BPhil/MRes scholarships for domestic candidates only

BPhil/MRes scholarships for domestic candidates only

Year 1

Domestic candidates enrolled in 2018* full time and onsite in the BPhil/MRes program in Year 1 who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below will receive scholarship stipend(s).

All domestic candidates will need to meet the criteria as outlined in the table below.

Year, SessionValue Minimum eligibility requirement
BPhil Year 1, Session 1 $4,000 Domestic candidate, enrolled full time and onsite in Session 1 of the BPhil Year 1
BPhil Year 1, Session 2$4,000Domestic candidate, enrolled full time and onsite in Session 2 of the BPhil Year 1, with a weighted average of 65 or above obtained in year 1, session 1

Domestic candidates meeting the eligibility criteria above entering the BPhil/MRes program in Session 1 of Year 1 will receive a scholarship stipend of $4,000, paid as a single lump sum payment. Eligibility for the stipend is confirmed following the session Census date (either 26 March for Session 1 or 26 August for Session 2).

Domestic candidates meeting the eligibility criteria above progressing into Session 2 of BPHIL Year 1 will receive a scholarship stipend of $4,000, paid as a single lump sum payment. Eligibility for the stipend is confirmed following the session Census date (either 26 March for Session 1 or 26 August for Session 2).

Once eligibility has been confirmed via the HDRO all BPhil candidates eligible for the stipend will receive a notification advising the date on which the stipend will be paid. The date of payment may vary depending on the pay cycles in the said year and other factors, such as public holidays.

*2018 information provided, subject to change in 2019.

Year 2

Macquarie University's stipend scholarship scheme increases the amount of financial support for high-performing candidates in the second year of the program. Domestic candidates progressing to full time and onsite enrolment from BPhil Year 1 to MRes Year 2 who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below will receive a scholarship stipend.

Program YearValue Minimum eligibility requirement
MRes Year 2 - BPhil to MRes progressions $27,082 per annum (2018 RTP rate).

Year 2 stipends are paid on a fortnightly basis.
  • Be a domestic candidate, enrolled full time and onsite
  • Reside within the wider Sydney Metropolitan area
  • Request in the progression paperwork to be considered for a scholarship stipend
  • Be a top ranked* candidate as determined by the competitive ranking process by Macquarie University Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO)

*Eligibility for a MRes Year 2 stipend is determined by competitive ranking based on the performance of all BPhil Year 1 units.  Exempt units will not be counted for calculation of the 'weighted average'.  The final weighted average of every candidate will be ranked and the top ranked candidates will be awarded the MRes Year 2 scholarship. The total number of scholarships awarded each year is dependent upon the scholarship budget approved by the University. Candidates enrolling in Session 3 will also be considered based on the final outcome of their units.  Eligibility is dependent on meeting the 'weighted average' requirement approved by the University.

New commencing direct entry MRes Year 2:

Domestic applicants received by the deadline as outlined in HDRO's Important Dates, which have been given the maximum exemption and enter directly into Year 2, who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below may receive a scholarship stipend.

Program YearValue Minimum eligibility requirement
MRes Year 2 - direct entry into Year 2 $27,082 per annum (2018 RTP rate).

Year 2 stipends are paid on a fortnightly basis.
  • Be a domestic candidate, enrolled full time and onsite
  • Reside within the wider Sydney Metropolitan area
  • Submit an application by the deadlines as outlined in HDRO's Important Dates
  • Be a top ranked^ candidate as determined by the competitive ranking process by Macquarie University Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO)

^Eligibility for a MRes Year 2 stipend is determined on a competitive ranking process. Candidates applying for MRes Year 2 commencement in Session 1 will need to apply in the Domestic Main Scholarship Round and will be competitively ranked. Candidates applying for MRes Year 2 commencement in Session 2 will be bench marked against the domestic main scholarship round. All applications will be ranked and the top ranked candidates will be recommended to receive the MRes Year 2 scholarship.  All applicants will be reviewed and approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the total number of scholarships awarded each year is dependent upon the scholarship budget approved by the University.

Candidates are also encouraged to apply for advertised scholarships.

Scholarships for MRes Year 2 candidates progressing to a PhD:

PhD scholarships for MRes Year 2 graduates progressing to a PhD will be awarded through a competitive ranking process.  This is also subject to Faculty approval.

The 3-year scholarship covers a living stipend at the rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship.  Tuition fees for domestic students are covered by the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) tuition fee offset.

Program YearValue Minimum eligibility requirement
PhD for 3 years $27,082 per annum (2018 RTP rate).

Stipends are paid on a fortnightly basis.
  • Be a domestic candidate, requesting to enrol full time and onsite
  • Reside within the wider Sydney Metropolitan area
  • Request in the 'Expression of Interest/Progression Form for MRes Year 2 candidates for progression to PhD/MPhil' paperwork to be considered for a scholarship stipend
  • Be a top ranked~ candidate as determined by the competitive ranking process by Macquarie University Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO)

~Eligibility for a PhD 3 year stipend is determined on a competitive ranking process based on the final MRes Year 2 result. Progressing MRes to PhD applicants will need to select 'Yes' on Section 3 of the form. All applications will be competitively ranked and the top ranked candidates will be recommended to receive the PhD scholarship.  All applicants will be reviewed and approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the total number of scholarships awarded each year is dependent upon the scholarship budget approved by the University.

For more information, please refer to the MRES Examination FAQs

Other domestic BPhil/MRes scholarship opportunities

Macquarie University Research Pathway funding for Indigenous Australians

The Macquarie University-funded Indigenous Research Pathway Program is the University's main opportunity for Indigenous Australians to undertake research in any field, and is open for application year-round: HDR Scholarships for Indigenous Australians

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