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UQ International Scholarship (UQI) For International Students in Australia, 2016

If you looking for recognized higher education, the prestige of Australia, University of Queensland is offering scholarships to outstanding international students undertaking a research higher degree.

The mission of the UQ University is to influence society by engaging in the pursuit of excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ helps shape the future by bringing together and developing leaders in their fields to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that benefit the world. UQ strives for the personal and professional success of its students, staff and alumni.

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The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge.

In order to apply applicants must have a score equivalent to four semesters of Sound Achievement in Queensland Studies Authority English or Australian or international equivalent. Less than four semesters may be considered for some programs and at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing.

Course Level: award is awarded for undertaking a research higher degree.

Study Subject: award is available to learn any of the courses offered by the university.

Award: This scholarship covers tuition fees and $26,288 per annum (2016 rate), indexed annually. The UQI scholarship is a UQ funded scholarship which provides a tuition fee award and a living allowance. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is not covered by this application .

The living allowance scholarship is co-funded by the Graduate School and the enrolling school or institute.  Therefore nomination for this application depends on the funding being available within your enrolling school or institute.

Award can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the UQ International Scholarship (UQI):
-Be an international student studying full-time and onshore in Australia.
-Be nominated by the enrolling school or institute.
-Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the research higher degree program.
-Not hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking.
-Not be receiving an award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the UQI rate to undertake the research higher degree program.
-A part-time student, who is resident on a temporary resident visa, with career’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.
-Students can be considered for scholarship twice. Consideration can be prior to enrolment, or in any scholarship round up to and including the first round after the confirmation milestone is achieved.
-In instances where the candidate is awarded a scholarship after commencement there will be no retrospective payments of this application .

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this application programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The applicant must be an international student studying full-time and onshore in Australia is eligible to apply for this programme.

English Language Requirements: In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, you will have to demonstrate you have the appropriate level of English language skills.
-To meet the UQ’s English language proficiency requirements, you must demonstrate one of the following:
-a score equivalent to four semesters of Sound Achievement in Queensland Studies Authority English or Australian or international equivalent. Less than four semesters may be considered for some programs.
-at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements; see individual program requirements.

Test Requirement: Applicants have to take equivalent tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic are also accepted and other qualifications and experience may also be considered.
-Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE).

Supporting Material: To demonstrate your English language proficiency via Queensland Studies Authority English or equivalent Australian or international studies, you must provide certified copies of all relevant academic transcripts and award certificates with your application.

For other students satisfying requirements with IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic results, specific arrangements apply. Tests must be taken within two years of commencing study at UQ.

How to Apply: To apply for admission to the UQ PhD or MPhil program and a scholarship visit the UQ Graduate School website.
-The Postgraduate Administration Officer (PGAO) in your proposed enrolling school or institute will be able to help you through the application process and assist you with any questions you may have.
-Students can apply at any time for admission to research higher degree programs. However, students who wish to be considered for a UQ Graduate School scholarship should note that the RHD Scholarship Selection Committee meets two times a year to select the recipients. In order to have your application considered for recommendation by the school/institute we advise that you submit your application for admission and scholarship as early as possible.

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Application Deadline: application deadline is 5 February 2016.

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