AUSTRALIA: University of Newcastle Research Scholarships for International Students
Deadlines - August 2012

Deadline: 31 August (Annually)

The University of Newcastle offers a number of postgraduate research scholarships to support international research candidates. Scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants on the basis of academic merit and through a highly competitive process. The award of research scholarships may also take into account areas of research strength or areas of research in line with the strategic directions of the University. Applicants may elect to be considered in more than one discipline area. A complete separate application must be lodged for each discipline, and each will be considered separately within the relevant faculty.


Applicants for all schemes must have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of attaining:

  • TOEFL score of at least 575 (minimum score of 4.5 in the TWE) - paper based test. Computer based test requires score of at least 232 (minimum score of 4.5 Essay Rating);
  • IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no individual subtest score less than 6.

Applicants are not eligible for:

  • Support for a research Master degree if they already hold a research Master degree or equivalent;
  • Support from any RHD scholarship if they already hold a research Doctoral degree or equivalent;
  • UNRS if they have previously held an equivalent scholarship for six months or more, for the same award.

Available Scholarships Include;

1. University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNIPRS)

University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNIPRS) are funded by the Research Division. The scholarship is for tuition fees, a Faculty-funded living allowance ($22,860 p.a. in 2011), and the payment of Overseas Students Health Cover.


  • three years for a PhD degree
  • two years for a Master's degree

2. International Postgraduate Research Scholarships ( IPRS)

The Department of Immigration, Industries, Science and Research (DIISR) of the Australian Government offers International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) to support international students in high quality research programs at Australian universities. These scholarships cover the full tuition fee and medical insurance. Recipients of an IPRS will also be awarded a University of Newcastle Research Scholarship which provides a living allowance ($22,860 p.a.), a relocation allowance and a thesis allowance.


  • three years for a PhD degree
  • two years for a Master's degree

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