UoN Research Higher Degree Scholarships In Australia for International Students 2018

Applications are now available for the UoN Research Higher Degree Scholarships for International Students in Australia, and Next scholarship round applications close 18 August; Latest Outcome Date: 1 December 2017; Latest Commencement Date: 30 July 2018. Only eligible persons will be considered for this scholarship program

School(Institutions/ Country): University of Newcastle (UoN) | Australia

Level: Postgraduate Research Programme

Field(s): any of the courses at University of Newcastle (UoN).

Deadline: Next scholarship round applications close 18 August; Latest Outcome Date: 1 December 2017; Latest Commencement Date: 30 July 2018

Funded By: University of Newcastle (UoN) and Commonwealth Government

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): UoN Research Higher Degree Scholarships are targeted forInternational students.


Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Specified

‣ Scholarship covers: 

  • An annual living allowance $26, 682 per annum (2017 rate – indexed annually)

The scholarship may also include:

  • a relocation allowance (up to $1,500)
  • a full tuition fee scholarship 
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students and their dependents)

PhD scholarships are for three and a half years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.


‣ The University offers a number of postgraduate research UoN Research Higher Degree Scholarships to support international research candidates. Applications are accepted between 1 January and 31 August each year.


Successful UoN Research Higher Degree Scholarships candidates usually have:

    • written statement of support from a UON supervisor
    • an satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
    • met admission eligibility criteria
    • be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the scholarship closing date in which you are applying.

Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

      • A master degree with strong research component
      • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

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Key scholarship conditions

    • be enrolled full-time (part-time enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances. Part-time scholarships are taxable)
    • be enrolled on-campus (off-campus enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances)
    • scholars may only work a maximum of 8 hours per week (between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
    • scholarship offers must be taken up by the latest commencement date for the round in which the scholar has applied.


‣ Scholarship outcomes are known from mid December each year.

Scholarship Application Method

Step 1 – Find a research degree

Find the right research degree for you on our full listing of:

Step 2 – Find a supervisor

All research degree candidates require a supervisor.

Scholarship applicants – All Commonwealth Government and UON scholarship applications must include a statement of support from a UON supervisor to be considered for scholarship. Support from a potential supervisor is needed before your application can be considered but does not guarantee that you will be offered admission or awarded a scholarship.

For admission only applicants – it is highly recommended you liaise with a UON supervisor prior to submitting your application.

Step 3 – Write a research proposal

You are required to submit a research proposal which is a clear statement describing your proposed area of research. Consultation with an academic staff member in your area of research interest is required.

Step 4 – Apply now

If you have already registered, continue to the online application form.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: Next scholarship round applications close 18 August; Latest Outcome Date: 1 December 2017; Latest Commencement Date: 30 July 2018

Round 1, 2018

  • Closing Date: 16 February  2018
  • Latest Outcome Date: 1 June 2018
  •  Latest Commencement Date: 1 November 2018

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about UoN Research Higher Degree Scholarships

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