Full Fee Scholarships
The University may award Full Fee Scholarships to outstanding international students from any country to undertake postgraduate research.
Benefits are payment of full 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). No other allowances are provided.
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.
Under normal circumstances Full fee scholarships will not be provided for students who seek a second (or subsequent) degree which is at the same level, or at a lower level, than the highest one they already hold. However under exceptional circumstances a scholarship may be considered if at least five years have lapsed since the first comparable award was attained and the student can identify a major change in discipline.
Applications will be considered at any time.
Supervisors wishing to nominate students for Full Fee Scholarships should read Application to Establish a Full Fee Scholarship. For advice/assistance completing the 2 required application forms ('Full Fee Scholarship Establishment Form' AND 'Proposal to Establish a Departmental or Externally Funded Scholarship') please contact a Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer at the Adelaide Graduate Centre.