Australia: Postgraduate Research Scholarships at University of Ballarat

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Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Ballarat.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate research degree level at University of Ballarat.

Scholarship Provider: University of Ballarat

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: University of Ballarat Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UBPRS) are open to graduates who have completed a four year undergraduate degree at first class Honours (or have other qualifications such as a Masters degree or experience in research that lead the Research and Higher Degrees Committee to evaluate the applicant as being equivalent to first class Honours standard). Awards are restricted to Australian citizens, persons with permanent resident status and applicants eligible to be awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship in December each year by UB. The RHDSC (Research Higher Degree Sub-Committee) is the committee responsible for the review & awarding of scholarships at the University of Ballarat.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Australian and International Students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The University of Ballarat has two types of scholarship that may be awarded to International students applying for a place in a Higher Degree by Research. These scholarships are the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and the Special Overseas Student Scholarship (SOSS). The SOSS covers course fees only. The IPRS covers course fees health insurance and is usually coupled with the award of a stipend. A UB Postgraduate Research Scholarship may be held for two years (Master’s candidature) or three years (PhD candidature) subject to satisfactory progress, and in the case of PhD candidature there is the possibility of extension for a further six months if the thesis will be submitted by the end of this period.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for two years (Master’s candidature) or three years (PhD candidature) subject to satisfactory progress, and in the case of PhD candidature there is the possibility of extension for a further six months if the thesis will be submitted by the end of this period.

What does it cover? The 2012 stipend rate for a University of Ballarat Postgraduate Research Scholarship is $23,728 p.a. paid fortnightly in arrears. The award does not provide travel or other benefits.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Nominated referees are requested to return their completed reports to Research Services no later than 23rd November each year.

How to Apply: The applicants can apply electronically. All persons (including current UB candidates) must lodge the Scholarships Expression of Interest form in order to be considered for award of a scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 October each year.

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