Australia: International Postgraduate Research Scholarships at Swinburne University

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Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn the research programs and current projects in Faculty of Business and Enterprise, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Faculty of Design and Faculty of Information & Communication Technologies at Swinburne University.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research degree level at Swinburne University.

Scholarship Provider: Commonwealth Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE)

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: To be eligible for an IPRS and to maintain entitlement to the IPRS, a student must:
-be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand; and
-meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing; and
-be commencing enrolment in a research doctorate for the first time at an Australian University; and
-be accepted for candidature and enrolled in a research doctorate at Swinburne University; and
-be enrolled on a full-time basis; and
-be undertaking study in a subject area identified by Swinburne University as one of its areas of research concentration; and
-be ineligible for study under the Commonwealth’s Research Training Scheme (RTS) at the commencement of the HDR; and
-satisfy Swinburne’s academic entry requirements for a research doctorate program including the English proficiency levels set by Swinburne University for international students; and
-not hold a research doctorate degree regarded by Swinburne University to be equivalent to an Australian research doctorate degree; and not have held an Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) scholarship within the two years prior to the commencement of their IPRS; and
-not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Commonwealth Government makes a substantial contribution; and
-not previously have received an IPRS for a research doctorate degree; and
-not previously have received an IPRS for a research Masters degree, unless:that degree was completed and the student is undertaking a research doctorate degree; or the student has converted their IPRS.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International Students can apply for these scholarships ( A student must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand).

Scholarship Description: The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program was established to maintain and develop international research linkages and specifically aims to attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the Australian higher education sector and to support Australia’s research effort. The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is awarded to an international student of exceptional research potential undertaking a research doctorate. The award covers tuition costs and the cost of Overseas Student Health Cover. No living allowance is provided.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): –The duration of an IPRS is three years for a student undertaking research doctorate studies. Awards are not available to Masters candidates. The date of first enrolment is the commencement date for the scholarship.
-The duration of an IPRS will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken during suspension of the IPRS.
-Swinburne University may also approve an extension to the duration of an IPRS for a Research Doctorate student of up to six months provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension are related to study and are beyond the control of the student.

What does it cover? The maximum value of an IPRS in a year is equal to:
– the estimated annual program cost for the research doctoral program being undertaken by the student; plus
-the cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing and which covers the student and their spouse and dependants (if any) for the period of the IPRS.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying  by post or in person.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st October 2013.

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