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2019/2020 Commonwealth Government University of Newcastle Scholarships for Masters Students – Australia

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe. Their research is world-class and diverse. Their degree programs are internationally recognised and their partnerships and collaborations drive innovation.

The University of Newcastle, Australia is offering university and Commonwealth government scholarships for Research Masters degree for international students.As part of your degree application you will be asked if you would like to be assessed for a research scholarship. This means that you are applying for the Research Training Program (RTP) – a scholarship funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education – or one of the University of Newcastle’s Research Scholarships.


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Aim and Benefits

A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides an annual living allowance of $27,596 per annum (2019 rate – indexed annually). The scholarships for international students cover the cost of tuition fees, and in some cases include the cost of compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover. All domestic students have their fees covered by the RTP, to a maximum of 4 years for PhD candidates and 2 years for MPhil students.

List of Courses for Masters Scholarship

Requirments for Scholarship Masters Qualification

candidate must:

  1. meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5; 7.0 in some disciplines);
  2. meet the admission criteria for the qualification you are applying for – MPhil or PhD;
  3. have support from the School you will be enrolled with, i.e. the nominated supervisor in the form of a Pre-Identified Candidate (PIC) code.


Interview date, Process and Venue

Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.Please note that the International Sanctions Compliance Assessment is a requirement of the Higher Degree by Research admission process.

Required Documents for Application

  • Research proposal must be supplied for all applications
  • Birth certificate, if not previously enrolled at this University within the last seven years
  • Copy of personal details page of your passport, and visa if applicable
  • Evidence of citizenship, if not born in Australia or New Zealand, and not previously enrolled at this University within the past seven years
  • English translations of academic qualifications, if academic qualifications are not in English
  • Certified copies of English Language qualification, or details of English proficiency, or evidence of recognised qualification wholly conducted and assessed in English, of at least one year FTE duration, from an exempt country and a citizen or resident in the country for the duration of the studies (see Table 2 of the English Requirements Tables), or evidence of recognised qualification completed within the last five years wholly conducted and assessed in English, of at least two years FTE duration, from a non-exempt country (see Table 4 of the English Requirements Tables)
  • Certified copies of all previous academic qualifications except for those completed at the University of Newcastle – certificates and/or transcripts for each course, whether completed or not
  • Evidence of name change, if academic qualifications are in a different name. If you are an overseas registered nurse, provide a certified true copy in English of your license
  • Candidature variation form for applicants intending to study off campus
  • Curriculum Vitae detailing relevant experience or employment, if previous experience / employment is specified (optional)
  • Statement of research experience from previous supervisor, if previous research experience is specified (optional)
  • Evidence of previous enrolments for incomplete research program, if previous incomplete research programs specified.

If you apply for a UON Scholarship, you should additionally provide evidence of previous publications / exhibitions / research attainments. These are required if the attainments are to be included in your points ranking. See the HDR Scholarship Guidelines for more information. All applications for scholarship must include a Pre-Identified Candidate (PIC) code, which is provided by a potential UON supervisor (see Step 2).


Application Deadline

September 1, 2019 .

How to apply

  1. Find the right research degree for you on our full listing of higher degrees by research.
  2. Scholarship applicants - All Commonwealth Government and UON scholarship applicants must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and have it signed by a potential UON supervisor to be assured of being considered for scholarship. You should upload the EOI form with your online application. The potential supervisor will also provide you with a Pre-Identified Candidate (PIC) code which must be included in your application. Please see the Guide for uploading this information with your online application. Support from a potential supervisor is needed before your application can be considered but does not guarantee that you will be offered admission or awarded a scholarship.

The EOI form is a fillable PDF. Please right click the link below and save the document to your computer.

Download the Expression of Interest form (PDF, 176 KB)

For admission only applicants - it is highly recommended you liaise with a UON supervisor prior to submitting your application.

  1. You are required to submit a research proposal which is a clear statement describing your proposed area of research. Consultation with an academic staff member in your area of research interest is required.


Interested and qualified? Go to The University of Newcastle on to apply
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