Murdoch International Postgraduate Studentship 2017

Publish Date: Aug 08, 2016

Deadline: Sep 30, 2016

Murdoch University offers Murdoch International Postgraduate Studentship awards which include a living allowance and a tuition fee sponsorship.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified international students for scholarships to undertake the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Education (EdD) at Murdoch University in areas in which the University has specialised research strengths.

Murdoch University provides the successful applicant with a living allowance of AU $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) as well as a tuition fee sponsorship and health insurance premiums. The health insurance provides cover for the student only. Any successful applicants who wish to bring their dependents will be responsible for any additional costs.

Under the MIPS conditions travel and relocation costs are the responsibility of the applicant however Murdoch University provides the MIPS recipients with a (partial) allowance for relocation and airfares (based on receipts). Murdoch students also have access to a conference travel allowance once during the course of their degree, maintenance funding set by the Schools and a thesis production allowance.

Deadline for submission of applications for international scholarship awards is on 30th September of each year.


The award is for a maximum of three years for PhD and EdD studies. An extension of up to 6 months may be granted for PhD candidates.

Application Information

It is important that applicants include - if applicable - the following information as an attachment to their application:

  • evidence of a major thesis (of approximately 6 months duration)
  • evidence of academic research experience which may be equivalent to a major thesis
  • examiners reports of any dissertation or thesis
  • evidence of fellowship or professional memberships
  • in the case of art, design or other performance based programmes where other criteria may be inappropriate,
  • evidence of international or national reputation by way of exhibitions, performance, or production with your role
  • clearly explained, can be included
  • a list of any publications including work which you have done individually or jointly with others. The list should be
  • presented with the following information: title, authorship (indicate your contribution, if it is a joint publication), type
  • of publication (eg journal article, poster, CD-Rom, conference paper, performance, web-based publication), whether it
  • is an academically refereed publication and details on how this item contributes to the proposed thesis

Applicants who have had sustained contact with a potential academic research supervisor at Murdoch University prior to submission of their application will be considered favourably.

Academic Referee Reports

All international applicants must provide written references from two academic referees. These may be sent together with your application form, or you may arrange for your referees to send them directly to Murdoch International. Referees should preferably be senior academics familiar with your most recent work, and in a position to comment on your future potential for research and contribution to the field of knowledge. It is your responsibility to ensure that your referees submit their references by the due date in September. Your application may be significantly disadvantaged without these reports.

Before Application

  • Check that you are eligible to apply
  • Submit an expression of interest form (PDF document ) to Graduate Research
  • If a supervisor can be found, you will be invited to submit a full application.
  • Alternatively, search for a potential supervisor by yourself.
  • Write your research proposal
  • Once you have completed these tasks you are ready to apply.

You can apply for research degrees at any time during the year. Degrees that are comprised solely of a research project, such as a PhD, can be commenced at any time. If your degree includes coursework you will need to commence at the start of the relevant semester.

Application checklist

  • Application form x1 copy
  • Research proposal x1 copy
  • Certified copies of your English test score (if applicable) x1 copy
  • Certified copies of award certificates and full academic transcripts, including keys to the grading system used and
  • English translation (if applicable). x1 certified copy of each document
  • Birth certificate or passport x1 certified copy
  • Curriculum Vitae x1 copy
  • Referee reports x2 (sent directly to Graduate Research by your referee)

For more information please click on the "Further official information" link below.

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