Author Topic: 2013 W J Weeden Postgraduate Research Stipend Scholarships for International Students, Australia  (Read 315 times)

scholarman

  • Hero
  • *******
  • Posts: 1386
  • Rating: +0/-0
University of Canberra offers W J Weeden postgraduate research scholarships to applicants of exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research. This scholarship is open to domestic and international students and is generously funded by the family of the late W J Weeden. 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. Weeden Stipends are provided to assist with general living costs through the provision of a stipend. The duration of a full-time Weeden Stipend is three years for a candidate undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy course. Selection of Weeden Stipend recipients will be undertaken by the University Research Scholarships Committee on the basis of academic merit and research potential. The application deadline is  31 October 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided for any Doctor of Philosophy course at the University.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate research degree level at University of Canberra.

Scholarship Provider: Family of the late W J Weeden

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 higher degree by research at the time of applying for the Weeden Stipend.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Domestic or International Applicants can apply for these scholarships.

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 awarded to a recipient on an international student visa will also cover the cost of required health insurance premiums for the recipient and their dependants.

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.

-Scholarship recipients will be assessed formally no less than annually through the Annual Progress Report process for continued eligibility of their awards.

-The duration of a Weeden Stipend will be reduced by any period of study undertaken:towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Weeden Stipend: previously while receiving an Australian Postgraduate Coursework Award.

-Leave allowances,i.e. University-approved sick leave and parental leave as prescribed in these conditions, are added to the duration of the recipient’s scholarship.

What does it cover? It offers a stipend (living allowance) equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Award ($24,653 per annum 2013 rate, tax free and indexed annually) and is available for the duration of the course (up to 3 years). The level of the stipend will not be reduced during the period of the award. The stipend will be paid in fortnightly installments. Payment is calculated from the date upon which the recipient commences enrollment in the HDR degree.

Selection criteria: Selection of Weeden Stipend recipients will be undertaken by the University Research Scholarships Committee on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

Notification: Only successful applicants will be notified. University will be contacting all successful applicants up until the 20th of December 2013.

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply to undertake a research degree at the University of Canberra and also wish to apply for a 2014 scholarship, there are two separate applications to complete:

-Application for Higher Degree by Research - the application and all supporting documentation must be submitted to research.admissions-at-canberra.edu.au; and

-Without your supporting documentation your application will be severely disadvantaged.

-Submit all completed scholarship forms and supporting documentation to the Research Students’ Office, research. scholarship-at-canberra.edu.au by 31 October 2013.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is  31st October 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application