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

2019 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.

Applicants should refer to main round scholarships as either ‘iRTP’ or ‘iMQRES’ within their application. No allocation reference numbers apply.

Successful iRTP candidates will receive:

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually, 2018 rate $27,082pa)
  • Travel Concession (applied to local transport OPAL Card)

Successful iMQRES candidates will receive

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

Macquarie also offers a limited number of scholarships to international Master of Research (MRes) candidates. They must be applying for an ‘MRes/PhD 1+3 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.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • International candidates commencing their PhD or MPhil program in 2019 on a full time basis
  • Have already completed, or expect to complete in 2018 a research master’s degree
  • Applicants must meet Macquarie University academic admission requirements, including the minimum English language requirements. English waivers will not be considered.
  • Candidates are expected to undertake full time, internal, on-site candidature at Macquarie University and be located within the wider Sydney Metropolitan area during my candidature
  • Candidates will be rated against the criteria outlined on the MQ HDR scholarship rating sheet for international applicants, and in accordance with the MQ Research Training Program Scholarship Guidelines

How to Apply:

All applicants must read the additional information for applicants for important information regarding the application process. Applications for 2019 will open in May 2018 and close on 31 July 2018.

Application Timeline:

May 2018: International Scholarship round for 2019 commencement OPENS (PhD, MRes Y2 with scholarship)
31 July 2018: International Scholarship round for 2019 CLOSES
Mid-October 2018 onwards: International Scholarship round outcomes issued.
Please note that the dates above refer to Sydney (Australian Eastern Standard Time [AEST]).

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

Contact:
HDR Management Team (Scholarships)
Higher Degree Research Office
Phone: +61 2 9850 4740; +61 2 9850 1893; +61 2 9850 9782;
Email:  hdrschol@mq.edu.au

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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