University of Western Australia offers Scholarships for International Research Fees (SIRFs) for international students. These scholarships are offered to undertake the degree of Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy in Australia. The scholarship provide course tuition fees and standard health cover only for each semester of the course in line with the scholarship tenure and conditions. The basis of selection of award is academic achievement. Applications must be sent by the online application process by 31st January 2013.
Study Subject(s):The scholarship is provided for the areas in which the University has specialized research strengths and to support Australia’s research effort.
Course Level:This scholarship is for pursuing Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy.
Scholarship Provider: Scholarships Committee of the University
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
To be eligible to apply for a SIRF scholarship an applicant:
–must be eligible to enrol or be enrolled as a full-time student in a higher degree by research at the University upon commencement of their scholarship;
–must not have commenced a higher degree by research prior to year for which the scholarship is sought unless the applicant was unable to apply for a scholarship in the last selection round due to the timing of their enrolment;
–must not already be in receipt of another UWA Postgraduate Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (SIRF or IPRS) or a UWA International Living Allowance Scholarship (UIS or UPAIS);
–must have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement demonstrated by the award of a degree of First Class Honours standard or equivalent;
–must be a citizen of an overseas country, excluding New Zealand;
–must meet the University’s English language requirements for scholarship holders;
–must not have completed a degree either at the same level as, or at a higher level than, the degree for which candidature is sought;
–must enrol in an area of research concentration and be recommended by the head of the school in which the proposed study is to be undertaken;
–must not be an overseas student who is currently on an Australian Government sponsored scholarship such as AusAID seeking to apply for a SIRF immediately following the AusAID-funded study. Such candidates must meet the terms and conditions of these awards prior to applying for future funding. This applies to students under the Australian Sponsored Training Scholarships (ASTAS), the Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme (EMSS) and the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS).
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The International students can apply for this scholarship (not an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident).
Scholarship Description: The aim of the UWA SIRF scholarship is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas in which the University has specialized research strengths and to support Australia’s research effort. Successful applicants can expect to become members of a research team working under the direction of senior researchers and in an area which has attracted external resources. Application for a scholarship is also an application for admission to the University.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Duration of award(s): The scholarship is tenable for the duration of the course for which it is awarded which is:
-two years for the degree of master’s by research;
-three years for a doctoral degree.
What does it cover? These scholarships cover International Tuition Fees for up to four (4) years, as well as Overseas Health Cover for the award holder only. SIRF awardees may also be awarded a full living allowance scholarship.
Selection Criteria: Applications for SIRF scholarships are rated according to the following criteria: (a) Academic achievement; (b) English languate achievement; (c) Research training achievement; and (d) Proposed research environment. Allocation of scholarships is the outcome of a competitive ranking and selection process in which applications are scored and ranked by Schools, Faculties and the University Scholarships Committee, according to these common criteria on the basis of evidence provided.
Notification: Not known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application closing date is 31st January 2013.