University of Newcastle and Commonwealth Government Scholarships in Australia, 2018

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University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships are available for international applicants. These scholarships are available to undertake research higher degree programme at the University of Newcastle.

The aim of the Commonwealth Government Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

The University of Newcastle, informally known as Newcastle University, an Australian public university established in 1965, has its primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Applicants must have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent and a high grade point average (GPA) and satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5).

Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake research higher degree programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.

Scholarship Award: 

  • Stipend The RTP Stipend provides a full-time living allowance of $26,682 per annum (2017 rate). The stipend is indexed annually and will be paid fortnightly through the University Payroll Office. Part-time stipends are taxable. The part-time living allowance is $13,341 per annum (2017 rate).
  • The R&I Global Engagement, UNRSC, UNRSC50:50, UNRSC25:75 and VIED scholarships provide a full-time living allowance of $26,682 per annum (2017 rate). Full-time living allowances are indexed annually and will be paid fortnightly through the University Payroll Office. Part-time stipends are taxable. The part-time living allowance is $13,341 per annum (2017 rate).
  • Relocation Allowance The RTP Allowance provides a relocation allowance of $1,500 will be paid to scholars who have relocated to Newcastle or Ourimbah from an overseas country to take up their scholarship award. This will be paid as a lump sum payment and included in the first pay.
  • Scholars who relocate to Newcastle or Ourimbah from within Australia will be eligible for a relocation allowance of up to $1,500 upon production of tax invoices/receipts relating to the relocation. Expenses claimable include: Travel to Newcastle/Ourimbah equivalent to the economy/student airfare, for scholar, spouse and dependents; , Removalist expenses, A per kilometre allowance if travelling by car, as determined by the University, up to the equivalent economy/student airfare costs. Scholars cannot claim for accommodation, meal costs, or direct petrol costs;
  • The maximum total amount payable for relocation allowance is $1,500.
  • The R&I Global Engagement, UNRSC, UNRSC50:50, UNRSC25:75 and VIED scholarships provide the same relocation allowance as the RTP Allowance.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) For international scholars receiving an RTP Stipend, R&I Global Engagement, UNRSC, UNRSC50:50 or UNRSC25:75, OSHC will be provided for the duration of the visa. VIED scholars will be covered for single overseas student health cover for the duration of the visa. Candidates are personally required to cover the cost of OSHC for any period of Visa where OSHC is not funded by a scholarship, for example ELICOS and/or extension of candidature beyond the two (MPhil) or four year (PhD) tenure.

Scholarship can be taken in the Australia

Eligibility: Eligibility criteria based on Commonwealth Government Scholarship Guidelines and candidates must:

  • Satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5)
  • Have a current offer of admission into a research higher degree.
  • Have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent and a high grade point average (GPA)
  • Be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the latest outcome date for the round in which they are applying.

Nationality: International Students are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent and a high grade point average (GPA).

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5).

International Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Application for admission must include:

  • Copies of all academic transcripts
  • A research proposal
  • Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications
  • If required, certified evidence of meeting the English proficiency requirement
  • Please ensure applicant attach the following documents to support their scholarship application: Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers, Curriculum Vitae, Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study and Any additional documents that may add to their scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal.

Online Application

Application Deadline: Application deadline is February 16, 2018.

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