Dean’s Excellence in Science PhD Scholarships at the University of Western Australia for International Applicants in Australia, 2019

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Description

The Faculty of Science is offering a limited number of prestigious postgraduate research scholarships to academically outstanding international and domestic students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in the Faculty of Science. The scholarship package is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months.

The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

About the University
The University of Western Australia is a research-intensive university in Perth, Australia that was established by an act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911 and began teaching students for the first time in 1913.

Level
PhD

Field
Sciences

Benefits
All Dean’s Excellence in Science PhD Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes:
1. A stipend living allowance of $40,000 per annum.
2. Research travel/conference allowance of $5000 per annum.
3. A research operating and submission costs allowance of $5000 per annum
4. Overseas student single health cover (for international students)
5. Tuition fees.

The scholarship package is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months.

Eligibility

1. Australian and international applicants are eligible to apply.

2. Entrance Requirements: To be considered for the Dean’s Excellence in Science Ph.D. Scholarship applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Domestic Students
  • Meet the requirements for entry to the nominated course including satisfying the requirements enrolled as a full-time international student or, in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the University, as a part-time domestic student in an HDR at the University by the date of commencement of the scholarship;
  • Be intending to enrol or be enrolled as an internal student based on a campus of the University for most or all of their period of candidature and scholarship tenure unless approval is granted for external enrolment
    International Students

  • Meet the requirements for entry to the nominated course including satisfying the requirements
  • Have a bachelor’s degree with first class honours (H1) or equivalent
  • Be eligible to enrol or be enrolled as a full-time student in a higher degree by research (HDR) in an area of research concentration at the University upon commencement of their scholarship
  • Not have commenced an HDR prior to the year for which the scholarship is sought unless the applicant was unable to apply for a scholarship in the last selection round due to the timing of their enrolment;
  • Be a citizen of an overseas country, excluding New Zealand
  • Meet the University’s English language requirements for HDR scholarship holders
  • Not have completed a degree either at the same level as, or at a higher level than, the degree for which candidature is sought
  • Not be an overseas student who is currently on an Australian Government sponsored scholarship such as Australian Awards Development Scholarship seeking to apply for an IPRS immediately following the Australian Awards Development Scholarship funded study. Such candidates must meet the terms and conditions of these awards prior to applying for future funding. This applies to students under the Australian Sponsored Training Scholarships (ASTAS), the Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme (EMSS) and the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS).
  • Applicants must meet the requirements for entry to the nominated course including satisfying the requirements.

    Deadline
    October 31, 2018

    Application Process

    Applicants for a Dean’s Excellence in Science Scholarship are required to make contact with potential supervisors before submitting their application.

    Our PhD Opportunities in Science web pages provide information on a selection of specific research projects.

    The Future Students website gives general information on how to identify a supervisor.

    Domestic applicants

    Once a supervisor has been identified, domestic applicants must complete and submit the online application for the Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships as advertised on the UWA website by the advertised closing date (31 October 2018).

    International applicants

    Step 1: International applicants may complete the online enquiry form that helps us match your research interests with potential supervisors.

    Step 2: Once a supervisor has been identified, International applicants must then complete and submit the online application for the International Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships advertised on the UWA website by the advertised closing date (31 August 2018). Follow the iAthena link in the above page to submit your online

    Scholarship Link

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