Applications are invited for University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships at the University of Newcastle  in Australia. Application is open for international students to undertake research higher degree programme in 2018-2019 academic year .

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline:16 February 2018
Study in:
Providers:

University of Newcastle and Commonwealth Government

Course Level:Research scholarship
Field of Study:All subjects

Benefits for University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships: 

  • 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.

Eligibility for University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships: 

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.

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).


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