Author Topic: W J Weeden Postgraduate Research Scholarship at University of Canberra, 2014  (Read 215 times)

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University of Canberra is awarding postgraduate research scholarship for domestic or international students to undertake a higher degree by research (HDR). The PhD scholarship provides exemption from tuition fees for international students. It offers a stipend (living allowance) equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Award. The Weeden Stipend rates are indexed each year to compensate for increases in living costs. The University may approve a part-time Weeden Stipend for a domestic recipient only if the recipient has exceptional circumstances. The application deadline is 31st October 2014.

Study Subject (s):Scholarship is awarded to learn any of the courses available at University of Canberra.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for undertaking a higher degree by research (HDR) at University of Canberra.

Scholarship Provider: Family of the late W J Weeden

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Accreditation: 
University of Canberra is accredited by ASAIHL and New Generation Universities.

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.

A Weeden Stipend will not be awarded to a candidate who:

-is in receipt of an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the Weeden Stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule;

-is on paid study leave;

-holds a research doctorate or equivalent;

-has previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship (including an APA or an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) (APAI)) unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments commencing; or

-has consumed more than 2.5 EFTSL in current enrolment in a HDR by the date that stipend payments are due to commence.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Domestic or International Applicants can apply for this postgraduate research scholarship.

Scholarship Description: This Scholarship is generously funded by the family of the late W J Weeden. The PhD scholarship provides exemption from tuition fees for international students. 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).

Number of award(s):Not Known

Duration of award(s): This postgraduate research scholarship is awarded for up to 3 years.

What does it cover? The PhD scholarship provides exemption from tuition fees for international students. It offers a stipend (living allowance) equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Award. In 2014, the stipend will be paid at the following rates:

-$25, 392 pa tax-free for a full-time candidate; and

-$12, 696 pa taxable for a part-time candidate.

The Weeden Stipend rates are indexed each year to compensate for increases in living costs.

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: Not Known

How to Apply: Submit all completed forms and supporting documentation to the Research Students’ Office research.scholarship-at-canberra.edu.au.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st October 2014.

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