Macquarie University IPRS & iMQRES Scholarships are available for international applicants. IPRS scholarships require applicants to be eligible for entry into a PhD or MPhil program.
The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.
Macquarie achieved the maximum 5 rating – outstanding performance well above world standard – in three science disciplines in the recent Australian Government Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, and 85 per cent of the University’s research activity was rated as performing at world standard or higher. Macquarie University fund postgraduate candidates of exceptional research promise and develop researchers with a proven capacity for research.
Applicants must have their previous degree.
Course Level: IPRS scholarships require applicants to be eligible for entry into a PhD or MPhil program.
Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided in the areas available at the Macquarie University in Australia at Masters by research degree or Doctorate by research level.
Scholarship Award: The IPRS covers international tuition fees and compulsory health cover, for up to three years for a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and for up to two years for a full-time Masters of Philosophy (MPhil). In addition to the international tuition fees covered under the IPRS program, Macquarie University offers IPRS awardees a living allowance stipend, valued at $26,288 per annum tax exempt (2016 rate) which is paid as a fortnightly stipend. Macquarie University usually supplements these scholarship places on offer with its own internally funded scheme, the Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES). The MQRES scheme is a Doctoral (PhD) scholarship program that aims to support exceptional research students. Macquarie also offers a limited number of scholarships to international Master of Research (MRes) candidates applying for an MRes/PhD ‘bundle’ (i.e. MRes Year 2 and 3-year PhD) through the competitive IPRS round each year. For these successful awardees, the MRes Year 2 scholarship is funded by the University (International Research Training Pathway scheme (iRTP)). Candidates will be awarded a provisional PhD offer, and they will be considered for a 3 year PhD scholarship funded by the University on a competitive basis upon successful completion of their MRes Year 2. (Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES)).
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
–Applicants must be citizens of countries other than Australia or New Zealand, and not Australian Permanent Residents.
-IPRS applicants must be commencing full-time enrolment for the first time in a higher degree research program in Australia. Applicants who have commenced a higher degree research degree and terminated that enrolment within 6 months of commencement may still be eligible.
-IPRS scholarships require applicants to be eligible for entry into a PhD or MPhil program. Candidates are expected to undertake full time, on-site candidature at Macquarie University.
Successful applicants will usually have:
an outstanding academic record
a history of scholarships and prizes at the undergraduate level
and may have evidence of peer-reviewed research activity, such as publications and/or conference presentations.
-While currently enrolled PhD and MPhil candidates are eligible to apply, any consumed prior enrolment will be counted as advanced standing and will reduce the maximum scholarship duration offered.
-Applicants for admission to PhD, who are (counter) offered entry to MRes Year 2 with a provisional 3-year PhD and who rank competitively for IPRS scholarship, may be offered a scholarship to cover their MRes Year 2 tuition fees and a living stipend.
Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships (a citizen of a country other than Australian/New Zealand, and not an Australian Permanent Resident).
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: The University’s English requirements are:
-TOEFL (computer-based): Overall of 237 with minimum 19 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 25 in Structure/Writing and TWE of 5.0; OR
-TOEFL (paper-based): Overall of 580 with 53 in Listening, 52 in Reading, 59 in Structure/Written Expression and TWE of 5.0; OR
-iBT (internet-based TOEFL): Overall score of 92 with 23 in Speaking, 18 in Listening, 17 in Reading and 22 in Writing; OR
-IELTS (academic version): Overall 6.5 with minimum of 6.0 in each band
Supporting Material: Applicants must submit:
–Electronic versions of transcripts, CV, records of publications and evidence of prizes, awards and scholarships ready.
-Copies of passport or other citizenship documents available.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Application Deadline: The completed and submitted E application or original application must be received or post-dated no later than 31 July 2016.