International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, Griffith University, Australia

The GUIPRS is designed to attract and support highly ranked international applicants during the University’s two annual postgraduate research scholarship rounds. This scheme extends the provision of tuition fee scholarships beyond the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research allocated International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS).

The GUIPRS covers tuition fees for the student and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the student and their dependant/s. No other expenses are paid by this scheme, however award recipients may seek additional funding from alternative sources. In addition, the scheme also supports international applicants successful in gaining stipend scholarships.

Eligibility
The GUIPRS is available to international students only. Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, four years of higher education studies at a very high level and be intending to enroll full-time in an approved doctoral or research masters program.

Part-time awards may be offered to students who, for social or medical reasons, are unable to study full-time.

Entry Requirements
This scholarship is open to international applicants only. Applicants must have achieved First Class Honours or equivalent.

Duration
The GUIPRS may be held for up to two years for a research masters program and up to three years for a doctoral program. A six month extension may be granted to doctoral students in certain circumstances.

How to apply
Applicants must submit the following to the Griffith Graduate Research School.

New applicants
New applicants must submit:

  • a higher degree research admssion and scholarship application
  • certified or original transcripts
  • 500 word research proposal
  • curriculum vitae (CV)

Current students
Current students must submit:

  • a covering letter
  • a continuing student scholarship application form (includes a referee report from your current supervisor)
  • updated research outline
  • copies of publications (where applicable)

Closing date
Applications for the Mid-Year Round close 29 May, 2011 and 16 October, 2011 for the End-of-Year Round. Applications for scholarships may be submitted outside of these times but will not be considered until after the relevant closing dates.

Applicants will receive notification of the scholarship outcome in late June and December, respectively.

To accept a scholarship applicants must commence their candidature as follows:

  • Students awarded scholarships as part of the mid-year round: between June 30 and September 30 of the same year; and
  • Students awarded scholarships as part of the end-of-year round; between 1 January and 31 March of the following year.

Further information
For further information, please email hdr-scholarship@griffith.edu.au

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