Scholarships for international candidates

Scholarships for international candidates

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Name of 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.

Applications are open for:

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

The Bolashak Scholarship will provide funding for:

  • 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

Specific Research Disciplines:

Research priorities include, but are not limited to the following Specific Research Disciplines:

  • 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

How to Apply:

  1. New applicants will need to apply to Macquarie University for admission and scholarship. 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 ‘Bolashak Scholarship’.
  3. To be considered for the scholarship applicants will need to arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO). The academic referee will need to complete the ‘Academic Referee Report (Reference) for Scholarship’ form, available under How to Apply - Forms.
  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 CIP.
  5. Applicants will then apply to the CIP and include in their application the provisional offer letter from Macquarie University.
  6. The CIP will assess the candidates according to their own rules, policies and procedures and if successful, CIP will notify MQ of the candidates selected for the "Bolashak Scholarship".

Application Deadlines:

There are no application deadlines at Macquarie University. Applicants should check the CIP website for the application deadlines.

Additional Information:

For information on the application to CIP please go to the Bolashak Scholarship 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.

Applications are open for:

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

The Co-funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

The scholarship will cover tuition fees, a stipend and annual support of health cover.

How to Apply:

  1. New applicants will need to apply to Macquarie University for admission and scholarship. 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 ‘CONACYT-MQ PG Research scholarship’.
  3. To be considered for the scholarship applicants will need to arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO). The academic referee will need to complete the ‘Academic Referee Report (Reference) for Scholarship’ form, available under How to Apply - Forms.
  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 CONACYT.
  5. If successful for provisional admission and scholarship to Macquarie University, applicants then need to apply to CONACYT.
  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 CONACYT website for the application deadlines. Scholarship application calls are open with CONACYT throughout different times of the year, usually between April to July.

Additional Information:

For any further information please refer to the CONACYT website, or alternatively you can contact the CONACYT contact:

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

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 $27,082 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 2018, 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://apply.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.

We can also offer candidates an opportunity to participate in our Cotutelle – jointly supervised co enrolment programs. Please refer to http://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/explore-research-degrees/cotutelle-and-joint-phdand email hdrcotutelle@mq.edu.au if you have any further queries.

Application Process and Time Scale (approximately)
  • No Later than 31 January 2018: Deadline for prospective candidates to apply directly to MQ for admission (for a start in second half year, 2018). 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.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/how-to-apply for further application instructions.
  • 20 March 2018: 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 2018: 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 2018: Successful applicants will be expected to enrol and start their PhD study at MQ from July 2018. 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 2019.


MQ: For Macquarie University enquiries, please contact:

Scholarship Processing Enquiries: HDR Management Team (Scholarships)
e: hdrschol@mq.edu.au

Application Processing Enquiries: HDR Operations Team (Commencements)
e: hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au

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

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Endeavour Scholarships 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 Endeavour Scholarships 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 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 2019 Round

Applications for the 2019 Round of the Endeavour Scholarships close on 31 July 2018.

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.

Applications to Macquarie University are due by 31 July 2018:
New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.
Macquarie University will assess your application and if you are successful for candidature, Macquarie University will provide a candidature offer letter to include in your Endeavour application.

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:

  • 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”)

The Co-funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

  • A scholarship to cover International student tuition fees at Macquarie University for up to 4 years
  • A stipend of $27,082 per annum, tax free, paid pro-rata (current 2018 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 arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO). The academic referee will need to complete the ‘Academic Referee Report (Reference) for Scholarship’ form, available under How to Apply - Forms.
  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.

Additional Information:

For any further information please refer to the CONICYT Website.

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.

Application process with Macquarie University

  1. New applicants will need to apply to Macquarie University for admission and scholarship. 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 ‘Vietnam International Education Development (VIED)’.
  3. To be considered for the scholarship applicants will need to arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO).The academic referee will need to complete the ‘Academic Referee Report (Reference) for Scholarship’ form, available under How to Apply – Forms.
  4. Macquarie University will assess the application for PhD admission and scholarship eligibility.

Application process with VIED

  1. Submit an application directly to VIED
  2. VIED will shortlist the candidate for scholarship recommendation
  3. Refer to the Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) website or email Australia@vied.vn for further information

For further information, please refer to the following website:

https://vied.vn/en/for-foreign-partners/international-partners/805-macquarie-university.html

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 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).

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. Financial support is co-funded by Macquarie University and HEC. 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.

The Co-funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

  • A scholarship to cover International student tuition fees at Macquarie University for up to 4 years
  • A stipend of $27,082 per annum, tax free, paid pro-rata (current 2018 rate, subject to change)
  • Single rate Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the program (packaged with stipend)
  • A return international airfare

How to Apply:

  1. Applicants should first apply to HEC Pakistan and, if successful, candidates will be given scholarship support letters by HEC, and will be invited to apply to HEC partner universities.
  2. Applicants then 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.
  3. 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 HEC Pakistan and quote the shortlisting batch number. Please also upload to your application the shortlisting letter provided by HEC Pakistan.
  4. To be considered for the scholarship applicants will need to arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO). The academic referee will need to complete the ‘Academic Referee Report (Reference) for Scholarship’ form, available under How to Apply – Form.
  5. Applications will be assessed at Macquarie University. If you are successful, Macquarie University will provide a provisional offer letter which the applicant can supply to HEC Pakistan.
  6. Once the scholarship is confirmed by HEC Pakistan, the candidate will need to complete the necessary acceptance process for Macquarie University to arrange the OSHC and issue an eCoE so the candidate can apply for an Australian Student Visa.

Additional Information:

For any further information please refer to the 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. The scholarship round is currently open for candidates to commence with Macquarie University in 2019.

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.

Applications are open for:

  • 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”)

The Co-funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

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 Research Training Program (RTP) Rate (2018 Rate $27,082) 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 Research Training Program (RTP) Rate (2018 Rate $27,082) in the 2nd year of the Master of Research Program

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

Specific Research Disciplines:

Candidates research projects should be from one of the Specific Research Disciplines listed as follows:

  • 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

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 ‘ANII MACQUARIE
  3. To be considered for the scholarship applicants will need to arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO). The academic referee will need to complete the ‘Academic Referee Report (Reference) for Scholarship’ form, available under How to Apply - Forms.
  4. Applications will be assessed at Macquarie University. If you are successful, Macquarie University will send a list of eligible candidates to ANII.
  5. ANII will make the final selection of students and inform Macquarie University.
  6. Selected candidates will receive an offer letter for the relevant higher degree research program.

Deadline to Apply:

Macquarie University application round is currently open for 2019 commencement. The round closes on 31 July 2018 (Sydney time).

For further information regarding the guidelines of the call, please refer to the National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay (ANII) website.

For Macquarie University enquiries, please contact:

Scholarship Processing Enquiries: HDR Management Team (Scholarships)
e: hdrschol@mq.edu.au

Application Processing Enquiries: HDR Operations Team (Commencements)
e: hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au

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