Australia: Postgraduate Scholarships
The number of government awards on offer varies from year to year. In 2003, Macquarie was able to offer 6 full tuition-free awards for international research students. Given the number of applications received, there is intense competition for these awards. To receive a first round offer or to be ranked on the reserve list, an applicant would normally need to have at least a four-year Bachelor degree with first-class honours in the mid to high range, or else, provide evidence of equivalent first-class honours achievement.
Such evidence could include further research experience, publications (preferably refereed), conference presentations, the completion of a Master degree by research or with a research component or outstanding progress in a current higher degree research program.
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
These awards, which are limited in number and for which there is considerable competition, are available for tenure by graduates who wish to undertake postgraduate study and research in Australian institutions of higher education.
Applicants must be citizens of countries other than Australia and New Zealand , and must not hold permanent residency of Australia .
Scholarships will cover tuition fees only and overseas student health insurance premiums for a period of two years for a Master Degree and three years for a PhD Degree. Application materials are available from the following website:
Endeavour Programme - Scholarships
The Endeavour Programme is an Australian Government initiative, bringing together under the one umbrella all of the Department of Education, Science and Training's (DEST) international scholarships, so that high achieving students and scholars from around the world can undertake study or research in Australia. The awards available through this programme include:
Endeavour Asia Awards
Endeavour Japan Awards
Endeavour Europe Awards
Endeavour Research Fellowships
Endeavour Australia AusAID Research Fellowships
Endeavour Australia Cheong Kong Awards
For further information on each of these awards, please visit: