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Applications are invited from international students for scholarships to undertake a master's by research or Doctor of Philosophy at The University of Western Australia.

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International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified international students to apply for International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) to undertake the degree of Master by Research or Doctorate by Research at The University of Western Australia. An application for a scholarship is also an application for admission to the University.

The purpose of the IPRS scheme is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas in which the University has specialised research strengths and to support Australia's research effort. Successful applicants can expect to become members of a research team working under the direction of senior researchers and in an area which has attracted external resources.

These scholarships cover International Tuition Fees for up to four (4) years, as well as Overseas Student Health Cover.

Successful applicants will also be awarded a full living allowance scholarship and UWA Top-Up Scholarship (the total combined value for 2016 is $29,000 per annum). Please see the entry for Australian Postgraduate Awards and UWA Safety-Net Top-Up Scholarships for further information.

Please also refer to the Australian Government website for Frequently Asked Questions about International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS).

UWA China Scholarships

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) are offering postgraduate research scholarships each year to students from the People's Republic of China who intend to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at UWA. Applicants who are citizens and normally residing in China at the time of application, and enrolled or registered in a Chinese University, may apply for a UWA China Scholarship.

UWA will provide a scholarship to cover tuition fees for selected students and the CSC will provide a living allowance as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government, a return airfare to Australia by the most economical route, and visa application fees. For further details of CSC funding please refer to information at:

Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships

The Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who wish to undertake high quality research and enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at a Western Australian university. All Forrest Scholars will receive a package which includes an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or University Postgraduate Award (UPA) valued at $26,288 per annum in 2016; an accommodation allowance valued at $19,716 per annum in 2016 (subject to annual indexation); and a relocation and research travel allowance of $13,000.  

The Dean's Excellence in Science PhD Scholarships

The Dean's Excellence in Science PhD Scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding international and domestic students wishing to undertake a research doctorate (PhD) in the Faculty of Science. All Dean's Excellence in Science PhD Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes a living allowance (stipend) valued at $40,000 per annum; a research travel/conference allowance of $5,000 per annum; a research operating and submission costs allowance of $5,000 per annum; Overseas Student Health Cover; and tuition fees. 

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