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Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES)

Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES)

pplications invited by Macquarie University for Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES).The Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) scheme is a Doctoral (PhD) scholarship program that aims to support exceptional research students enrolled in one of the University’s recognised Concentrations of Research Excellence (CORE), as well as the broader University.

Scholarship details:

All successful International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) PhD applicants will receive 3 years of tuition fee and compulsory health cover support, with an extension of up to 6 months possible. Successful Masters by research candidates receive IPRS funding for 2 years. Additionally, successful IPRS applicants will receive a matching Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) stipend rate, currently $23,728 pa, tax exempt (2012). The iMQRES, available for PhD candidates only, offers the same stipend plus tuition fees for up to 3.5 years. Applicants who are offered an iMQRES need to pay for their overseas health cover upfront for the duration of their visa, as required by visa regulations. Successful IPRS PhD candidates will be asked to pay for their compulsory health cover for the additional visa period upfront. Neither the IPRS nor the iMQRES cover relocation costs.

Eligibility Criteria:

Awards will only be available to applicants who:

 are a citizen of a country other than Australian/New Zealand, and not an Australian Permanent Resident.

have already completed, or expect to complete in 2012, an Australian four-year undergraduate degree with first class honours or have equivalent research qualifications (see also ‘Selection Criteria’ below)

 are enrolling as a full-time student

will undertake a Masters by research degree or Doctorate (only PhD candidates are eligible for an iMQRES) in 2012/13

How to apply:

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Important dates:

Last date to apply is September 14, 2012

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