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Scholarships announced for PhD study at the University of Newcastle - Apply by August 31st

The University of Newcastle have recently announced over 50 university scholarships for international PhD candidates.  The generous scholarships include:

  • Living allowance of AU$24,653 per annum
  • Relocation and establishment allowance of up to AU$2,020
  • Tuition fees
  • Overseas student health cover

To be eligible for one of these scholarships you should have submitted your research proposal to a suitable supervisor at the university before 31st August 2013.

Successful scholarship candidates usually have:

  • An IELTS of at least 6.5
  • Honours class one or equivalent
  • An outstanding Grade Point average
  • A master degree with strong research component
  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

Contact us to find out more about the PhD applications process for International students.  You will need to find a supervisor yourself and the University of Newcastle provides a useful tool to help you do so: Find a supervisor (University of Newcastle).

Research at the University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive university with a strong international reputation. Ranked in the top 3% in the world by QS World University Rankings 2012 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012.

The University of Newcastle ranked equal 7th for research "well above world standard" in the Excellence in Research for Australia assessment (ERA), carried out by the Australian Government’s principal research agency, the Australian Research Council (ARC) in 2012. In the ERA assessment 90% of our research was rated “at world standard” or above.

Areas of research excellence include:

WELL ABOVE WORLD STANDARD
Applied Mathematics; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Geology; Human Movement and Sports Science; Immunology; Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry; Mechanical Engineering; Neurosciences; Nutrition and Dietetics; Oncology and Carcinogenesis; Physical Geography and Environmental Geosciences; Plant Biology; Psychology; Social Work

ABOVE WORLD STANDARD
Cognitive Sciences; Genetics; Medical Physiology; Nursing; Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine; Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Physical Chemistry; Statistics; Zoology

WORLD STANDARD
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability; Architecture; Building; Clinical Sciences; Computation Theory and Mathematics; Condensed Matter Physics; Historical Studies; Human Geography; Literary Studies; Performing Arts and Creative Writing; Public Health and Health Services; Pure Mathematics; Religion and Religious Studies; Sociology; Specialist Studies in Education

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