Thursday, July 23, 2015

UTS International Research Scholarship (IRS)

The UTS International Research Scholarship (IRS) is provided by the University as part of its long term commitment to internationalisation with a particular view to enhancing its international inks and profile in research. It is aimed at attracting high quality international students to work in areas of research strength.

The IRS only covers tuition fees under a doctoral or masters degree by research. It does not provide for the cost of standard Overseas Health Cover (OSHC), living allowance, travel, conference attendance, medical costs associated with the issue or renewal of a student visa, thesis expenses, the cost of English language testing, tuition fees for bridging English language courses, or costs associated with study-related field trips. The IRS scholarship is not transferable to another institution.

To be eligible for an IRS, a student must:
(a) be an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth); and
(b) purchase and maintain a standard OSHC policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA); and
(c) be commencing full-time enrolment for the first-time in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at an eligible scholarship provider (such as the University.
The provider may also consider students who:
 i. commenced their HDR in the previous year but who, due to the timing of their application and subsequent enrolment, were unable to apply for the scholarship in that year; or
ii. commenced a HDR and terminated that enrolment within six months of commencement; or iii. are nominated by their Faculty/Institute for strategic reasons related to their research project; or iv. have been approved for a course transfer to a different Faculty/Institute; and
(d) be enrolled as a full-time student; and
(e) be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as one of its areas of research concentration; and
(f) not have completed a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature; and (g) not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship
The maximum value of an IRS in a year is equal to the estimated annual tuition fee, as specified in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), for the HDR being undertaken by the student.

Scholarship application deadline: 20 August 2015.

For further details and application please visit the UTS International Research Scholarship (IRS) page.

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