Find out more about the costs and scholarships available for research higher degrees.

Main round scholarships for International students

University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships

The University offers a number of postgraduate research scholarships to support international research candidates.


What does a scholarship offer?

A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:

  • An annual living allowance $25,392 p.a. (2014 rate). This amount is indexed annually.
  • A full tuition fee scholarship
  • Relocation and establishment allowance of up to $2,020
  • Overseas student health cover

Please note that the figures above would only support a single person and additional money will be required if you intend to bring any family members with you.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Successful scholarship candidates usually have:

  • An IELTS of at least 6.5
  • Honour class one or equivalent
  • An outstanding Grade Point average
  • A master degree with strong research component
  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

How do I apply?

Applicants apply for a scholarship as part of applying for admission by answering the relevant questions on the admission application form.

Your application for admission must include:

  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • A research proposal
  • Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications and research work experience
  • Certified evidence of meeting the English proficiency requirement

Please ensure you attach the following documents to support your scholarship application:

  • Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study
  • Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal
Go to the apply now page

Applications close 31 August at 4pm each year.



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What happens once I submit my application?
  • Applications are assessed and ranked according to merit 
  • Attendance at an interview is not normally required
  • Scholarship outcomes are known from mid December each year