Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarships for the Division of Natural Sciences





The Division of Natural Sciences offers a limited number of full-time postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding international students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD) in the Division of Natural Sciences.


Applications are sought from top-performing students currently enrolled in the final year of at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science or a relevant discipline or an equivalent degree (such as a combined Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree), at an international university. The final year of the degree must include an independent research component which accounts for a minimum of 25% of the final year marks awarded. The award of the scholarship is competitive on the basis of academic merit.

Amount awarded
The scholarship consists of the full cost of academic tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award indexed annually (APA stipend rates for 2016 are $26,288 for full-time students), and is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months.

Closing date
Commencement July - October 2017:
To be considered for the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship for commencement from July to October 2017 (Research Periods 3 and 4) applicants must:
  • Apply to Doctor of Philosophy in the Division of Natural Sciences via the online course application, and
  • Apply to the Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarship via the online scholarship application, by 30 November 2016.
To be considered for the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship applicants must satisfy eligibility criteria.

Commencement January - March 2018:
To be considered for the Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarship for commencement from January to March 2018 (Research Periods 1 and 2) applicants must:
  • Apply to Doctor of Philosophy in the Division of Natural Sciences via the online course application, and
  • Apply to the Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarship via the online scholarship application, by 30 April 2017.

Conditions of award
There are a limited number of Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, and applicants should be aware that they are awarded on an academic merit-based, competitive basis.

Eligibility
Applicants must:
  1. Be currently enrolled in the final year of a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science or relevant discipline, or an equivalent degree (such as a combined Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree), at an international university (a non-Australian university). The final year of the degree must include a research component which accounts for a minimum of 25% of the year;
  2. Have achieved a GPA greater than 85 or an average A grade, or have a relevant subject specific GPA of 90, or equivalent;
  3. May not be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency in Australia;
  4. Be commencing full time postgraduate research study at the University for the first time;
  5. Not be in receipt of any other tuition fee scholarship;
  6. Successfully complete their 4th year of their current Bachelors Degree in Science meeting the academic requirements of the scholarship and complete in time to commence studies at the University of Sydney in the relevant year and research period.

Selection process
Selection for a Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship is a merit-based and highly competitive process. Candidates will be selected in accordance with the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated academic excellence through current studies; and
  • Demonstrated high quality, innovative research capacity.
Applications will be reviewed and final selections decided by a committee comprising senior University of Sydney academic staff, and may include international representatives. The final selection of Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship candidates will be completed in November. Offer letters will be issued to successful applications shortly thereafter.





Popular Posts