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Scholarships in Australia

 

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Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS)
Australian Development Scholarship (ADS)
The Australian Postgraduate Awards Scheme (APA)
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
Australian Cooperative Research Centres Postgraduate Scholarships
University of Melbourne Scholarships
Freda Bage Fellowship

 

Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS)

Most Australian students must contribute to the cost of their higher education through the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS). Most students can choose either to pay their HECS contribution up front (with a 25 per cent discount) or to defer all or part of their payment until their income reaches a certain level when they must begin repaying it through the taxation system.

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Australian Development Scholarship (ADS)

Through this scheme the Australian Government provides a limited number of scholarships for students from selected developing countries to study in Australia. Scholarships are available for graduate study at all levels and cover tuition fees, a stipend and return air fares. Eligibility and selection criteria vary from country to country. Applicants must write for application forms and information to the Australian diplomatic mission or the Australian Education Centre in their home country.

 

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The Australian Postgraduate Awards Scheme (APA)

The APA Scheme provides financial support to postgraduate students of exceptional research promise who undertake their higher degree by research at an Australian institution of higher education. Award holders receive an annual stipend and may also be eligible for other allowances as described in Section 10. Masters degree candidates may receive an award for a maximum of two years, and Doctorate candidates for three years with a possible extension of six months subject to satisfactory progress. Institutions may, at their discretion, provide additional benefits to award holders from their own funds.

Holders of these awards receive a stipend and are not liable for HECS.

To be eligible, applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents who have lived in Australia continuously for the twelve-month period prior to the closing date for applications.

Funds are provided according to the formula which takes into account the number of students given awards in the current year and the preceding three years.

The stipend is generally $17,000 for full-time students.

1550 new APAs are expected to be available in 2002 for allocation to participating institutions.

Apply through your university by the end of October. Awards will be announced in December or January.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for a new APA in 2002, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

a. applicants must have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement, for example:

b. applicants must have obtained First Class Honours or equivalent results.

c. applicants must be undertaking a higher degree at a participating institution in that year or applicants must have their enrolment into the proposed higher degree programme accepted by the participating institution before being ranked for an offer of an APA.

Participating institutions conduct the application process and are the first points of contact for persons interested in applying for a scholarship under the APA Scheme.

Institutions must select students on the basis of academic merit taking into account the institution's particular areas of research strength or where a student is from a designated disadvantaged group the institution may elect to give such students a priority award.

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International Postgraduate Research Scholarships

In order to enhance postgraduate research effort in areas of research concentration, about 300 scholarships are made available each year to international students commencing Masters degrees by research or doctoral studies at higher education institutions in Australia. Some 1,000 students are currently being supported. Scholarships are open to nationals of all countries for higher degree research programmes. Tuition fees and health cover costs for these students and their dependants are met.

An IPRS covers tuition fees at individual institutions, other compulsory fees (such as student union or activity fees) and health insurance premiums. It only covers costs associated with overseas fieldwork if they have been included in the tuition fee reported to DETYA for the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Where an institution does not include them on the CRICOS, the letter of offer must state that the prospective student will be responsible for the payment of these costs.

An IPRS does not provide for living allowances, travel, medical costs associated with renewal of a visa, thesis expenses, the cost of English language testing or tuition fees for bridging or ELICOS courses. Institutions may, at their discretion, provide additional benefits to award holders from their own funds.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for a new IPRS, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Participating institutions conduct the application process and are the first points of contact for persons interested in applying for a scholarship under the IPRS Scheme. Initial announcements for the application process are made in September.

Applications are ranked in order of academic merit within each participating institution, taking into account the eligibility criteria listed in these guidelines.

Successful applicants are to commence their studies on or after 1 January 2002. Offers may be made for commencement of Semester 1 or 2.

 

 

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Australian Cooperative Research Centres Postgraduate Scholarships

CRC for Sustainable Production Forestry

Established in 1991, the CRC for Sustainable Production Forestry has a strong international reputation for its research on eucalypts and pines. Partners in the CRC include 5 Universities, CSIRO and many of the major forest companies in Australia. In 1999/2000 the CRC is offering:

Scholarships are offered in any field of forestry, topics of particular interest are:-

Scholarships may be offered at:-

Apply for an APA scholarship at one or all of the Universities above and indicate you want to be considered for a scholarship offered by the CRC for Sustainable Production Forestry, and any other relevant scholarships. If you are successful in obtaining an APA or other scholarship, you will also be considered for a CRC top-up, provided the project is relevant to the CRC.

For further information contact:

Dr Neil Davidson, CRC for Sustainable Production Forestry GPO Box 252-55 Hobart 7001, Ph (03) 6226 7606, Fax (03) 6226 2698, email: Neil.Davidson@utas.edu.au

 

CRC for Landscape Evolution & Mineral Exploration

CRC LEME is an unincorporated joint venture between The Australian National University, University of Canberra, Australian Geological Survey Organisation and CSIRO Exploration and Mining. Research in the CRC LEME is focussed on the physical and chemical evolution of the regolith and landscapes in the Australian Shields, the Tasman Fold Belt, sedimentary basins and in developing genetic models for regolith from these regionally based projects.

CRC LEME maintains laboratories in Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. CRC LEME offers research projects in the following fields:

Scholarships are normally tenable at University of Canberra or the Australian National University but under special circumstances they may be tenable at other Australian Universities. Value = $7,000 for Honours, about $20,000 for Masters/PhD. Both are tax free. Closing date for applications is 31st October each year.

For further information, contact:

Graham Taylor, Education and Training Coordinator, CRC LEME, University of Canberra, PO Box 1, BELCONNEN ACT 2616. Phone (06) 201 2031 Fax: (06) 201 5728 e-mail: taylor@science.canberra.edu.au or check the internet site at: http://crcleme.org.au/Educ/index.html

 

 

 

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University of Melbourne Scholarships

(from http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/pgrad2002/section1/scholint.shtml)

At the University of Melbourne, scholarships are available for undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research higher degree programs and benefits include full fee remission, partial fee remission and living allowances.

 

(1) Post Graduate Students Scholarships

International students with outstanding results proposing to undertake a higher degree at the University of Melbourne are invited to apply for Melbourne International Scholarships which offer generous living allowances or meet part or full cost of tuition fees for the duration of the course.

 

(2) Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)

These scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding academic merit seeking to undertake research at approved Higher Doctorate, Masters or PhD levels.  

Number to be awarded and benefits

 

Duration

 

Commencement

 

Besides the general eligibility rules, the following conditions apply to the MIRS:

Melbourne International Scholarships are all awarded on academic merit but additional criteria may be taken into account, such as Faculty quotas, graduates of a university that is a member of Universitas 21 or a major exchange partner.

 

International candidates are ineligible for MIRS consideration in the following circumstances:

 

(3) Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarships (MIFRS)

These scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding academic merit seeking to commence research at approved Higher Doctorate, Masters or PhD levels.

 

Number to be awarded and benefits

 

Duration

 

Commencement

 

In addition to the general eligibility rules, the following conditions apply to the MIFRS:

 

International candidates are ineligible for MIFRS consideration in the following circumstances:

 

(4) International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

These are highly sought after Australian Government scholarships which are awarded annually to commencing full-time research higher degree students who have been offered an unconditional place in Masters, approved Higher Doctorates, Masters leading to PhD and PhD programs.  

Number to be awarded and benefits

 

Duration

 

Commencement

 

In addition to the general eligibility rules, the following conditions apply to the IPRS:

 

International candidates are ineligible for IPRS consideration in the following circumstances:

You have just completed study or are currently studying on a scholarship sponsored by AusAID

 

(5) International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA)

These scholarships will be awarded to high achieving international students seeking to undertake specified postgraduate coursework programs.  

Number to be awarded and benefits

 

Scholarships are available for high-achieving international student in the following courses:

or

 

In addition to the general eligibility rules, the following conditions apply to the IPCA:

 

International candidates are ineligible for IPCA consideration in the following circumstances:

You are already in receipt of a scholarship that covers tuition fees

   

(6) Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships

Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded on academic merit to outstanding students who have been offered a place in an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne. For most students, admission to the course may be for either semester one or semester two but some courses limit commencement to semester one only. Please contact the appropriate faculty for information concerning the availability of semester two commencement.

 

Number to be awarded and benefits

 

In addition to the general eligibility rules, the following conditions apply to the Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships:

You must not be in receipt of a tuition scholarship from another scholarship agency.

 

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Japan Scholarship Program

The scholarship under this scheme covers tuition, living allowance, travel expenses, insurance, book allowance and overseas student health cover.

Number available:

The Asian Development Bank has allocated 11 ADB scholarships to the University of Melbourne. This means that at any one time there can only be 11 ADB scholars enrolled at the University of Melbourne. As each student completes his or her study, scholarships are offered to new students. As a result, each semester a small number of scholarships are offered.

Closing Dates:

Semester 1: Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission by September 30
Semester 2: Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission by March 15

Eligibility:

ADB Scholarships are only available for applicants who have been offered a place in one of the following Master by coursework programs:

The applicants must be a citizen of one of the following Bank member countries:

Afghanistan/Azerbaijan/Bangladesh/Bhutan/Cambodia/China, People's Republic of /Cook Islands/Fiji Islands/Hong Kong, China/India/Indonesia/Kazakhstan/Kiribati/ Korea, Republic of/Kyrgyz Republic Lao People's Democratic Republic/ Malaysia/ Maldives/Marshall Islands, Republic of the Micronesia, Federated States of Mongolia/Myanmar/Nepal/Pakistan/Papua New Guinea/Philippines/Samoa/Solomon Islands/Sri Lanka/Taipei,China/Tajikistan/Thailand/Tonga/Turkmenistan Tuvalu/Uzbekistan/Vanuatu/ Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Applicants must also have a minimum of two years work experience.

In order to be considered for this scholarship program, applicants must have:

Notification of Results for ADB - Japan Scholarship Program:

The application numbers of applicants nominated by The University of Melbourne for consideration by ADB will be posted on our web site. Once ADB notifies the University of the final decision, the successful scholars will be notified in writing, also by email and the results will be posted on the web site.

 

 

General Eligibility Requirements for Postgraduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Candidates

 

Application Procedure

Postgraduate

If you are an international student intending to apply for an MIRS please read the following:

 

Closing Dates:

 

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

 

Closing Dates:

 

Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship

 

Closing Dates:

 

International Postgraduate Coursework Award

 

Closing Dates:

 

Postgraduate Scholarship Selection

The University holds a Primary Scholarship Selection Round during November / December every year when around 75% of our available scholarships for international students are awarded. Scholarship candidates whose applications are received too late for this round are considered on a bi-monthly basis from 31 January onwards.

 

 

Undergraduate

International students completing overseas qualifications or Australian Year 12 outside Victoria of Foundation Studies/ Pre-University Year/ International Baccalaureate outside Victoria

         If you wish to be considered for a place in any undergraduate course at the University in Semester one of any year, you must apply for admission and supply full documentation by 20 December. If you are offered a place, you will automatically be considered for a scholarship. There is no separate scholarship application form for International Undergraduate Scholarships.

         The International Application form for admission is available either from your in-country agent, the International Centre at the University of Melbourne or on the World Wide Web. You do not need to supply any additional information for scholarship consideration.

         If you are applying for admission in semester two in any year, your documentation must reach the International Centre by 30 April. However, scholarship selection form high-achieving students who have received an offer of a place will occur at regular intervals between 31 January and 31 August. This is to accommodate variations in publication dates of results in different countries.

International students completing the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria

         If you are completing the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or IB in Victoria, your application for a tertiary place through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) will be the basis for scholarship consideration. VTAC preferences must be lodged in accordance with VTAC procedures and closing dates. No additional documentation is required.

 

Undergraduate scholarship selection

The University selects approximately 50% of its international undergraduate scholarship recipients in January each year in time for semester one commencement. Scholarship candidates whose results are published too late for semester one commencement are considered on a regular basis from February onwards.

 

Notification of Offers

We understand how important it is for prospective students to receive scholarship information without delay and we therefore ask you to provide your Email address or facsimile number where possible, including relevant international codes. An original letter containing your scholarship offer will be forwarded to your permanent address by airmail.

All students who are being considered for a Research Postgraduate Scholarship in the Primary Selection Round will be advised of the outcome of their application - whether successful, unsuccessful or on a reserve list - in January.

Summary of Closing Dates and Offer Notification

Name of Scholarship

Closing Date for Application for Admission

Selection Committee Meeting

Offer Notification and Letters Sent Out

IPRS

15 September

November

mid November

MIRS

15 September
(IPRS Round)

31 October

After 31 January

November


December

Regular intervals

late November


late December

within 8 weeks of offer of a place

MIFRS

31 October

After 31 January

December

Regular intervals

late December

within 4 weeks of offer of a place

ADB
- Semester 1

- Semester 2


31 October

30 April


November / December

June


late December

early July

IPCA
- Semester 1 only


31 October


November / December


mid December

Undergraduate
- Semester 1





- Semester 2


Non-VTAC
20 December

VTAC / Vic IB
30 September

30 April



January


Regular intervals



late January


as soon as possible

 

Contact Information for Scholarships

If you require further information regarding scholarships please contact us at the address below. (Note: all applications and admissions enquiries must be directed to the International Centre)

Melbourne Scholarships Office
John Smyth Building
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia

Undergraduate
Telephone: (61) 3 9344 7467
Facsimile: (61) 3 9349 1740
Email:
ugrad@scholarships.unimelb.edu.au

Postgraduate
Telephone: (61) 3 9344 8747
Facsimile: (61) 3 9349 1740
Email:
pgrad@scholarships.unimelb.edu.au

 

Contact Information for Application and Admission

For information regarding application forms and for all enquiries concerning admission to the University of Melbourne as an international student please contact:


International Centre
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia

Telephone: (61) 3 9344 4505
Facsimile: (61) 3 9349 3204
Email:
international-centre@international.unimelb.edu.au
Website: http://www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au

 

 

 

 

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Freda Bage Fellowship

This is a three-year fellowship for women to carry out full time postgraduate studies and is not available to women who already have a PhD.

Fellowships are open to all women graduates of a university or recognized tertiary institution from any country. The Fellowships are for full time study and are tenable at any university or approved institution. If an award is made to an Australian citizen, the Fellowship is also tenable overseas. An award made to a non-Australian citizen is only tenable at an Australian institution. The Fellowship Fund may award at least one fellowship to a person whose plan of study is at the University of Queensland.

The value of the Fellowships is equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award ($ 17,609 in 2002). The number awarded each year depends on the funds available. In 2001, one 3-year and five 1-year Fellowships were offered for 2002. Women graduates on full-time salaries or on fully-paid study leave during the Fellowship year are not eligible to apply. Women PhD graduates are not eligible to apply.

  restricted to PhD studies;

  not tenable at the institution through which the applicant obtained her first degree;

  maximum period of the Fellowship is three years;

  stipend is paid annually;

  second and third stipend payments are subject to satisfactory progress of the research work, as indicated by:
  -- receipt of two progress reports from the Fellowship recipient, one after one year and one after two years of tenure;
  -- receipt of two confidential progress reports from the supervisor of the research work, one after one year and one after two years of tenure of the Fellowship;

  a final typewritten report is required at completion of the Fellowship, and should include information about any publications arising from the funded study.

  may be used for formal postgraduate study consistent with the aims of the Fellowship Fund;

  maximum period of the Fellowship is one year commencing by September;
successful applicants may reapply for a Fellowship in subsequent years;

  stipend is paid in two parts - 
  -- one half at the commencement of the Fellowship's tenure and, subject to the conditions below, one half after six months of tenure; 
  -- second stipend payment is subject to satisfactory progress as indicated by a progress report from the Fellowship recipient after six months of tenure;

  a final typewritten report is required at completion of the Fellowship, and should include information about any publications arising from the funded study.

All applications should be typewritten, signed and dated.
Two sets are required of all the following material. Applications must be collated in the order shown below.
The application forms can be downloaded as pdf files or can be obtained by contacting the institution.
 

  objectives of the study

  a brief outline of the project if appropriate

  relevance of the study program/course to your career development

  how the funding will be used.

 

 Applications are not considered complete until Referee's Reports are received.

 

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

 July 31

 All Applications will be acknowledged in writing.

 Faxed applications will not be accepted.

 Results will be announced within six months of the closing date, and all applicants will be advised.

 

Application Form
Referee Report Form
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Address for Applications

ADDRESS FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

 Fellowship Convenors
QLD Fellowship Fund
C/- Academic Dress Hire Service
PO Box 6083
ST LUCIA QLD 4067
AUSTRALIA

 Applications may be delivered to:

 Academic Dress Hire Service
Room
E215 Forgan Smith Building
St
Lucia Campus, University of Queensland
BRISBANE, QLD 4072

 FAXED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Under no circumstances will forms be faxed to applicants or enquirers.

 NO FOLDERS, STAPLED PAGES ONLY!

 For further information or clarification of
application details, contact the Academic Dress Hire Service
Ph: (07) 3371 1758
International Ph: +61-7-3371 1758

or email: applications@afuwqfellowships.com

 

 

 

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