The scholarships enable suitably qualified applicants to commence a full-time research higher degree. The FIPRS pays the international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a research higher degree. In addition, Flinders University provides the recipient with a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $26,288 (2016 rate). It is tax exempt and indexed annually. An FIPRS student who moves to Adelaide from overseas is eligible for an establishment allowance (after arrival at Flinders) of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, provided receipts can be produced by the student.
The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree
A limited number of (up to 10) FIPRS scholarships are available each year
Applications will open on 16th of June 2016; and all applications must be submitted by 12th of August 2016. PLEASE NOTE: The Flinders University of South Australia, commonly referred to as Flinders University, is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. The university has established a reputation as a leading research institution with a devotion to innovation. It is a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group and ranks in the 10-16 bracket in Australia and 36th in the world of those established less than 50 years. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities are ranked among the nation’s top 10. The university is also ranked within the world’s top 400 institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
To be eligible:
Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.
Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons degree(this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year)
Applicants must have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.
Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
Applicants must not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.
Please see the attached conditions of award on the official website for full eligibility criteria.
The scholarship round is highly competitive, and the FIPRS is awarded to candidates who demonstrate outstanding aptitude for independent research. The FIPRS are considered on the basis of academic merit, academic research training and research indicators and performance.
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