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Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), 2016

Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), 2016

Australian Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: varies, May-Oct (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2016/2017

Brief description:

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.  The scholarships are towards a Masters by research degree or Doctorate Degree at eligible Universities in Australia.

Host Institution(s):

Participating Universities in Australia

Level/Field of study:

Eligible postgraduate research programmes offered at participating Australian Universities.

Number of Awards:

Around 330 are awarded annually.

Target group:

Scholarships are open to international students of all countries (except New Zealand).

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs for scholarship holders, and health cover costs for their dependents. The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a research masters degree or three years for a research doctorate degree. 


To be eligible to apply for an IPRS the applicant must be an international student (except New Zealand) and commencing full-time enrolment in a higher degree by research at an eligible university in Australia. The basic eligibility criteria for an IPRS are listed in section 3.10.1 of theCommonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2012.

Application instructions:

Applications for a scholarship need to be made directly to a participating Universities/Higher Education Providers (HEPs) in Australia at which the applicant wishes to conduct their postgraduate research. Students need to approach the scholarship office at their chosen university for direction about the process to apply for an IPRS and key deadline dates.  The deadline varies among universities but is around May-October each year.

It is important to read the Frequently Asked Questions and visit the website of the University where you intend to apply and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: http://education.gov.au/international-postgraduate-research-scholarships

Related Scholarships: List of Australia Scholarships

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