Scholarships for international candidates

Scholarships for international candidates

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Name of Scholarship

Macquarie University funds Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships through the Research Training Program scheme (iRTP) and Macquarie Research Training Program scholarship scheme (iMQRTP) for international candidates. We fund postgraduate candidates of exceptional research promise and develop researchers with a proven capacity for research.

The Strategic Research Framework 2015 – 2024 is our roadmap by which we deliver World - Leading Research with World - Changing Impact.

100% of Macquarie University’s Research has been evaluated as being world class or above through the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ratings.

For Session 1 2017 commencement Macquarie University is offering International Research Training Program (iRTP) and International Macquarie Research Training Program Scholarships (iMQRTP).

Applications are open to new international applicants and to currently enrolled international MPhil or PhD candidates.

The University also offers a limited number of scholarships to international Master of Research (MRes) candidates applying for an MRes/PhD 'bundle' (i.e. MRes Year 2 and 3-year PhD (1 plus 3 years)) through this competitive round.

What is an RTP?

The Research Training Program (RTP) is a government-funded scholarship offered to postgraduate students of exceptional research promise. The number of international RTP places available varies from year to year.

Value and tenure

The RTP covers international tuition fees and compulsory health cover, for up to three years for a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and for up to two years for a full-time Masters of Philosophy (MPhil).

The RTP has three components:

  • a living allowance stipend, valued at $26,682 per annum tax exempt (2017 rate) which is paid as a fortnightly stipend;
  • an international tuition fee offset; and
  • compulsory overseas student health cover.

Macquarie University usually supplements these scholarship places on offer with its own internally funded scheme, the Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (iMQRTP). The iMQRTP scheme is a Doctoral (PhD) scholarship program that aims to support exceptional research students.

The iMQRTP has two components:

  • a living allowance stipend, valued at $26,682 per annum tax exempt (2017 rate) which is paid as a fortnightly stipend; and
  • an international tuition fee offset.

Macquarie also offers a limited number of scholarships to international Master of Research (MRes) candidates applying for an MRes/PhD 'bundle' (i.e. MRes Year 2 and 3-year PhD) through the competitive international scholarshipround each year. Candidates will be awarded a provisional PhD offer, and they will be considered for a 3 year PhD scholarship funded by the University on a competitive basis upon successful completion of their MRes Year 2.

Eligibility

Applicants must be citizens of countries other than Australia or New Zealand, and not Australian Permanent Residents.

Successful applicants will usually have:

  • an outstanding academic record
  • a history of scholarships and prizes at the undergraduate level
  • and may have evidence of peer-reviewed research activity, such as publications and/or conference presentations.

While currently enrolled PhD and MPhil candidates are eligible to apply, any consumed prior enrolment will be counted as advanced standing and will reduce the maximum scholarship duration offered.

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

Application

Applications are now open.

To apply, go to How to Apply.
New applicants for the international scholarship round must apply via the E-application system.
For applicants currently enrolled at Macquarie University please submit the hard copy version of the application form.

Additional Information for Applicants (PDF)

We strongly recommend that all applicants submit their application and all required documents well before the closing date. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Important Note: Referee reports are checked for authenticity. Referees may be contacted to verify details. Once completed, referee reports should not be returned to the applicant. The referee is requested to email this report directly to the University at the address provided.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Emailed applications are not accepted.

The completed and submitted E application or original application must be received no later than 31 July 2016. (5pm AEST for hard copy applications, 11.59pm AEST for E applications)

Successful applicants must commence the scholarship in Session 1, 2017.

Application Outcome Notification

Applicants shall be advised of the outcome of their applications from mid-October 2016 onwards.

Contact

Scholarships Officers, Higher Degree Research office
Phone: (02) 9850 1893 or (02) 9850 9782
Email: hdrschol@mq.edu.au
Website: HDR Scholarships

Bolashak Scholarship

Macquarie University and the Centre for International Program, JSC (CIP) are collaborating on promoting scholarship opportunities (the Bolashak Scholarship) to selected graduate students from the Republic of Kazakhstan. This includes:

  • Master of Research
  • PhD Program
  • Jointly Supervised PhD Program ("Cotutelle").

The Bolashak Scholarship Includes:

  • Tuition fees for the full period of study
  • Stipend for the full period of study (paid directly to the student by CIP)
  • Cost of Overseas Student Health Cover

Application Procedure:

  1. Applicants should apply first to Macquarie University: How to apply . In the Scholarship section of the online application, candidates should select “other” and type in “Bolashak Scholarship” into the free text section.
  2. Applicants will be assessed by Macquarie University according to the normal rules, policies and procedures.
  3. If successful, candidates will receive a provisional offer letter via email.
  4. Applicants will then apply to the CIP and include in their application the provisional offer letter from Macquarie University.
  5. The CIP will assess the candidates according to their own rules, policies and procedures
  6. If successful, CIP will notify MQ of the candidates selected for the "Bolashak Scholarship"

Application Deadline:

There are no application deadlines at Macquarie University. Applications are accepted all year round. However, candidates should check the CIP website for their application deadlines.

Research Priorities include (but are not limited to):

  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Technical Sciences
  • Historical Sciences
  • Economics and Management
  • Philosophical Sciences
  • Philological Sciences
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Political Sciences
  • Cultural Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Medical Specialties
  • Law
  • Pedagogical Sciences

Application Information

For information on the application to Macquarie, please go to How to apply. For information on the application to CIP please go to CIP website.

Macquarie University has partnered with CONACYT (The National Council for Science and Technology of the United Mexican States) to promote the access of Mexican students to postgraduate studies at Macquarie University.

Scholarships are offered for up to 10 Mexican students accepted and enrolled in a research degree: Master of Research (MRes) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Scholarships cover tuition fees, a stipend and annual support of health cover.

How to Apply

  1. Candidates must first apply to Macquarie University for admission and scholarship. For details on how to submit an application please go to the HDR application page. Please specify ‘CONACYT-MQ PG Research scholarship’ on the Scholarship Details requirement.
  2. Applications will be assessed at Macquarie University. Approximately 8 weeks after application provisional outcome letters are provided.
  3. If successful for provisional admission and scholarship to Macquarie University, applicants then need to apply to CONACYT on their website.Calls are open from approximately April – July each year, but please check the details on this website. If you have any questions on the CONACYT process, please contact the delegates listed below for CONACYT or Macquarie International.
  4. Selected candidates will then be given full offers of admission and scholarship for the relevant higher degree research program

CONACYT:

Pablo Rojo Calzada
Director of Scholarships
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1582
Colonia Crédito Constructor
Delegación Benito Juárez
México D.F 03940
Tel. (52) 55 5322-7700 ext. 1201

Macquarie University:

Ms Guie Harney
Regional Director, Latin America
Macquarie International
Macquarie University Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
+56 957293442
Email: Guie.Hartney@mq.edu.au
Program overview

Macquarie University has an enviable reputation of research excellence and achievement. Our researchers have led or contributed to world-leading research with world-changing impact in a variety of fields. Despite the strength of our current research reputation and historic achievements, Macquarie’s research future depends upon our ability to adapt, modify and focus our research efforts. Macquarie welcome international candidates to join us in undertaking research in various disciplines.

Macquarie University (MQ) in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) will jointly offer a number of postgraduate research scholarships for 3 years full time PhD research. These scholarships are worth $25,392 pa (CSC scholarship + top up to RTP award rate) in living allowance, plus tuition fees. Successful candidates may commence their PhD at Macquarie University from July 2017, subject to confirmation of CSC approval and support.

Macquarie Research Disciplines

Macquarie University is keen to promote joint MQ-CSC scholarship applications for PhDs at MQ in the following disciplines:

  • Psychology and Cognitive Science
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Philosophy
  • Macquarie Graduate School of Management
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Information and Computing Sciences
  • Human Society
  • History and Archaeology
  • Health Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Earth Sciences
  • Creative Arts, Communication and Culture
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Science
  • Business and Economics
  • Build Environment and Design
  • Biological Sciences
Eligibility
  • Candidates must be citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China at the time of application;
  • Candidates must not be currently working or studying abroad (outside China);
  • Successful candidates must return to China upon completion of their studies and/or research;
  • Candidates must hold a conditional offer of enrolment subject to the CSC award. They must also fulfil the entry requirements of MQ, including a high level of English language proficiency;
  • Candidates must comply with the Australian Government's English proficiency requirements for the issue of a student visa. Candidates should check those requirements with the nearest Australian diplomatic post or the relevant website: http://www.immi.gov.au;
  • Candidates should be intending to pursue a postgraduate research degree in one of the priority academic areas identified by CSC or one of MQ identified disciplines. However, applicants to other study/research areas may also be considered;
  • Candidate should satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC, and submit to the CSC the CSC Application Form and the CSC Employer Reference Form, available at http://apply.csc.edu.cn/ by the due date;
  • Further program information is available at http://www.csc.edu.cn/
Funding

The duration of the CSC scholarship may vary according to the course. PhD enrolment at MQ is three years with a possible extension of up to 12 months. Candidates who do not meet direct entry into the PhD program may need to undertake the Research training pathway program, the Master of Research (MRes). The MRes is a two-year program. If a candidate is required to undertake Year 2 of the MRes program prior to the PhD, the total duration of the combined program will take up to 4 years.

CSC will usually provide a living allowance (up to four years for PhD students and this may include the research training pathway) as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government, a return international airfare by the most economical route, and visa application fees. For further details of CSC funding refer to information at: http://apply.csc.edu.cn/.

For successful candidates who meet MQ's entry criteria and who are awarded the CSC stipend, MQ will award a tuition fee scholarship and will provide a top up to the CSC living allowance to the value of the RTP award rate for up to 3 years for the PhD. If the candidate is required to undertake Year 2 of the research training pathway program, the Master of Research (MRes), MQ will provide tuition fees to cover Year 2 of the MRes. There will be no top up of the living allowance in Year 2 of the MRes.

If a candidate has a conditional MQ offer of enrolment subject to the CSC award, and the CSC award is not given, the candidate may still enrol at MQ but will be required to pay for all costs, including tuition fee and cost of living.

Application Process and Time Scale (approximately)
  • 31 January 2017: Deadline for prospective candidates to apply directly to MQ for admission (for a start in second half year, 2017). Applicants should quote 'CSC Scholarship' on the application form. Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office by the closing date. Refer to: http://www.hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/applications for further application instructions.
  • 20 March 2017: Deadline for prospective candidates to submit their CSC application for funding form and CSC employer reference form to CSC. Forms are available online at http://apply.csc.edu.cn. In some cases there may be a deadline for applications for the Chinese university that is nominating the candidate for the CSC scholarship. Prospective candidates should check with their university if there is an application deadline prior to the CSC application closing date.
    MQ will provide CSC with a ranked list of suitable candidates (names and subject areas) to be considered for the scholarship program and a copy of the admissions offer letters for each candidate put forward.
  • May 2017: CSC will evaluate applications according to CSC requirements and priorities, and provide MQ with a shortlist of potential scholarship recipients.
    CSC will announce the final list of scholarship recipients and send offer letters to successful applicants.
  • July 2017: Successful applicants will be expected to enrol and start their PhD study at MQ from July 2017. Candidates who are given a bundle offer with Year 2 of the MRes will be expected to commence their Year 2 MRes program in January 2018.
Enquiries

MQ: For Macquarie enquiries, please contact
The Scholarships Team hdrschol@mq.edu.au and/or The Commencements Team hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au
Higher Degree Research Office
Research Hub Level 3, C5C East
Macquarie University North Ryde NSW 2109 Australia
Tel: 61 2 9850 9781, 9782, 1893, 1894 Fax: 61 2 9850 6198

CSC: For CSC scholarship enquiries, please contact
Ms Jing Meng
Division of American and Oceanian Affairs
China Scholarship Council
Level 13 Building A3 No. 9 Chegongzhuang Ave. Beijing 100044PR China
Tel:+86-010-66093949  E-mail: mjing@csc.edu.cn

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programmes overseas. The Australian Government Department of Education and Training administers the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable international experience in study, research or professional development. Australian recipients also receive support to undertake targeted research, professional development or internships overseas. The Department has engaged a contractor to provide post-selection support services to all recipients including: a dedicated case manager; pre-departure briefings; provision of advice on health; travel insurance; accommodation; security; payment of allowances; and reporting to the Department on the recipient’s progress.

Applications for the 2017 Round

Applications for the 2017 Round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships have now closed.

In order to apply, you will need to lodge two applications: one to Macquarie University and one directly to Endeavour. The Macquarie University closing date is earlier in order to allow enough time for the University to assess your application for admission into a degree. You will receive an assessment outcome letter from Macquarie University which you will need to include in your Endeavour application.

1. Applications to Macquarie University are due by 31 March 2016: 

Applicants for the Endeavour Award will need to complete a Macquarie University candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will assess your application and provide you with a cover letter to include in your Endeavour application. Contact hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au with any queries.

2. Applications to Endeavour are due by 30 June 2016:

For more information and downloadable application forms and guidelines about the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships go to the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships web site. Endeavour applications must be lodged using the Endeavour online application portal.  Further links are as follows:

Contact: If you have any questions please contact the Macquarie University Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO) Commencements Team by email at hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au.

Applications for the 2018 Round

Applications for the 2018 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are expected to open in April 2017. Please check the Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowships website closer to April 2017 for further information.

Macquarie University has partnered with the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile ("CONICYT") to offer co-funded scholarships to high achieving Chilean students who wish to commence advanced higher degree research studies at universities of excellence, such as Macquarie University.

Applications are open for:

  • 3 year Doctor of Philosophy Programs (including Cotutelles)
  • 2 year Master of Research Programs
  • 4 Year Master of Research Year 2 + Doctor of Philosophy Bundles

The Co-funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

  • Full Tuition Fees at Macquarie University for up to 4 years
  • A stipend paid at the Research Training Program scholarship (RTP) Rate (2016 Rate $26 288)
  • 50% discount for programs offered by the Macquarie University English Language Centre

How to Apply:

  1. Candidates must first apply to Macquarie University for admission and scholarship. For details on how to submit an application please go to the HDR application page. Please specify ‘BECAS CONICYT MACQUARIE’ on the Scholarship Details requirement.
  2. If the candidate is successful, they will receive a conditional offer from Macquarie under the CONICYT-MQ Scholarship Program.
  3. Once in receipt of a conditional offer, the candidate must then apply directly to CONICYT, using the conditional offer as supporting documentation when this scholarship program is opened by CONICYT. Please check CONICYT website regularly **
  4. CONICYT will make the final selection of students and inform Macquarie University.
  5. Successful students will be given full offers to Macquarie University for both candidature and scholarship.

** The below links are for the 2016 round and are an example of where students should go to view the PhD & Master Scholarship application calls. For the 2017 round you may wish to try substituting ‘2016’ with ‘2017’.
http://www.conicyt.cl/becas-conicyt/2016/01/becas-doctorado-en-el-extranjero-bch-2016/
http://www.conicyt.cl/becas-conicyt/2016/01/becas-magister-en-el-extranjero-bch-2016/

For any further information:

CONICYT: http://www.conicyt.cl/becas-conicyt/

Macquarie University: email hdrschol@mq.edu.au with the subject “CONICYT”

Please quote the 'VIED' on your application.

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) a master’s degree with a major research component awarded at distinction level
    3.Be eligible for admission to a PhD and not have already completed a PhD
    4.Be able to study full-time
    5.Be Shortlisted by MOET/VIED and Macquarie University 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 PhD admission and scholarship eligibility.

Please email hdrschol@mq.edu.au for further enquires.

Please quote VIED on your application.

Macquarie University has partnered with The Ministry of Education of PERU to promote the access of Peruvian students and professionals with excellent academic performance and insufficient economic resources to the graduate programs offered by Macquarie University through the financing, by the Peruvian Government, of up to 50 students every year in the Master of Research (MRes) and Doctorate programs related to Science and Technology.

Refer to following link for more information: http://www.minedu.gob.pe/

Visit our HDR Applications page for information about how to apply for a postgraduate research degree at Macquarie University, and the Research Training Pathway Program Applications page for information about how to apply for a Master of Research (MRes).

The Russian Global Education program, which aims to send Russian students overseas for postgraduate studies, has been approved by the Russian Government. The program will run from 2014–2016 with a total budget of about RUB4.4 billion (A$137 million) for three years. A minimum of 1500 students will be sent overseas, with an estimated maximum amount of funding per student of RUB1.5 million (A$47 thousand).

A list of 225 foreign education institutions in 27 countries has been approved, including Macquarie University. The universities were selected based on the top 300 institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS World University Rankings, and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The ministry has published a list of priority areas (Russian language) against each participating institution. Macquarie University’s priority areas include:
  • Earth science
  • Applied geology, mining, oil and gas, geodesy
  • Education and pedagogical sciences

Visit our HDR Applications page for information about how to apply for a postgraduate research degree at Macquarie University, and the Research Training Pathway Program Applications page for information about how to apply for a Master of Research (MRes).

Science Without Borders (SWB) is a large-scale nationwide scholarship program primarily funded by the Brazilian federal government. It is supported by the Ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the Ministry of Education (MEC) and their supporting institutions, which are the CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) and CAPES (Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel).

The program aims to enhance international education through the international mobility of graduate students, researchers, post-doctoral encouraging research, innovation and exchange between Brazilian universities and colleges around the world. Refer to the Fact sheet (English or Portuguese) to find more information about this program.

Visit our HDR Applications page for information about how to apply for a postgraduate research degree at Macquarie University, and the Research Training Pathway Program Applications page for information about how to apply for a Master of Research (MRes) .

The administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia provides scholarship to Colombia student to undertake Master and Doctorate programs offered by Macquarie University.

To find more information on this program, please visit the Colciencias website.

Visit our HDR Applications page for information about how to apply for a postgraduate research degree at Macquarie University, and the Research Training Pathway Program Applications page for information about how to apply for a Master of Research (MRes).

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an 'independent (USA) Federal agency created by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950'. (National Science Foundation Guide-Introduction: NSF 14-1 February 2014). The Act proposed, amongst other areas, that the NSF was to promote scientific progress and is unique in that it is responsible for all aspects of science and engineering disciplines in addition to the supply of those responsible for research and education.

Funding is considered for science and engineering disciplines (including Biomedical Engineering) amongst colleges, universities, school, business and informal scientific organisations based in the United States of America. The Foundation supports cooperative research between universities and industry as well as US participation in international science and engineering research work.

There are several international programs, including EAPSI and GROW, which incorporate opportunities for Masters or PhD students from the United States to undertake short-to-mid-term exchange in Australia.

EAPSI (East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes) for US Graduate Students

With an expectation of future professional collaboration with foreign counterparts, the EAPSI program provides for US Graduate students in science, engineering and education to undertake first hand research; be introduced to science, science policy and scientific structure of the location; and orientation to the society, culture and language of a host country within East Asia and the Pacific region. Eligible students must be US Citizens or permanent residents and are required to be enrolled in Masters or PhD research oriented programs, or have completed the undergraduate component of a Bachelor/Master Degree program. Australian scientists may not apply directly for funding from the EAPSI program on behalf of the eligible US citizen student; however they should make their current or potential US partner investigators aware of the program and encourage them to include Australian research collaborations in their applications.

The NSF collaborates with selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies, to sponsor specific international research institutes and awards grants to US Graduate students enabling study within Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan. Study periods are between June and August each year with the typical Australian duration being eight weeks. Students apply individually to a Summer Institute and propose host locations, host scientist, research project applicable to the host site and duration of visit prior to submitting their application for an Award. The Australian partner up to and including 2014 is Australian Academy of Science which is supported by the Federal Dept of Education.

The NSF EAPSI program has defined fields of study and further information can be located within the EAPSI information document under the title "Catalogue for Federal Domestic Assistance" (https://www.cfda.gov/)

Proposals for awards need to be completed by the respective Graduate Student once study criteria as above have been met. Proposals are submitted online by either the FastLane website or Grants website

GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide)

With the globalisation of research excellence, international research experience is an integral part of outstanding graduate education. GROW provides NSF Graduate Research Fellows with increased opportunity to further their professional development via research collaboration at top-calibre science and engineering research sites overseas. Opportunities have recently opened in Australia, Brazil, Chile, India, Ireland, The Netherlands and Switzerland in addition to Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Norway, Singapore and Sweden.

Australian partnership with the program is Universities Australia and Australian universities associated with this group are eligible for collaborative research. The duration of research is between three and twelve months.

Eligibility for the GROW program is restricted to active awardees of the NSF GRFP (Graduate Research Fellowship Program) who are within five years of their Fellowship term. Prospective applicants must be enrolled at US institutions and be Masters or PhD seeking Fellows who have completed one year of their academic program. The NSF GRFP awardees must be US graduate students. Australian scientists may not apply directly for funding from the GROW program on behalf of the eligible active awardee of the NSF GRFP (Graduate Research Fellowship Program student; however they should make their current or potential US partner investigators aware of the program and encourage them to include Australian research collaborations in their applications.

The Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) – Australia website notes that 'support of A$2,500 per month for accommodation and basic living expenses is provided'. The Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) – Australia website also notes that 'all international students must have health insurance while in Australia. Health insurance can be provided by Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which provides medical and hospital insurance'. Specific information regarding the GROW program in Australia is available at the GROW Australia website

Proposals are submitted via the (GRFP) FastLane module

An Informal Guide for Australian Scientists || PDF

Please note: Australian scientists are not eligible for direct funding from these NSF programs, however to benefit from NSF funding they should:

- make their current or potential US partner investigators aware of these programs; and

- encourage the US partner investigator to include Australian research collaborations in their applications

NSF website: http://www.nsf.gov

For more detail, please refer to "AN INFORMAL GUIDE FOR AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS".

Successful applicants to Macquarie will be Visiting Scholars of the University. Administration requirements are managed by the Faculties with central support from HDRO. Please contact hdrmanagement@mq.edu.au

Macquarie University and the Higher Education Commission of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (HEC) have established a collaborative arrangement for the purpose of providing high quality research training to qualified PhD students from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan at Macquarie University.

Under this program, scholarship support is available for high quality candidates, starting in 2016. Financial support is co-funded by Macquarie University and HEC. It will provide:

  • A stipend of $26,288 per annum, tax free, paid pro-rata (current 2016 rate, subject to change
  • A scholarship to cover International student tuition fees for up to 36 months
  • Single rate Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the program (packaged with stipend)
  • A return international airfare

Applicants must be made offers for commencement and scholarship as PhD candidates at Macquarie University on the basis of normal selection criteria, including the required level of English language proficiency.

Application Process and Timescale

Enquiries

For information on the application process at Macquarie University, please see: HDR Applications

Macquarie: for Macquarie enquiries, please contact

The Scholarships Team hdrschol@mq.edu.au and/or the Commencements Team hdrfuture@mq.edu.au
Higher Degree Research Office
Research Hub Level 3, C5C East
Macquarie University North Ryde NSW 2109 Australia
Tel: 61 2 9850 9781, 9782, 1893, 1894 Fax: 61 2 9850 6198

HEC Scholarship website

Macquarie University has partnered with the National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay (ANII) to promote the training of Uruguayan students in a Masters or PhD program at Macquarie University in specific research disciplines via Co-Funded Scholarships.

About the Co-Funded Scholarship:

For a period of four years, 5 Co-Funded Scholarships per year will be offered to eligible Uruguayan students accepted into a Master of Research (MRes) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at Macquarie University.

For a Master of Research program, the Co-Funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

  • Return Airfare between Uruguay and Australia
  • Overseas Health Cover
  • Full Tuition fees for up to 2 years
  • Scholarship payments valued at $22 000 for the 1st year of the Master of Research Program to assist in living costs.
  • A stipend paid at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Rate (2016 Rate $26 288) in the 2nd year of the Master of Research Program

For a PhD program, the Co-Funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

  • Return Airfare between Uruguay and Australia
  • Overseas Health Cover
  • Full Tuition fees for up to 3 years
  • A stipend paid at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Rate (2016 Rate $26 288) for up to 3 years

**Bundle Offers of Master of Research Year 2 + PhD will also be considered for the Co-Funded Scholarship**

A 50% tuition fees scholarship will also be offered to these students for programs offered by the Macquarie University English Language Centre

How to Apply

  1. Candidates must first apply to Macquarie University for admission and scholarship. For details on how to submit an application please go to the HDR application page. Please specify ‘ANII MACQUARIE’ on the Scholarship Details requirement.Candidates research projects should be from one of the Specific Research Disciplines listed below.
  2. Applications will be assessed at Macquarie University. Approximately 8 weeks after each of the deadlines (30 September, 31st March), Macquarie University will then send a list of eligible candidates to ANII.
  3. ANII will make the final selection of students and inform Macquarie University.
  4. Selected candidates will be given offers for the relevant higher degree research program

Specific Research Disciplines

  • Geosciences
  • Energy, including Renewable Energy
  • Animal and Human Health (include Pharmaceutical)
  • Environmental Science
  • Biological Sciences and Biodiversity
  • Climate Science
  • Marine Science
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Audio-visual Production
  • Education and Social Development
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Engineering
  • Advanced Medicine
  • Cognitive Science
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Other areas defined by the Parties

Deadline to Apply:

Macquarie University will have two application rounds.

The first round closes September 30th 2016. The second round closes March 31st 2017.

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