The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile (CONICYT)

The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile (CONICYT)

Programs Available

PhD, MRes, MRes+PhD Bundle 

Reference Number


Opening Date

01 Jan 2018 12am AEDT 

Closing Date

31 Dec 2020 11pm AEDT 

Scholarship available to



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.


  • 2 year Master of Research (MRes)
  • Master of Research (MRes) Year 2 + PhD Bundle (1 year + 3 years)
  • 3 year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (including “Cotutelle”)

Scholarship Components

  • A scholarship to cover International student tuition fees at Macquarie University for up to 4 years
  • A stipend of $28,092 per annum, tax free, paid pro-rata (current 2020 rate, subject to change)
  • 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. New applicants will need to apply to Macquarie University for admission and scholarship. Candidates research projects should be from one of the Specific Research Disciplines listed. For details on how to submit an application please visit the HDR How to Apply website.
  2. New applicants apply by completing the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System. Within the application please answer the question as follows:
    1. Scholarship Details - Select the scholarship that you would like to be considered for at Macquarie University, select ‘Co-funded Scholarship’
    2. Funding Arrangements - How will you fund your living and study expenses?, indicate ‘CONICYT BECAS MACQUARIE’.
  3. To be considered for the scholarship applicants will need to provide the details of two academic referees with their online applications.
  4. Applications will be assessed at Macquarie University. If you are successful, Macquarie University will provide a provisional offer letter to include in your application to CONICYT.
  5. If successful for provisional admission and scholarship to Macquarie University, applicants then need to apply to CONICYT.
  6. Selected candidates will then be given full offers of admission and scholarship for the relevant higher degree research program

Application Deadlines:

There are no application deadlines at Macquarie University. Applicants should check the CONICYT website for the application deadlines. For any further information please refer to the CONICYT Website.

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