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2015-2016 UTS International Research Scholarships (UTS IRS) in Australia

Applications are now open for the 2015-2016 UTS International Research Scholarships (UTS IRS) in Australia. The UTS International Research Scholarship (UTS IRS) is provided by the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) as part of its long term commitment to internationalisation with a particular view to enhancing its international links and profile in research. It is aimed at attracting high quality international students to work in areas of research strength.

Scholarship Value

The IRS only covers tuition fees under a doctoral or masters degree by research. It does not provide for the cost of standard Overseas Health Cover (OSHC), living allowance, travel, conference attendance, medical costs associated with the issue or renewal of a student visa, thesis expenses, the cost of English language testing, tuition fees for bridging English language courses, or costs associated with study-related field trips. 

The IRS scholarship is not transferable to another institution. The maximum value of an IRS in a year is equal to the estimated annual tuition fee, as specified in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), for the HDR being undertaken by the student.

To be eligible for an IRS, a student must:

    • be an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth); and
    • purchase and maintain a standard OSHC policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA); and
    • be commencing full-time enrollment for the first-time in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at an eligible scholarship provider (such as the University. The provider may also consider students who:

      commenced their HDR in the previous year but who, due to the timing of their application and subsequent enrolment, were unable to apply for the scholarship in that year; or commenced a HDR and terminated that enrollment within six months of commencement; or are nominated by their Faculty/Institute for strategic reasons related to their research project; or have been approved for a course transfer to a different Faculty/Institute; and be enrolled as a full-time student; and
      • be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as one of its areas of research concentration; and -not have completed a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature; and
      • not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme.

Application Procedure and Deadline

To apply, please submit the UTS International Higher Degree Research Application Form for both the degree and scholarship(s) through UTS: International by the advertised deadline. 

Applicants should ensure that they submit their completed application, including all required supporting documentation, by the relevant application deadline. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. The application deadline is 20 August 2015.

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