The ECUPRS Int. scheme is both prestigious and highly competitive. ECUPRS Int. scholarships are offered each year for tenure at Edith Cowan University. The scholarships provide the recipient with tuition fee and health care cover for the duration of their research degree. In addition, each successful ECUPRS Int. recipient will be offered an ECU International Stipend (ECUIS) to meet living costs for the same period.
Application opening date: 1 March 2015
Application closing date: 15 May 2015
Method of application: Download form
Amount: $27,000 per year (tax free) stipend/living allowance plus tuition fees and overseas health cover paid
Method: Electronic funds transfer
- 1-2 years for a Master by research dependent on course length
- Up to 3 years for a Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
Step by step guide to applying
You need to follow these steps to apply for a scholarship for a Masters by Research, Professional Doctorate or Doctor of Philosophy course (Higher Degree by Research):
- Before you apply for a scholarship, you must apply for admission into a Higher Degree by Research course
- We encourage all applicants to read the Scholarship Conditions: APA, ECU-PRS and ECU Research Excellence Awards (PDF) to understand the application process, selection criteria and the requirements on them as scholarship recipients
- Complete the Scholarship Application (.DOC), including:
Send application to:
Submit your scholarship application and documentation by the closing date for the scholarship:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Eligibility requirements for International Students
- meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Department of Health and Ageing
- meet all University admission requirements, including English proficiency, and be made an unconditional offer of a place in a higher degree by research (either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master by research)
- not currently be receiving a scholarship provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) or have completed an AusAID scholarship within the last two years
Level of study:
- Higher degree research (including Masters by Research)
- Full-time on-campus
The below scholarship/s are assessed together and do not require a separate application:
- International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
- ECU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (ECUPRS Int.)
Information for Current Honours and Master by research students
Students currently enrolled in their qualifying Honours or Master by research degree must ensure that their thesis is submitted in sufficient time * for an examination result to be available for the scholarship round.
* Examiners take approximately 4 weeks to examine an Honours thesis and approximately 6 weeks to examine a Masters by research thesis, however, examination times may vary.
It is important to ensure your application includes as much information as possible together with the supporting documentation as following the closing date,additional documents cannot be added to an application.
Referee Reports - It is highly recommended that each applicant make arrangements for the provision of two (2) academic referee reports. Academic Referee Reports may be used in the assessment process of a scholarship application. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that referee reports are returned to the Research Scholarships Officer by the scholarship closing date.
Documents in a language other than English It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documentation presented in a foreign language is also accompanied by an authorised English translation. This means that applicants must provide copies of the qualification or documentation in the original language and an official English translation.
Selection for a postgraduate research scholarship is based on academic merit and research capability within the University's research strengths.
Successful applicants typically have first class honours or have completed a Master degree by research with additional research output such as research publications and/or successful research grant applications and research experience.