UTS International Research Scholarship (IRS), Australia

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Each year University of Technology Sydney (UTS) offers up to 60 UTS International Research Scholarship (IRS) to eligible Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates who demonstrate exceptional research potential.


Value and duration
The UTS IRS only covers the tuition fees for a period of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Research Doctorate degree. The UTS IRS is not transferable to another institution. The mandatory cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is not covered by the UTS IRS.

Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the UTS IRS, a student must:
  • be an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth); and
  • purchase and maintain a standard OSHC policy approved by the Commonwealth government Department of Health and Ageing; and
  • be commencing full-time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at UTS;
  • be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as one of its areas of research concentration; and
  • not hold a research qualification regarded by the University to be equivalent to an Australian research doctorate degree or, if undertaking a research master's degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the provider to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian research master's degree; and
  • not have held an Australian Agency for International Development scholarship within the two years prior to commencing the UTS IRS; and
  • not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution; and
  • not previously have received a UTS IRS for a research doctorate degree, unless converting to a research master's degree; and
  • not previously have received an UTS IRS for a research master's degree, unless: ii) that degree was completed and the student is immediately undertaking a research doctorate degree; or ii) the student has converted their HDR under paragraph 3.25.15 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2010

Course area(s)
All courses

How to apply
Applicants for the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) will automatically also be considered for this scholarship (IRS) and the APA and UTSP scholarships as well. These applications are only open once a year during the Autumn intakes.
There is no separate Application Form for IPRS, IRS, APA and UTSP scholarships for prospective students. Completing one form will mean that you are considered for all associated scholarships.
To apply for admission to UTS, please visit the Applying to study at UTS page on the UTS: International website and complete the UTS International Higher Degree Research Application Form . If you wish to be considered for an IPRS and all associated scholarships, tick the relevant YES box in the SCHOLARSHIP / SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION section of this form.

For currently enrolled research students at UTS, please refer to the International Research Scholarships page on the University Graduate School website for application procedures.

For a copy of the full scholarship eligibility, conditions and benefits, please refer to the International Research Scholarships page on the University Graduate School website. Outcomes of IPRS scholarship will be sent out in November each year.

Application period
Opening date: 01 May 2013
Closing date: 20 August 2013

For further information contact

Scholarships Coordinator
UTS: Graduate Research School
Phone: +61 2 9514 1694
Email: grs@uts.edu.au
Website: www.gradschool.uts.edu.au

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