HDR main scholarship rounds

HDR main scholarship rounds

Macquarie University holds two main HDR scholarship rounds offering University and Commonwealth Government funded scholarships. One round is for domestic candidates and one round for international candidates.

Domestic round

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) and Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES)
The main scholarship round for domestic candidates is the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Applicants applying for an APA may be automatically considered for a University funded Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) in the same round. No allocation reference numbers apply. Applicants should refer to main round scholarships as '(year) APA/MQRES' on their application. More information about the APA round is available at domestic only scholarship page when the round is open.

Current MRES candidates do not need to apply for scholarships.  They will be considered for scholarships automatically once their their examination outcomes are available.  For more information, please refer to the MRES Examination FAQs.

Closes: 31 October each year for scholarships commencing in semester 1 of the following year.

International round

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (IMQRES)
The main scholarship round for international candidates is the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) round for international candidates. Applicants applying for an IPRS may be automatically considered for the University funded International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (IMQRES) in the same round. No allocation reference numbers apply. Applicants should refer to main round scholarships as '(year) IPRS/IMQRES' on their application. More information is available at international only scholarship page when the round is open.

Current MRES candidates do not need to apply for scholarships.  They will be considered for scholarships automatically once their examination outcomes are available.  For more information, please refer to the MRES Examination FAQs.

Closes: 31 July each year for scholarships commencing in semester 1 of the following year.

HDR scholarships

Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES, domestic or iMQRES, international) 

The Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) scheme allocates funds annually to to attract and support high quality domestic and international research candidates to undertake research primarily in the University's identified strategic priority areas, as well as the broader University community.

The conditions of award and stipend are similar to the APA, with the international version offering tuition fees for the scholarship tenure. Domestic students receive tuition fees under the Australian Government RTS scheme.

In addition to MQRES/IMQRES offered in the main scholarship rounds, MQRES and IMQRES scholarships for specific projects are available for application all year round at domestic only scholarship page and domestic and International scholarship page

The project specific scholarships on these pages are allocated a reference number or name which should be written onto the application.

Also refer to How to apply and requirements  and Scholarship conditions of award  for further information.

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