University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNRS External)

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University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNRS External) funded from external sources (e.g., research grants) become available throughout the year, and are advertised on the Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia at JASON : Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia.

These scholarships are available to both domestic and international students and are usually tenable for two years for Master's degree candidates and three years for PhD candidates, subject to satisfactory academic progress. These awards provide a living allowance ($22,500 p.a. in 2010), and may also provide a relocation allowance and thesis allowance for the candidate (depending on the funding source).

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet eligibility requirements before the closing date and must have an offer of admission to a research higher degree. Applicants for all schemes must have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of attaining:
•   TOEFL score of at least 575 (minimum score of 4.5 in the TWE) - paper based test. Computer based test requires score of at least 232 (minimum score of 4.5 Essay Rating);
•   IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no individual subtest score less than 6.

Note that applicants are not eligible for:
•   Support for a research Master degree if they already hold a research Master degree or equivalent;
•   Support from any RHD scholarship if they already hold a research Doctoral degree or equivalent;
•   UNRS if they have previously held an equivalent scholarship for six months or more, for the same award.

To receive details on how to apply for a Scholarship, email International Admissions:

Applications close on 31 August each year.