ACU International Student Scholarships for Postgraduate Students in Australia, 2014

Australian Catholic University is offering international student scholarships for postgraduate students. The scholarships will provide full tuition fees and living stipend of $27,000 per annum. Scholarships will be awarded for 3 years at doctoral level and 2 years at masters degree. Applicants must be must have a bachelors degree with minimum first class honours or equivalent. Application should be submitted till 31st March 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses at Australian Catholic University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate research program at Australian Catholic University in Australia.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Catholic University, Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: Australian Catholic University is an accredited university. Australian Catholic University is accredited by the Association of Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee, Association of Commonwealth Universities, International Federation of Catholic Universities and New Generation Universities.

Eligibility: To be eligible for an ISS, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
-have completed at least four years of tertiary education study at a high level of achievement with a research component. For example, a:
-four-year degree with honours;
-three-year degree and an honours year;
-three-year degree and one year of a Masters preliminary or other qualifying programme; or
-three-year degree and a postgraduate program with a research component.
-have obtained First Class Honours or equivalent results. In regards to equivalence the University may also consider previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, referee reports and other research experience.
-be accepted into a higher degree by research at the university for the first time with no previous enrolment.
-have their enrolment in the proposed higher degree programme accepted by the university before being ranked for an offer of an ISS.
-be enrolled as a full-time student upon commencement of their award.
-be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the institution as one of its areas of research concentration; and
-not hold a research qualification regarded by the institution to be equivalent to an Australian
-Research Doctorate or, if undertaking a Research Masters, not hold a research qualification regarded by the institution to be -equivalent or higher than an Australian Research Masters; and not have held an AusAID scholarship within the two years prior to commencing the ISS; and
-not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
-Citizenship and Visa Requirements
-Be considered an International student for the length of candidature, as defined by the Higher Education Support Act (2003).
-Meet International student visa requirements as specified by DIAC, including maintaining a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy as approved by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
-International students holding a student visa must comply with the conditions of their visa.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Australian Catholic UniversityThe ISS was established by the Australian Catholic University to maintain and develop international research linkages and specifically aims to: Attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in ACU; and Support ACU’s research effort.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for 3 years at doctoral level and 2 years at Masters level.

What does it cover? The scholarships will provide full tuition fees and living stipend of $27,000 per annum for 3 years. The value of an ISS is equal to the estimated course cost as determined by the institution in accordance with regulations and a stipend which shall be equal to the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
-Thesis Allowance
-An allowance, to be determined by the university, will be paid upon presentation of original
receipts to the Graduate Research Office.
-The thesis allowance must be claimed within one year of the submission of the thesis for an examination and no more than 2 years after termination of the award.
-The amount paid will be up to the maximum rate applicable at the time of submission of the thesis.
-The allowance is a contribution to the costs of production of the thesis (i.e. typing support, photocopying, and binding) and does not include costs such as purchase of computer equipment.
-The thesis allowance is payable for costs associated with submission of a thesis, or the lodgement of bound copies of the thesis following approval, provided that the claim is made within  one year of the resubmission date or lodgement date. The combined total of allowances for submission and final submission must not exceed the approved maximum amount.

Selection Criteria: The university is required to select eligible applications on the basis of academic merit and through a competitive selection process. Applications will be referred to the Research Training Standing Committee for assessment.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application at the conclusion of the ranking process.

How to Apply: To apply please complete the application form and return to the Melbourne Graduate Research Office: You will also need to approach two referees who will submit a referee report directly to the University.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st March 2014.

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