STUDY IN AUSTRALIA: MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY SYDNEY GRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS 2024

Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, is offering Graduate Research Scholarships for the academic year 2024-2025 to international students interested in pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs across various subjects offered at the university. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 30, 2024.

Macquarie University provides a range of significant scholarships aimed at supporting exceptional graduate researchers. These scholarships are distributed through a rigorous evaluation process and include the Research Training Program (RTP) for domestic students and the International Research Training Program (iRTP) for international students. Additionally, scholarships like the Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) are available for local students, while the International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES) is designed for international students. Indigenous Australian Scholarships are specifically available for Indigenous Australians, and there are also project-specific scholarships and those supported by external sources or joint funding.

Scholarships are available for enrollment in various courses, including the BPhil degree program for domestic students, the Master of Research (MRes) program for both domestic and international students in their second year of study, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs for both domestic and international students. There’s also a bundle comprising the second year of the Master of Research program and the Ph.D. program, specifically for domestic students.

The benefits of the scholarship include a tuition fee offset, stipend for living expenses, supplementing the living allowance, choice of payment, and coverage of Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) and visa application expenses for international students. Starting from January 1, 2024, the stipend rate for graduate researchers at Macquarie University will increase by nine percent, amounting to $35,000 per year for full-time participants.

Eligibility requirements include meeting the academic criteria for admission to the preferred postgraduate research program, proficiency in English, research alignment with Macquarie University’s strategic priority areas, and nationality (open to students from any country, except Australia and New Zealand).

The application procedure involves completing the combined course and scholarship application online, submitting academic referee reports, and including the scholarship reference number in the application. For current or recent enrollees, specific guidelines for scholarship-only applications apply, along with the submission of the online HDR scholarship application with supporting documentation.

Application Procedure:

  1. Complete Online Application: Fill out the combined course and scholarship application form available on the official Macquarie University website.
  2. Submit Academic Referee Reports: Ensure that two academic referee reports are promptly submitted to the Graduate Research Academy.
  3. Include Scholarship Reference Number: Clearly state the scholarship reference number in the scholarship details section while completing the application.
  4. For Current or Recent Enrollees: Follow specific guidelines for scholarship-only applications. Retrieve the guidelines and submit the online HDR scholarship application with all necessary supporting documentation.
  5. Notification of Privileges: Macquarie University will notify successful applicants of their privileges upon being offered the scholarship.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Conclusions:

The Macquarie University Sydney Graduate Research Scholarships 2024 offer valuable opportunities for international students to pursue Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs across various disciplines. With a range of scholarships available, including the Research Training Program (RTP), Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES), and Indigenous Australian Scholarships, among others, the university aims to support exceptional graduate researchers in achieving their academic goals. The increased stipend rate and coverage of additional expenses further enhance the benefits provided by these scholarships, making them an attractive option for prospective candidates.

FAQs:

  1. Who is eligible to apply for the scholarships?
    • The scholarships are available to international students from any country, except Australia and New Zealand, who meet the academic criteria for admission to their preferred postgraduate research program.
  2. What documents are required for the application process?
    • Applicants need to submit a completed online application form, academic referee reports, and any necessary supporting documentation as outlined in the application guidelines.
  3. When is the deadline for scholarship applications?
    • The deadline for scholarship applications is April 30, 2024.
  4. How will successful applicants be notified?
    • Macquarie University will notify successful applicants of their privileges upon being offered the scholarship.
  5. Where can I find more information and apply for the scholarships?
    • Visit the official Macquarie University website for detailed information on scholarship opportunities and the application process.
  • Bernard Afrifa

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