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  • Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarships Only offered to recent University of Adelaide graduates

    The University of Adelaide offers a number of Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarships exclusively to its recent graduates to continue their education via a Masters or Doctorate degree by research.

    These scholarships were created specifically for outstanding recent graduates whose recent graduate status means they are not competitive for scholarships in the general scholarship rounds (IPRS, ASI). In the general scholarship rounds they would have to compete against the best scholarship applicants worldwide who have generally had many more years to gain valuable research experience and demonstrate academic excellence. For this reason recent eligible University of Adelaide graduates are only ranked in this (AGRS) scholarship cohort where they have a significantly higher chance of winning a scholarship to further their studies.

    The AGRS Provides:
    • Course tuition fees for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only), and
    • An annual living allowance ($26,288 in 2016) for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only).
    • No other allowances will be paid.

    Note. The scholarship does not provide an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) allowance.

    Conditions

    Conditions and Eligibility Criteria

    Application

    Closing Date for Major AGRS Round (semester 1 or 2 intake): 31 October of the year prior.

    Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application by mid December. Recipients with a semester 1 intake only MUST commence their research program by 30 July. Recipients with a semester 2 intake (offered in the major AGRS round) MUST commence their research program by 31 August.

    Closing Date for Mid-Year AGRS Round (semester 2 intake only): 30 April of that year.

    Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application by the end of July. Recipients MUST commence their research program by 30 November.

    Apply Now.

31 October
(semester 1 or 2 intake) and
30 April
(semester 2 intake only)
  • Adelaide Scholarship International

    Adelaide Scholarships International are available in the three scholarship rounds to outstanding international applicants from any country who have a First Class Honours result or equivalent, to support their study towards a Higher Degree by Research. Awards are available in all Discipline areas.

    The ASI provides:
    • Course tuition fees for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only),
    • An annual living allowance ($26,288 in 2016) for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only), and
    • For Student Visa (Subclass 500) visa holders the award provides compulsory standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Worldcare policy for the student and their spouse and dependents (if any) for the standard duration of the student visa.  It does not cover the additional 6 month extended student visa period post thesis submission. If the award holder does not hold a subclass 500 visa then he/she is responsible for the cost of health insurance.

     

    Note.The scholarship does NOT cover student visa application fees.

    Conditions

    Conditions and Eligibility Criteria

Round 1, 2, and 3
  • Adelaide SG50 Scholarship in Recognition of President Tony Tan

    The Adelaide SG50 Scholarship in Recognition of President Tony Tan has been established by the South Australian Government in conjunction with the University of Adelaide to support Singaporean higher degree by research students studying mathematics and science. The Scholarship will be available to a Singaporean citizen commencing a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Adelaide in the area of mathematics or science. Commencing full-time Masters by research students can also be considered if there are no eligible PhD students in any year.

    The value of the scholarship shall be $5,000 per annum (tax free). The University of Adelaide will also provide a tuition fee waiver for up to three years for each PhD recipient and up to two years for any Masters by research recipient.

    One new scholarship will be available each year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

    The duration of each scholarship will be three years for students enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy and two years for students enrolled in a Masters by Research. Awards will continue up to the maximum allowable time for candidates who upgrade from a Masters by Research to a PhD. No extensions will be considered and no other allowances are payable.

    All Singaporean students who apply for admission and scholarship at the University of Adelaide in the relevant years who are undertaking study in maths or science will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

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  • ARC Funded Postgraduate Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

    The scholarship is supported by the Australian Research Council through Dr Hang Wang's Discovery Early Career Researcher Award under the project name Index Theory for Spaces with Symmetries.

    Field of Study: Pure mathematics (geometry, functional analysis, topology and representation theory).

    Background of the research field associated to the scholarship: In the 1960s, Atiyah and Singer discovered an amazing link between topology and geometry from studying index theory of elliptic operators. Over the past 30 years, foundational progress has been made in understanding the geometry and topology of spaces with symmetries, with the help of operator algebra. This motivates a research into index theory in relation with geometry, topology, representation theory and number theory. The MPhil and PhD project will fall in a broad context of these fields.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (awarded or to be expected before June 2017) in (Pure) Mathematics, an excellent performance in the core courses in Pure Mathematics (such as differential geometry, topology and functional analysis), and a strong interest/motivation towards research in Pure Mathematics.
    • Minimal requirement for English proficiency from the University of Adelaide must be satisfied for applicants whose first language is not English. Detailed language requirement.

    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • An honours or master degree in Pure Mathematics is desired for the PhD position. 
    • Research experience in Pure Mathematics (evidence includes research papers or thesis).
    • Strong presentation, communication and writing skills.

    Stipend: The scholarship will be for up to three years and has a stipend equivalent to the APA rate ($26,288 per annum in 2016 (indexed)). It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries: Dr Hang Wang,
    School of Mathematical Sciences,
    Tel: (08) 8313 5086
    Fax: (08) 8313 3696

    Note: Your statement of purpose, CV, transcript(s) and recommendation letter(s) will be required for processing your application.

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at: Domestic students orInternational students

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Hang Wang, (hang.wang01@adelaide.edu.au) with “Application for the ARC-funded Postgraduate Scholarship” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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Applications Close
31 January 2017
  • Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship

    New scholarships enable research students to seek new knowledge

    The University of Adelaide's strategic plan The Beacon of Enlightenment outlines an initiative to double the number of scholarships available to doctoral students.

    To fulfil this initiative, the University will establish a new group of full scholarships, each valued up to $200,000 to enable outstanding students to join the University and undertake a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Adelaide.

    More information about the Scholarships is available on the Beacon of Enlightenment Phd Scholarship website

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CLOSED UNTIL OCTOBER 2016

  • Full Fee Scholarships By supervisor nomination only

    Applicants must be nominated by their Principal Supervisor and Executive Dean.

    Full fee scholarships will ONLY be allocated to international students who have been previously awarded a stipend by the host School, Faculty, or Research Institute. Full fee scholarships will not be awarded to individual “privately sponsored students” nor will they be granted to students supported by stipends provided to a sole individual without a formal agreement between the University and the Sponsor. This requirement shall not apply to students nominated in grant applications made to recognised funding bodies where a formal application is subject to peer review. Students in receipt of overseas government funding will be deemed ineligible for a fee waiver unless a Memorandum of Understanding exists between the University and the Sponsor to cover such awards.

    Applicants must also meet the minimum English Language Proficiency requirements for direct entry to their academic program, hold at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree, and rank competitively against successful applicants in the current International Scholarship Order of Merit list.

    More information

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  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

    International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are available in the first two scholarship rounds to outstanding international applicants from any country who have a First Class Honours result or equivalent, to support their study towards a Higher Degree by Research in areas of University research strength.

    The selection and ranking of applicants within the University of Adelaide is undertaken by the Graduate Scholarships Committee, using the criteria of academic merit and research potential.

    The IPRS provides:
    • Course tuition fees for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only);
    • All successful IPRS applicants will also receive an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) which provides an annual living allowance of $26,288 in 2016 for the normal duration of the program; and
    • For Student Visa (Subclass 500) visa holders the award provides compulsory standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Worldcare policy for the student and their spouse and dependents (if any) for the standard duration of the student visa.  It does not cover the additional 6 month extended student visa period post thesis submission. If the award holder does not hold a subclass 500 visa then he/she is responsible for the cost of health insurance.

    Note. The scholarship does not cover student visa application fees.

    Conditions and Eligibility Criteria

    Conditions and Eligibility Criteria

Round 1 and 2
  • Laser Analysis of Natural Gas Mixtures PhD Scholarship - School of Physical Sciences

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Physical Sciences

    The scholarship is supported by (funding body): Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre

    Field of Study: Innovative laser and spectroscopic analysis of natural gas mixtures

    Eligibility: Applications are open to Australian Citizens, permanent residents of Australia and international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

    Applicants require a background in Physics OR Electronic Engineering (with a strong preference for those applicants with a background in spectroscopy, optics, photonics, measurement, control or instrumentation).

    Stipend: The scholarship will be for a 3.5 year period and has a stipend of $30,706 per annum.  It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries to:
    Sara Leggatt
    IPAS
    Tel (08) 8313 9254
    Email

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at: https://hdrapp.adelaide.edu.au/auth/login

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Sara Leggatt with “Application for PhD Scholarship in Laser Analysis of Natural Gas Mixtures” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

    Further Infomation

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  • Luong Van Can Scholarships Vietnamese citizens only

    These scholarships are made available through an agreement between The University of Adelaide and the Luong Van Can Fund.  The Luong Van Can Fund aims to develop a new generation of highly skilled professionals beneficial for Vietnam’s social and economic growth. Through its fundraising efforts, the Fund endeavours to provide postgraduate scholarships for outstanding Vietnamese students to study in countries with world-class education systems.

    Up to 2 scholarships for Master of Philosophy / Master of Clinical Science students and up to 3 scholarships for PhD students are available annually.  

    Admission requirements:

    • Applicants must have been chosen for a scholarship by the Fund, and
    • for research masters programs (Master of Philosophy, Master of Clinical Science) must have a Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline with a GPA of 7.0 from a university recognised by the University of Adelaide; and
    • for a Doctor of Philosophy must have a relevant masters degree (which, includes, as a minimum, a research component comprising at least 30% of the total credit); and
    • must satisfy the University of Adelaide’s minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry into their chosen program.

    Interested persons should contact the Luong Van Can Fund for more information

Closes:
1 October Current Year, 1 March Next Year

  • Master of Philosophy (No Honours) Scholarships - International Only offered to recent University of Adelaide graduates

    The University of Adelaide offers Master of Philosophy (No Honours) – International Scholarships exclusively to its recent graduates to continue their education via a Master of Philosophy.

    These scholarships provide a tuition fee waiver and a living allowance for a period of 2 years, and are directed towards candidates who have completed and been awarded a relevant Bachelor Degree or equivalent by the University of Adelaide with an achieved minimum of a distinction average and have not completed an Honours Degree.

    Conditions of Award

    Closing Date – Major Round – 31 October of the year prior (semester 1 or 2 intake)
    Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application by mid December.  Recipients with a semester 1 intake only must commence their research program by 30 July.  Recipients with a semester 2 intake (offered in the major round) must commence their research program by 31 August.

    Closing Date – Mid Year Round – 30 April of that year (semester 2 intake only)
    Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application by mid July.  Recipients must commence their research program by 31 August.

31 October
(semester 1 or 2 intake) and
30 April
(semester 2 intake only)
  • Vietnamese Scholarships VIED will nominate suitable applicants

    Up to 5 Master of Philosophy scholarships and up to 7 Doctor of Philosophy scholarships are available annually for Higher Degree by Research students coming to Adelaide.

    The scholarships are made available through an agreement between The University and the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training.

    Admission requirements:

    • Applicants for programs are required to have been chosen for a scholarship by MOET-VIED.
    • Applicants for a PhD must have a relevant masters degree (which, includes, as a minimum, a research component comprising at least 30% of the total credit).
    • Applicants for a Master of Philosophy must have a relevant bachelors degree with a GPA of 7.0  from a university recognised by the University of Adelaide.
    • Applicants must satisfy the University of Adelaide’s minimum English language proficiency requirements.
    • The relevant Masters degree for Doctor of Philosophy applicants and the Bachelors degree for Master of Philosophy applicants must be in the fields of science, technology engineering, computer science or maths unless otherwise agreed between the parties.

    Interested students should contact the Australian Desk of Vietnam International Education Development for more information.

Closes:
1 October Current Year, 1 March Next Year

  • University of Adelaide/Institute of Process Engineering (CAS) Research Program Scholarship Only offered to new applicants not continuing

    Through a unique collaboration between the School of Chemical Engineering of The University of Adelaide (the University) and the Institute for Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (the Institute, IPE-CAS) in Beijing, the University is pleased to be able to offer PhD scholarships for the coming year. The recipients of these scholarships will be registered as a fulltime PhD student of The University of Adelaide, but will spend two years of their candidature at the University and up to two years at the Institute. Further details of this exciting scholarship program follow below.

    To apply for one of the scholarships, you should follow this procedure:

    1. Send an e-mail to Associate Dr Jingxiu Bi (the University’s manager of the agreement) that includes the following (all in English):

      • covering letter that indicates which of the 5 projects below you are interested in (you may express interest in more than one project) and, in no more than 50 words for each project, why the project interests you;
      • your curriculum vitae;
      • scanned copies of you academic transcripts in original language and English translation;
      • if relevant, a list of any publications in print, press or submitted, being sure to show full details of each publication so as they can be sourced by the supervisors or, if submitted, a copy of the manuscript (as a PDF) and proof of submission (do NOT include those in preparation);
      • if relevant, IELTS (Academic), TOEFL (Paper-based), TOEFL (Internet-based) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test in the 24 months preceding this application you will be required to supply a copy of your English Language Proficiency test results scanned copy of Certificate (if your degrees were NOT taught in English; if the latter applies, please provide proof that the degrees were taught in English in their entirety).

    2. Upon receipt of confirmation of willingness to supervise from Associate Prof. Bi, proceed to apply formally to admission to the University and a scholarship using the standard application form, which can be found at domestic students or international students. In the application, you must:

      • indicate clearly you are applying for the IPE-CAS/UoA scholarship; and
      • attach the confirmation e-mail from Associate Prof. Bi (no application will proceed without this).

    If you wish to know more about any of the projects before applying for a scholarship, you should feel free to contact one or both of the principal supervisors listed for the project.

    The scholarships are open to both domestic and international students. Recipients of the scholarships:

      • will be full-time students of The University of Adelaide and will be awarded a University of Adelaide PhD degree upon successfully meeting requirements of the degree;
      • will spend at least two years fulltime equivalent at The University of Adelaide in Adelaide, and not less than 12 months at IPE-CAS, in one or more blocks of time fulltime equivalent at the Institute for Process Engineering in Beijing;
      • will receive a stipend at the APA/IGRS rate ($26,288 tax-free in 2016) whilst residing in Australia, IPE-CAS will be wholly responsible for the student’s cost of accommodation and other living expense while in Beijing;
      • will have the fees for the PhD degree waived;
      • will, for international students, have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) covered for the period of candidature; and
      • will have access to all standard facilities and other standard services enjoyed by PhD students at The University of Adelaide and the Institute for Process Engineering.

    The projects on offer for 2016 are:

      • Hydrodynamics of a solar hybridised dual fluidised-bed gasifier . Primary supervisors are Prof Peter Ashman and Professor Guangwen Xu. The aim of this project is to assess the hydrodynamics of cold flow model of a solar hybridised dual fluidized-bed gasifier.
      • An Efficient, Site-specific Conjugated Vaccine Development System. Primary supervisors are Dr Jingxiu Bi and Professor Zhiguo Su. The aim of this project is to develop a novel subunit vaccine system enables the site-specific conjugation of biomolecules to designed glycoconjugate subunit vaccines and thereby produce more effective vaccines.
      • Developing novel multifunctional sun care materials base don nanotechnology. Primary supervisors are Associate Professor Sheng Dai and Professor Ming Gu. The aim of this project is to combine the strength of IPE and UoA to develop functional materials for personal cares.
      • Development of New-generation Lithium-ion Batteries Based on Complex Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Electric Vehicles. Primary supervisors are Professor Shizhang Qiao and Professor Dan Wang. The aim of this project is to develop new-generation complx metal oxides-based electrodes for lithium-ion batteries to power electric.
      • Nanobiocatalytic Preparation of Chitooligosccharidesas Biocides in SA Agriculture. Primary supervisors are Dr Hu Zhang and Professor Yuguang Du. The aim of this project is to prerpare a range of chitooligosaccharides with a controlled degree of polymerization through enzymatic hydrolusis of chitosan. The products will be evaluated as biocides in the South Australian agriculture sector.

    Further information available on the Beacon Scholarships website.

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Other Opportunities
  • Brazil Scholarship - Science Without Borders (SWB)

    The Brazilian Government has anounced a 75,000 scholarships program called Science Without Borders (SWB), over the next four years, for Brazilian students to study abroad.

    The program aims to promote the consolidation and expansion of science, technology and innovation in Brazil by means of international exchange and mobility.

    More information for Brazilians interested in studying at the University of Adelaide through one of these scholarships.

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Science Without Borders
  • Chilean Bicentennial Fund Scholarships

    Available for students from the Republic of Chile who intend to undertake a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of Adelaide.

    Information about the application process is available at Becas Chile (Spanish Only). Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Embassy´s Cultural Office on 02 6202 8926.

    More information

Contact
Becas Chile
  • Endeavour Postgraduate Awards International

    The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for international students to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia. Information and application instructions are on the Australia Awards website.

    Please note that if your complete University of Adelaide online application is not lodged by Friday 27 May 2016 your application for admission may not be assessed in time to receive an offer, which is an Endeavour application requirement.

Closes:
30 June 2016
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