The University of Newcastle, Australia


University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships

Next scholarship round applications close 1 September 2018

Round 2, 2018

Pre-Identified Candidate Code (PIC Code): To be eligible for consideration, applications must include a Pre Identified Candidate Code in their application. Applications without a PIC Code will be automatically deemed unsuccessful for scholarship.

  • Closing Date: 1 September 2018
  • Latest Outcome Date: 1 December 2018
  • Latest Commencement Date: 1 June 2019

Round 1, 2019

  • Opening Date: 2 September, 2018
  • Closing Date: 16 February 2019
  • Latest Outcome Date: 1 June 2019
  • Latest Commencement Date: 4 January 2020

What does the scholarship offer?

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

  • An annual living allowance $27,082 per annum (2018 rate - indexed annually)

The scholarship may also include:

  • A relocation allowance (up to $1,500)
  • A full tuition fee scholarship
  • A laptop for your research studies
  • Overseas student health cover (OSHC) (Single cover for international candidates)

PhD scholarships are for three and a half years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

To be eligible for scholarship you must:

  • enter a Pre-Identified Candidate Code (provided by your potential UON supervisor) in the online application
  • satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
  • meet admission eligibility criteria
  • be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the scholarship closing date in which you are applying.

Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

  • A master degree with strong research component
  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

Advice on how to enhance your application.

Key scholarship conditions

  • be enrolled full-time (part-time enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances. Part-time scholarships are taxable)
  • be enrolled on-campus (off-campus enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances)
  • scholars may only work a maximum of 8 hours per week (between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
  • scholarship offers must be taken up by the latest commencement date for the round in which the scholar has applied.

Research Scholarship Guidelines

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Policy

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship Policy

UON Disability Support PhD Scholarships

International Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to international students.

Find an international scholarship

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