University and Commonwealth Government Scholarship At University of Newcastle Australia For Domestic And International Students, 2016

Newcastle University PhD Research Scholarship, 2017

The University and Commonwealth Government Scholarship is an opportunity for Masters and Doctorate; domestic and international students to study in the University of Newcastle, Australia. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit which includes undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.

Scholarship Value

  • An annual living allowance $26, 288 per annum (2016 rate – indexed annually). It may also include the following;
  • a relocation allowance (up to $2,020)
  • a thesis allowance (up to $500)
  • a full tuition fee scholarship (international students)
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students)

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


  • satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5)
  • have a current offer of admission into a research higher degree.
  • have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent and a high grade point average (GPA)
  • be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the latest outcome date for the round in which they are applying.

Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

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


  • 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.

Application Process

For currently enrolled candidates, applications can be made by contacting

For new applicants, applications are made at the time of applying for admission.

Your application for admission must include:

  • Copies of all academic transcripts
  • A research proposal
  • Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications
  • If required, 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

Application deadline

Application closes 15 September, 2016.

For more information, visit the official page.

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