Fully Funded Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship—Australia

Applications are now being accepted from international students for the 2024 the Flinders International Postgraduate Scholarship (FIPRS) at Flinders University, Australia.

The Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS) were established to support students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program. The Scholarships are funded by the University and up to 4 scholarships will be awarded annually. Due to the limited number of scholarships available, this scholarship is highly competitive.

The Flinders International Research Scholarship (FIPRS) is a scholarship specifically intended to support international students that covers international tuition fees and also provides a stipend.

The FIPRS is awarded to candidates who demonstrate outstanding aptitude for independent research, academic merit, academic research training and research indicators and performance.

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree. Successful applicants are required to undertake full time study and must be commencing a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time.

Applicants for the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS) for international students will be automatically considered for the FIPRS.

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Study Programme: Postgraduate Research Degree

Eligible Countries: International Students

Country Host: Australia

Scholarship Reward: Fully funded, stipend

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

Awards will only be available to those who:

  • Who are a citizen of any overseas country except New Zealand, and do not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship; and
  • Intend to commence full-time study for a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time, in the year for which the award is to offered. Students who commenced their higher degree by research in the previous year but who, due to the timing of their application for admission and subsequent enrolment, were unable to apply for a FIPRS in that year, or, commenced a higher degree by research and terminated that enrolment within six months of commencement, may be considered; and
  • Intend to enrol in an area of research concentration.  These are areas in which the University has particular strength, has concentrated its research resources and has attracted external funding; and
  • Satisfy all entry requirements for a higher degree by research, including the English proficiency levels in accordance with the English Language Proficiency Requirements for HDR Candidature

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • The FIPRS pays the international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a research higher degree.
  • In addition, a stipend provides the recipient with a generous living allowance paid at the rate of of $33,990 per annum (2024 rate). It is tax exempt and indexed annually.
  • A FIPRS student who moves to Adelaide from overseas is eligible for an establishment allowance (after arrival at Flinders) of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, provided receipts can be produced by the student.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection of award holders will be undertaken by the Scholarships Committee based on academic merit and research potential.
  • Applications will be ranked according to the University’s Guidelines for Ranking Postgraduate Research Scholarship Applications
  • The University will give priority to students undertaking a higher degree by research for the first time.

Documents Required

  • Publications (up to five)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Research Proposal
  • Academic Referee Reports
  • CV

All documents must be in English

Application Process

For further information, please CLICK HERE to visit the official website

Application Deadline

August 18, 2024

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