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Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (DUPRS) in Australia, 2014

Applications are invited for University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (DUPRS). The studentships are funded by Deakin University. Awards are available to domestic and international students. Applicants must have achieved a first class Honours degree or equivalent. The studentships are granted on the academic merit, research experience. The deadline for application is 31 October for domestic citizens and 31 July for International citizens.

Study Subject(s): Courses offered by the university.
Course Level: This scholarship is awarded to students for postgraduate research.
Scholarship Provider: Deakin University
Award can be taken at: Deakin University

Eligibility: Successful applicants must have achieved a first class Honours degree or equivalent. Awards are only available to those who will be undertaking a Masters or Doctoral degree full-time in 2014 and have applied for, or are currently enrolled in, a higher degree by research. Applicants who have commenced their graduate research degree must have at least 12 months full-time or equivalent candidature remaining. Applicants who have previously held  DUPR for six months or more cannot be considered for another DUPR. The primary criterion is a high standard of Honours (a year of assessed research following an undergraduate course) or its equivalent. Equivalence could include:
-research Masters’ degree with at least 2/3 of the degree comprising a thesis graded at 80%+.
-coursework Masters’ degrees or graduate diplomas which includes a research project or thesis of 10,000 to 20,000 words to 80%+ standard and research methodology units.
-comparable qualifications from international universities including a research project or thesis of 10,000 to 20,000 words and GPA 80%+ standard.
-relevant postgraduate research experience.
-independently refereed journal articles, publications, or conference papers.
-professional reporting or prior learning.
-research related awards or prizes.
-other evidence of research ability.

Open for International Students: This scholarship is for international students.

 Description: The Australian Federal Government while the DUPRSs are funded by Deakin University. Award is available to domestic and international students.Applicants can apply for candidature only (without scholarship) at any time during the year. However, candidature and applications must be lodged by the deadlines listed below.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

 Duration of award(s): Not known

What does it cover?
-A stipend of $25,392 per annum tax exempt (2014 rate)
-A relocation allowance up to $1840 (2014 rate) awarded to students who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study   at Deakin
-Paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.

Selection criteria: Selection for programmes is based on academic merit, research experience, publications relative to opportunity, alignment of the project with strategic priorities and the supervisory experience/support of the potential supervisors.

Notification: Not known

 How to Apply: Applications for most research degrees are made via an online form.

Application Deadline:
Domestic – (Australian citizen or permanent resident; New Zealand citizen)
Applications open 1 May and close 31 October
Applications open 1 February and close 31 July

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application