W J Weeden Postgraduate Research Scholarship In Australia, 2014/2015

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The University of Canberra is offering PhD scholarship that provides exemption from tuition fees for international students. This W J Weeden Postgraduate Research Scholarship offers a stipend (living allowance) equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Award ($24,653 per annum 2013 rate. It is available for the duration of the course (up to 3 years). A Weeden Stipend which is awarded to a recipient on an international student visa will also cover the cost of required overseas health insurance premiums for the recipient only. A Weeden Stipend will not be awarded to a candidate who is in receipt of an equivalent award. Recipients must accept both a place in the Doctor of Philosophy course as well as the scholarship by the date specified in the offer letter.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is available for Doctor of Philosophy course at the University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider:
The University of Canberra 
Scholarship can be taken at:
Australia

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Weeden Stipend, an applicant must:
-have completed a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment;
-be enrolled, or be seeking to enrol, as a full-time candidate in a Doctor of Philosophy course at the University;
-be a domestic or international applicant to a higher degree by Research course at University of Canberra; and
-not have consumed more than 2.5 equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) (i.e. have been enrolled in a maximum of 2.5 years full-time equivalent (FTE) study) in current enrolment in a HDR by the date that stipend payments are due to commence.

Scholarship Open for International Students: This scholarship is open to domestic and international students.

Scholarship Description: WJ Weeden Research Stipend Scholarships (Weeden Stipends) are awarded to applicants of exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research (HDR). Weeden Stipends are provided to assist with general living costs through the provision of a stipend. A Weeden Stipend which is awarded to a recipient on an international student visa will also cover the cost of required overseas health insurance premiums for the recipient only. A Weeden Stipend does not cover the cost of student union or amenities fees, costs associated with overseas fieldwork or bridging English language courses.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):The duration of a full-time Weeden Stipend is three years for a candidate undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy course.

What does it cover? A Weeden Stipend carries an annual tax free stipend of the amount of which is noted in the recipient’s offer letter. The level of the stipend will not be reduced during the period of the award. The stipend will be paid in fortnightly instalments.

Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: You must provide a full CV, 1,000 word proposal and two examples of academic writing including one published work and the name and contact details of two academic referees.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application Deadline is 31st October 2014.

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