MRes scholarships for international candidates

MRes scholarships for international candidates

Year 1

There are no general Macquarie University funded scholarships for international applicants applying for entry into Year 1 MRes.

Scholarship opportunities currently available to international students applying for admission into MRes Year 1 are limited to citizens of specific countries, as the scholarships are offered by overseas governments to their nationals.

Year 1 MRes candidates progressing to Year 2 in 2017 can apply for a scholarship in the 2017 IRTP round. Please refer to information under 'MRes/PhD bundle opportunities: pathway to PhD' below.

International MRes scholarship opportunities (Year 1)

Scholarship Title Status
Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam (VIED)

Macquarie University has partnered with Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnam, to offer scholarships to Vietnamese students whose outputs will contribute to the vision of VIED. The focus of the partnership is to provide high quality research training to qualified students from Vietnam with the aim of developing research collaborations between the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam and Macquarie University.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Hold Vietnamese citizenship
  2. Hold (or expect to obtain) an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a recognised institution, at a specified level of performance, usually a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale overall, or equivalent to a credit* average at highest level of study (*A credit grade is usually taken to be 65% or higher.)
  3. Be eligible for admission to a Master of Research (MRES) and not have already completed a MRES
  4. Be able to study full-time
  5. Be Shortlisted by MOET/VIED and Macquarie University, which will undertake final selection for the scholarship.

How to apply : Applicants will need to submit an application to both VIED and Macquarie University. VIED will shortlist the candidate for scholarship recommendation. Macquarie University will assess the application for MRES admission and scholarship eligibility.

  1. You will need to submit an application directly to VIED in order to be shortlisted. Refer to the Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) website or email for further information
  2. Submit an application with all supporting documents to Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO) at Macquarie University. Further information on can be found on the HDRO Applications page.

Please email for further enquires. Quote ‘VIED-MRES’ on your application.

Year 2

Scholarship opportunities available to international students applying for admission in MRes Year 2 are also limited to citizens of specific countries at this time. The following funding opportunities are available for Year 2 international MRes students at: HDR Scholarship International Candidates Only

  • China Scholarship Council (CSC)
  • Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Chilean Bicentennial Fund Scholarships
  • Vietnam International Education Development Scholarship
  • Peru Government Scholarship
  • Russian Government Scholarship Programs
  • Science Without Borders - Brazil Government Scholarship
  • Colombia Government Scholarship
  • Chilean Bicentennial Fund Scholarships

MRES/PhD 'bundle' opportunities: pathway to PhD

The University offers a limited number of scholarships to international MRes candidates applying for an MRes/PhD 'bundle' (i.e. MRes Year 2 and 3-year PhD) through the competitive IRTP (International Research Training Program scholarship) round each year. Applicants will have to complete an HDR Application form for Candidature and Scholarship.

Applicants for admission to a MRes Year 2 'bundle' or PhD, who are (counter) offered entry to MRes Year 2 with a provisional 3-year PhD and who rank competitively for IRTP scholarship, may be offered a scholarship to cover their MRes Year 2 tuition fees and a living stipend.

To be eligible for the 3-year PhD scholarship, MRes Year 2 candidates must achieve a minimum of 85% in their Year 2 MRes. This scholarship is also subject to Faculty approval. The 3-year PhD scholarship covers the tuition fee and a living stipend at the rate of the Research Training Program (RTP).

Program Year Value Minimum requirement
MRes Year 2 $26,288 (2016 RTP rate) plus tuition fees Offered entry into MRes year 2 and ranked competitively in an IRTP round.
PhD for 3 years $26,288 per annum (2016 RTP rate) plus tuition fees 85 or above obtained for MRes year 2 (entering PhD in 2016
or 2017). From 2018 PhD scholarships for MRes graduates will be awarded through a competitive ranking process.

Additional to the main IRTP round scholarships, MRes/PhD 'bundle' scholarships currently available for specific projects are advertised on our web site at HDR Scholarships for Domestic and International
Opportunities are updated regularly.

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