UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA), Australia

Publish Date: Aug 10, 2016

Deadline: Sep 30, 2016


The UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (UNE IPRA) is a new scholarship being offered to top quality international candidates who wish to enrol in a research degree at UNE. Candidates who would normally apply for an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) are encouraged to apply.

  • Up to 20 UNE IPRA’s are available to outstanding applicants who wish to enrol in a postgraduate research degree at UNE
  • These Awards are for commencement of candidature in 2017
  • The UNE IPRA provides a stipend of $26,000AUD per annum, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance
  • The Awards are for a maximum duration of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Doctoral degree
  • Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential

A fixed rate of AU$26,000 per annum tax free for full-time candidates, paid in fortnightly instalments.

Maximum Duration:

Three years full-time for a doctoral degree, two years full-time for a Research Master's degree.

International Students Scholarship Application Guidelines.

All scholarship applicants must have applied for HDR Candidature at the University of New England. Scholarships will only be awarded to those students who have accepted an offer of HDR Candidature. International Scholarship recipients must be enrolled at UNE as on-campus full-time students. Selection for scholarships is based on academic merit and research performance. A high First Class Honours Degree or Research Master with Distinction or equivalent is required to be competitive for Scholarships. The Higher Degree Research International Students Scholarship Application Form is to be used by potential International Students to apply for scholarships available at the University of New England. Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens should download and complete the Higher Degree Research Domestic Students Scholarship Application Form.

Referee Reports

  • All applicants must provide two referee reports. The University will not request reports on your behalf.

  • Referees must be qualified to speak with knowledge about your work during the qualification most relevant to this application and on your capacity for research. If you are also basing this application on relevant work experience/training, at least one of your referees must be able to comment on your relevant experience. 
  • You must also provide contact details of your referees on the application form and ask them to submit their written reports directly to the University on the Referee's Report Form.

Privacy Statement

The University of New England (UNE) is subject to the provisions of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 and applicants are entitled to protection of their privacy. This means that any information the University collects about you, including personal details, academic progress details, and personal welfare information, is treated by the University according to strict guidelines. Access to your information is restricted to those staff that may need the information in orderto carry outtheirresponsibilitiesin your personal and /or academic interests. Other than in accordance with any legal or academic obligation, the University will not disclose personal information about you. This means we do not release any information we hold about you such as your address, or yourresults, even to close relatives, without your permission. The exceptions to the general application of these guidelines are the obligations imposed on us by law, Government regulation, or the requirementfor normal operation of the University,which includesthe following:

• UNE releases statistical information to the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations(DEEWR) as noted on your enrolmentform;

• UNE may publish your award of a prize orscholarship;

• When the award is conferred, applicants’ names will be published in the record of proceedings for the conferring of awards;

• If you apply to transfer to another tertiary institution in Australia, UNE may release to that institution, or tertiary admission centre, information aboutscholarships awarded at this University.

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