Europe, as well as India, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Kenya and Rwanda. For more details about the countries included in this scheme, please see the Application Guidelines below.

Some other countries, including China, already have special scholarship schemes in place at present.

How to apply
The 2010 intake, for students commencing PhD studies in Semester 1 (March) 2011, is now open.

Prospective applicants must have a Firm Offer of Admission to a PhD at the University of Sydney before lodging a World Scholars application. In addition, PhD candidates are expected to have made contact with their potential academic supervisor prior to submitting their application for a PhD.

Key Dates
31 July 2010:
PhD applications must be submitted.

10 Sept 2010:
Applicants must have received a Firm Offer of Admission.

17 Sept 2010:
Applicants must submit a World Scholars Application Form.

Candidates who are interested in applying for the University of Sydney World Scholars are encouraged to identify a potential academic supervisor and begin preparing a PhD application as soon as possible. Application Guidelines + Forms (PDF)

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