Monday, July 13, 2015

The University of Newcastle Australia (UON) University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships

Full-time research students at the University of Newcastle Australia (UON) are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during one main round offer. They provide a living allowance so you can commit to full-time study. 

Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.

A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:
  • An annual living allowance $25,849 p.a. (2015 rate - indexed annually)
The scholarship may also include:
  • a relocation allowance (up to $2,020)
  • a thesis allowance (up to $500)
  • a full tuition fee scholarship (international students)
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students)

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

For domestic students - up to three of the highest ranked domestic applicants will receive a Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Outstanding Candidates. If you are awarded this scholarship, you receive an additional $10,000 per annum on top of the living allowance.

Currently enrolled candidates can apply for a scholarship by contacting

New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for admission.
Your application for admission must include:
  • Copies of all academic transcripts
  • A research proposal
  • Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications
  • If required, certified evidence of meeting the English proficiency requirement

Please ensure you attach the following documents to support your scholarship application:
  • Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study
  • Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal

International applications close 31 August at 4PM
Domestic applications close 31 October at 4PM

For further details and application please visit the University of Newcastle Australia (UON) University and Commonwealth GovernmentScholarships page.

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