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.

International round

2018 International Research Training Program scholarship (IRTP) and International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship program (iMQRES) 

The main scholarship round for international candidates is the International Research Training Program scholarship (IRTP). The International Research Training Program is the Australian Commonwealth Government scholarship scheme for supporting international higher degree research candidates of exceptional promise. Applicants applying for an IRTP will be automatically considered for the University funded International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship program (iMQRES) in the same round. No allocation reference numbers apply. Applicants should refer to main round scholarships as 'IRTP/iMQRES' on their application. 

Successful IRTP candidates will receive:

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum 
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually, 2018 rate $27,082 pa)
  • Single standard Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Travel Concession (local transport OPAL Card)

Successful iMQRES candidates will receive

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually, 2018 rate $27,082 pa)

Macquarie also offers a limited number of scholarships to international Master of Research candidates (MRes) candidates applying for an MRes/PhD ‘bundle’ (i.e. MRes Year 2 and 3-year PhD) through this competitive IRTP round. Successful candidates will be awarded a provisional PhD offer, and they will be considered for a 3 year PhD scholarship on a competitive basis upon successful completion of MRes Year 2.

Eligibility:

  • International candidates commencing their PhD or MPhil program in 2018
  • Applicants must meet Macquarie University academic admission requirements, including the minimum English language requirements 
  • Candidates are expected to undertake full time, internal, on-site candidature at Macquarie University
  • Candidates will be rated against the criteria outlined on the MQ HDR scholarship rating sheet, and in accordance with the MQ Research Training Program Scholarship Guidelines

Applications:

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Please refer to the additional information for applicants.

Application process for NEW applicants who have not previously applied to MQ:

  • MUST submit an application for scholarship and candidature via the e-Application portal on the How to Apply section and include transcripts, degrees/testamurs, English language proficiency evidence, research proposal and other relevant documentation
  • MUST indicate IRTP/iMQRES in the scholarship question
  • Applicants must request their referees to send referee reports directly to hdrschol@mq.edu.au 

Application process for OTHER applicants (current MQ HDR candidates, and applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old):

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

  • MUST submit an application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au with approval to defer their candidature commencement to Session 1, 2018
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate IRTP/iMQRES under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

Closed: 31 July 2017 for scholarships commencing in semester 1, 2018.

Applicants shall be advised of the outcome of the applications from mid-October 2017 onwards.

If you would like to apply for other international scholarships please refer to international only scholarship page 

Contact:

Scholarships Officers, Higher Degree Research Office

Phone:  (02) 9850 1893 or (02) 9850 9782

Email:  hdrschol@mq.edu.au

MQ HDR scholarships

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

The Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) scheme allocates funds annually 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 RTP, with the international version offering tuition fees for the scholarship tenure. Domestic students receive a tuition fee offset under the Australian Government RTP 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.

Domestic round

2018 Research Training Program scholarship (RTP) and Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship program (MQRES)

The main scholarship round for domestic candidates is the Research Training Program scholarship (RTP). The Research Training Program is the Australian Commonwealth Government scholarship scheme for supporting higher degree research candidates of exceptional promise. Applicants applying for an RTP will be automatically considered for the University funded Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship program (MQRES) in the same round. No allocation reference numbers apply. Applicants should refer to main round scholarships as 'RTP/MQRES 2018' on their application. 

Successful RTP candidates will receive:

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum 
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually stipend, 2018 rate $27,082 pa)

Successful MQRES candidates will receive

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum – funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually stipend, 2018 rate $27,082 pa) – funded by Macquarie University

Eligibility:

  • Candidates commencing their PhD or MPhil program in 2018
  • Applicants must meet Macquarie University academic admission requirements, including the minimum English language requirements 
  • Candidates are expected to undertake full time, internal, on-site candidature at Macquarie University
  • Candidates will be rated against the criteria outlined on the MQ HDR scholarship rating sheet, and in accordance with the Macquarie University Research Training Program Scholarship Guidelines

Applications:

Applications are now closed. Please refer to the additional information for applicants

Application process for NEW applicants who have not previously applied to MQ:

  • MUST submit an application for scholarship and candidature via the e-Application portal. You will need to include transcripts, degrees/testamurs, English language proficiency evidence, research proposal and other relevant documentation. Please refer to the How to Apply pages for further details on requirements and documentation.
  • MUST indicate RTP/MQRES 2018 in the scholarship question
  • Applicants must request their referees to send referee reports directly to hdrschol@mq.edu.au 

Application process for OTHER applicants:

Current MQ HDR candidates - Current candidates are eligible to apply, using the Scholarship Only application form, however, any consumed prior enrolment will be counted as advanced standing and will reduce the maximum scholarship duration offered.

Applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old -

  • MUST submit a scholarship only application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au with approval to defer their candidature commencement to Session 1, 2018
  • Include any additional documentation/research output (in one PDF attachment)
  • MUST indicate RTP/MQRES under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include their student ID number and full name in the email subject line 

Closed: 31 October 2017 for scholarships commencing in semester 1, 2018.

Applicants shall be advised of the outcome of the applications from 11 December 2017 onwards.

If you would like to apply for other scholarships please refer to domestic scholarships or domestic or international scholarships pages. 

Contact:

Scholarships Officers, Higher Degree Research Office

Phone:  (02) 9850 1893 or (02) 9850 9782

Email:  hdrschol@mq.edu.au

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.

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