Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ECU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (ECUPRS Int)





The ECUPRS Int. scheme is both prestigious and highly competitive. ECUPRS Int. scholarships are offered each year for tenure at Edith Cowan University.

The scholarships provide the recipient with tuition fee and health care cover for the duration of their research degree. In addition, each successful ECUPRS Int. recipient will be offered an ECU International Stipend (ECUIS) to meet living costs for the same period.


Application opening date: 1 March 2015
Application closing date: 15 May 2015
Method of application: Download form

Scholarship Value
Amount: $27,000 per year (tax free) stipend/living allowance plus tuition fees and overseas health cover paid
Frequency: Fortnightly
Method: Electronic funds transfer

Tenure:
  • 1-2 years for a Master by research dependent on course length
  • Up to 3 years for a Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

Eligibility requirements
Course Requirements
Applicants should have completed at least four years of tertiary education study at a high level of achievement for example:
  • Four year degree (e.g. Engineering or Law)
  • Three year degree and one of the following:
    • Honours year
    • one year of a higher degree
    • one year of a Masters preliminary or other qualifying programme
    • Postgraduate diploma

The awardees should also have:
  • Completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the ECU as having an equivalent level of attainment
  • Must have their course application for study in the PhD or Master by research programme approved by ECU before being considered for an offer of a scholarship
    Where an offer of a place in the course is conditional, an applicant is normally not eligible for scholarship consideration until that condition has been met.
  • The intention to undertake study in a course and research topic within one of the University's areas of research activity
Please note:
  • not all degree combinations will be considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian First Class Honours degree
  • a student with a two-year Masters degree, but no Bachelors degree, may be considered with other masters graduates if the University regards this as equivalent
Exclusions
To be eligible applicants must not have previously gained or currently hold any of the following:
  • Research doctorate, which is deemed the equivalent of an Australian research doctorate degree
  • Master by research degree if seeking admission to Master by research degree
  • Another substantial scholarship provided by ECU (e.g., faculty, school or research centre scholarship) or an external provider

Other Exclusions/Limitations
  • Applicants enrolled in, or intending to enrol in, the Doctor of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (L23) are ineligible to apply for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • Applicants undertaking the four-year Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) (U93) are only eligible to apply for a postgraduate research scholarship after the completion of the first year of the course. A scholarship will ONLY cover the three (3) years of full-time research
  • Applicants undertaking the four-year Doctor of Psychology by research (T29) are eligible to apply for a postgraduate research scholarship although the duration of the scholarship would ONLY cover three (3) years

Additional Eligibility requirements for International Students
Applicants must:
  • meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Department of Health and Ageing
  • meet all University admission requirements, including English proficiency, and be made an unconditional offer of a place in a higher degree by research (either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master by research)
  • not currently be receiving a scholarship provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) or have completed an AusAID scholarship within the last two years

Nationality:
  • International

Level of study:
  • Higher degree research (including Masters by Research)

Faculty:
  • Any

School:
  • Any

Study mode:
  • Full-time on-campus





For further details and application please visit the ECU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (ECUPRS Int) page.

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