Are you a bachelor’s or master’s degree holder who would like to expand your horizons and take your education to the next level by pursuing a postgraduate programme abroad? The good news is — there are many master’s or PhD scholarships in Australia available for international students to study for free (or nearly free) in the Land of the Down Under.
There are many perks and benefits that you could reap as an international student in Australia. Among them is getting to attend one of the many prestigious universities in the country. In the latest QS World University Rankings 2022, seven Australian universities rank in the top 100.
The global exposure you could gain from working alongside seasoned academics, as well as the opportunity to interact with the locals and experience their culture makes a study abroad experience invaluable and worthwhile. With a fully-funded or partial scholarship, it’s even better as you do not have to worry about financial matters.
– Australian Government Research Training Program(RTP) Scholarship
– University International Postgraduate Award(UIPA)
– Tuition Fee Scholarship(TFS) plus a Research Stipend
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Under the “International Research Scholarship” scheme by the University of New South Wales, this is possible. UNSW is ranked #45 in the latest QS World University Ranking, a testament to its high-quality teaching and research output.
It is now offering three types of research master’s or PhD scholarships in Australia for international students. Let’s explore them in more detail below:
Three master’s and PhD scholarships in Australia by UNSW: Must-know details
Australian Government Research Training Programme (RTP) Scholarship
If you apply for the Australian Government Research Training Programme (RTP) scholarship, you could stand to receive 28,854 Australian dollars per year from the Australian government.
Besides having your tuition fees fully waived, you will receive Australia’s standard health insurance plan for international students: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). This scholarship will cover your PhD studies for three and a half years and master’s studies for two years. You may pursue any field of study with this scholarship.
University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)
Recipients of this award are entitled to similar benefits given to RTP scholars with the exception of the OSHC plan. The University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) is funded by UNSW itself.
Under this award, you may pursue any field of study at the PhD level. This scholarship will cover your PhD studies for three and a half years and master’s studies for two years.
Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend
This scholarship is valued at A$28,854 per annum per year. Scholars will get an additional stipend funded by an UNSW faculty, school or supervisor.
Like the other two scholarships, you may pursue any field of study at the PhD level (lasting three in a half years) or at the research master’s level (which typically lasts two years).
How to submit your application
If you feel you have what it takes to qualify for the above scholarships, simply highlight the fact that you would like to be considered for a UNSW scholarship on your application for admission to a programme. Then, select your preferred application round. Applicants to this scholarship are recommended to discuss potential stipend funding with their supervisor.
You may apply and be considered for all of the above scholarships. For more information about the application process, click here.
If you would like to check whether you have made progress with your application in stages, check out the important Key Dates which highlight the ”Offers Released” date.
You should submit your application for any of the scholarships by Sept. 30 2022. Successful recipients will commence their studies either in the second or third term of the 2023 academic year.