Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship at Flinders University for International Students
Posted On June 2, 2017
Flinders University is a reputable academic institution, creative endeavor and research being the most important elements belonging to the philosophy of the university. These have been the core to Flinders since 1966 when it was established. Flinders University is proactively engaging in maximizing its ability to convert innovations for society involving more and more students in the economic, political, social issues of everyday life. Flinders is encouraging students across the globe to hope to and create a better future for themselves by creating a partnership with the Australian Government which can help students to pursue their academic endeavor.
The scholarship initiated is called “The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships” which are dedicated to supporting international students who undertake a research degree at Flinders University.
More about AGRTP scholarships
Annually, up to 10 AGRPT scholarships are awarded to students able to prove an outstanding aptitude for independent research. The scholarships are highly competitive being considered based on the “academic merit, academic research training and research indicators and performance.”
The AGRPT scholarships are available for Research Master’s degree being tenable for two years and for Research Doctorate degree, tenable for three years. The AGRPT scholarships are awarded to applicants who undertake a full time study who start a research higher degree for the first time in Australia. Here are the research areas students can apply in order to receive a AGRPT scholarship: https://www.flinders.edu.au/international/apply/apply-research-degree.
The benefits of the AGRTP scholarships
The scholarships cover the international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a research higher degree. Additionally, the university will provide the recipients with an extremely generous allowance paid at the rate of $26,682. It is indexed annually and tax exempt. The recipients who move from overseas to Adelaide, where the university is located, will be eligible for an establishment allowance of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, after their arrival at Flinders. It means that the recipients have to access the families’ savings refundable after they will arrive at the university.
The eligibility criterion of the AGRTP scholarships
Applicant should meet Flinders’ academic entry requirements for a Master’s degree by research or a Doctorate degree by research. Click to read more about them here: https://www.flinders.edu.au/international/apply/apply-research-degree/eligibility
Also, applicants should have completed the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honors degree which means a four year degree with a major research project in the final year. Will be not taken into consideration the applicants who do not meet the English proficiency levels set by Flinders. You can read more about them here: http://www.flinders.edu.au/international-students/study-at-flinders/entry–and-english-requirements/english-language-requirements.cfm
Since applications are only open to students who are starting, for the first time, a research higher degree, they should not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification.
The opening data is June 14, 2017 and the closing date is August 11, 2017.
Other important news
Applicants need to contact an academic staff member in their relevant academic area to supervise them in case they are successful. Here is a list from which students can choose: https://www.flinders.edu.au/international/apply/apply-research-degree/find-research-supervisor. An e-mail evidence of the agreement between the applicants and their supervisors has to be included in their application.
In order to be eligible, applicants must include up to five of their publications a completed coversheet. The publications will be used to analyze the quality of their previous research. Students can consult their supervisor to select the best five which will be accompanied by a briefly explanation why these five where chosen.
Below is a complete list of all the requirements necessary for a student to be considered eligible for a AGRTP scholarship:
Only after all the requirements are met, the applicants will submit their applications at: firstname.lastname@example.org.