Commonwealth Government Scholarships at University of Newcastle, Australia

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Scholarship Description:

Commonwealth Government Scholarships at University of Newcastle, Australia is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Commonwealth Government Scholarships at University of Newcastle, Australia, Full-time research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during one main round offer. They provide a living allowance so you can commit to full-time study.

Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.

Participating Institute:

A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides:

  • An annual living allowance $25,849 p.a. (2015 rate – indexed annually)

The scholarship may also include:

  • a relocation allowance (up to $2,020)

  • a thesis allowance (up to $500)

  • a full tuition fee scholarship (international students)

  • overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students)

PhD scholarships are for three years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.

For domestic students – up to three of the highest ranked domestic applicants will receive a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Outstanding Candidates. If you are awarded this scholarship, you receive an additional $10,000 per annum on top of the living allowance.


Eligibility criteria is set by the Commonwealth Government and candidates must:

  • have a current offer of admission into a research higher degree.

  • have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent and a high grade point average (GPA)

  • be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the end of the year.

Successful international scholarship candidates usually also have:

  • satisfied the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5)

  • A master degree with strong research component

  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

Scholarship conditions:

  • be enrolled full-time (part-time enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances. Part-time scholarships are taxable)

  • be enrolled on-campus (off-campus enrolment may be approved in exceptional circumstances)

  • scholars may only work a maximum of 8 hours per week (between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

  • scholarship offers must be taken-up in the year of the offer and cannot be deferred to the following year. A leave of absence may be taken after 1 year full-time enrolment.

Application Procedure:

Currently enrolled candidates can apply for a scholarship by contacting

New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for admission.

Your application for admission must include:

  • Copies of all academic transcripts

  • A research proposal

  • Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications

  • If required, certified evidence of meeting the English proficiency requirement

Please ensure you attach the following documents to support your scholarship application:

  • Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study

  • Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal

Related documents:

What happens once I submit my application?

  • Applications are assessed and ranked according to merit

  • Attendance at an interview is not normally required

  • Scholarship outcomes are known from mid December each year


International applications close 31 August at 4pm

Domestic applications close 31 October at 4pm

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Degree Level:

Commonwealth Government Scholarships at University of Newcastle, Australia is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.


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