The Faculty of Science offers a limited number of full-time postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding international students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD) in the Faculty of Science. Applications are sought from top-performing students currently enrolled in the final year of either a four-year Bachelors degree in Science or a four-year Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree in Science, 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.
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 2013 are $24,653 for full-time students), and is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to a maximum of one year.
To be considered for the 2014 Semester Two (commencing August 2014), Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, applicants must satisfy eligibility criteria. Applications for admission to the PhD program in the Faculty of Science and submission of the online scholarship form must be completed by 30 September 2013.
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.
Be currently enrolled in the final year of either a four-year Bachelors degree in Science or a four-year Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree in Science, 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 marks awarded.;
Have achieved a GPA greater than 85 or an average A grade, or have a relevant subject specific GPA of 90, or equivalent;
May not be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency in Australia;
Be commencing full time postgraduate study at the University for the first time;
Not be in receipt of any other tuition fee scholarship;
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 Semester 2 2014.
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.
March -September 2013
Submit your application for PhD and complete the online scholarship form
30 September 2013
Applications close for the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Successful scholarship applicants notified
Semester 2, 2014 commences
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The Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarships for the Faculty of Science