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Macquarie University Scholarships 2023 in Australia (fully funded)

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Deadline: 31 July 2022

Applications for the Macquarie University Scholarships 2023 in Australia are currently open! Apply now

Macquarie University Scholarships 2023 in Australia offers: International Research Training Program scholarship (iRTP) and International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship Program (iMQRES) for SESSION 1 2023.Applicants applying for an iRTP will be automatically considered for the University funded International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship program (iMQRES) in the same round.

The International Research Training Program is the Australian Commonwealth Government scholarship scheme for supporting international higher degree research candidates. This scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Applications for iRTP Scholarships need to be made directly to participating universities.

The Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) scheme is a scholarship program that aims to support exceptional research students enrolled in research priority areas aligned with the University’s Strategic Research Framework 2015 to 2024 World – Leading Research with World – Changing Impact, as well as the broader University.

Macquarie University Scholarships are available to those applying for direct entry to:

  • Master of Research – Year 2
  • Doctor of Philosophy

 Eligibility:

  • You must be a citizen of a country other than Australia/New Zealand, and not an Australian Permanent Resident
  • You will plan to undertake a Master of Research Year 2 or Doctor of Philosophy in S1 2023 (no deferrals possible)
  • You intend to reside in Sydney, Australia during your candidature
  • You meet the HDR English Language Requirement by the application closing date
  • You meet the admission criteria for entry into the Master of Research – Year 2 (MRes Y2) or PhD, for commencement in S1 2023
  • You will have a valid visa allowing you to commence your study in S1 2023
  • You have confirmation of supervision from an eligible Macquarie University researcher (compulsory for FMHHS and desirable for the other faculties)

Selection criteria

  • Macquarie University ranks applicants on the basis of academic merit, relevant research output and experience and/or potential and the University’s Strategic Research Framework 2015 to 2024 World – Leading Research with World – Changing Impact.
  • You must satisfy all the criteria for admission to Macquarie University.
  • If you are seeking to establish eligibility for a scholarship you are encouraged to provide full documentation of your achievements to assist in the assessment of your qualifications. Other relevant research qualifications which may be considered include:
  • Completion of a research Masters degree or equivalent e.g. a coursework Masters with a substantial research component (you will be asked to provide information on your thesis, including but not limited to, the abstract, examiner reports, thesis copy, length, grade, examination process and the percentage of research component in the course)
  • Published research (preferably in refereed publications: journals, books, book chapters etc)
  • Conference presentations (preferably refereed)
  • Highly relevant and substantial work-related research experience.

Awards will not be available to those who:

Are receiving another equivalent or major award, full scholarship (i.e. tuition and stipend) or salary to undertake the proposed program

Commenced enrollment in Macquarie University Higher Degree Research program prior to 1 January 2022

Have already completed a higher degree in research at the same level or at a higher level than the proposed candidature in the same program of study

Provide false or misleading information to the University. Where there is reason to believe this condition has not been upheld, the University reserves the right to reassess the student’s entitlement to the award

Are in a progressing BPhil/MRes Yr1 – MRes Yr2 cohort or MRes Yr2 – PhD cohort

Submit incomplete applications

Benefits

Award-holders may:

  • Be in receipt of minor awards (e.g. tuition only or stipend only scholarship), allowances or other earnings which are supplementary to an iRTP or iMQRES, or derived from part-time work undertaken within the guidelines set by the relevant scholarship conditions
  • Receive stipend top-up funding from industry or other sources to a maximum equivalent of 75% of the basic Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate ($28,854 p.a. in 2022).
  • Be in receipt of additional funds for field work, equipment and other such expenses not covered by the award.
Successful PhD iRTP candidates will receive:
  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum
  • Stipend for 3 years maximum (current 2022 rate is $28,854 p.a.)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) with Medibank for the required period of the visa. The GRA will arrange single, couple, family or single parent family, whichever is applicable to the successful recipient.
  • Travel Concession (applied to local transport OPAL Card)
Successful PhD iMQRES candidates will receive;
  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum
  • Stipend for 3 years maximum (current 2022 rate is $28,854 p.a.)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) with Medibank for the required period of the visa. The GRA will arrange single, couple, family or single parent family, whichever is applicable to the successful recipient.

Candidates who do not meet the admission criteria for the PhD program, may be counter offered entry to the MRes Year 2 with provisional 3-year PhD. If ranked competitively for a scholarship, they may also be offered a scholarship to cover their MRes Year 2 portion of the program. Note that MRes Yr 2 scholarships will not include OSHC.

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