Apply For UTS President’s Postgraduate Scholarship For International Students, Australia – 2015

Apply For UTS President’s Postgraduate Scholarship For International Students, Australia – 2015

The UTS Research scholarships are available to support international students to study Masters by Research and Doctoral programs at UTS which are managed by the Graduate Research School. Applications are only open once a year. Other scholarship opportunities for international students can be found on the UTS: scholarships website.

The UTS President’s scholarship (UTSP) is provided by the University to international students who demonstrate exceptional research potential.

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  • The UTSP covers general living expenses for a period of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Research Doctorate degree. In 2014 the amount for this scholarship is A$25,392 per annum and is indexed annually.
  • The UTSP scholarship is not transferable to another institution.


To be eligible for a UTSP, a student must:
  • Be an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003; and
  • Holder of a international student visa, meeting requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA), including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing; and
  • Have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with clause (d); and
  • Where applicants do not hold a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours in clause above, the University may determine that the applicant has demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment. In determining an equivalent level of academic attainment, the University may consider previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, referees’ reports and other research experience.
  • Be commencing full-time enrolment for the first-time in a Higher Degree by Research(HDR) at an eligible scholarship provider (such as the University. The provider may also consider students who:
  • i commenced their HDR in the previous year but who, due to the timing of their application and subsequent enrolment, were unable to apply for the scholarship in that year; or
  • ii. commenced a HDR and terminated that enrolment within six months of commencement; or
  • iii. are nominated by their Faculty/Institute for strategic reasons related to theirresearch project;


  • iv. have been approved for a course transfer to a different Faculty/Institute; and
  • be enrolled as a full-time student; and
  • not have completed a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature; and
  • must not previously have held an Australian Government-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments commencing; and
  • must not be receiving an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the UTSP stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule.
  • be a recipient of an UTS International Research Scholarship (UTS IRS)

How to Apply

Applicants should ensure that they submit their completed application, including all required supporting documentation, by the relevant application deadline. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

For prospective students

  • To apply, please submit the UTS International Higher Degree Research Application Form for both the degree and scholarship(s) through UTS: International by the advertised deadline.
  • UTS International has information on how to apply, and for further enquiries please contact the UTS: International Sponsored Students Team.

For currently enrolled research students:

  • To apply, please submit the completed HDR scholarship application form for current students (docx, 79kb) with a CV by the advertised deadline. For further enquiries, please contact the Graduate Research School.
  • Please be aware that currently enrolled students are only eligible to apply for an International Research Scholarship if they commenced their higher degree by research in the past 12 months, and were unable to apply for the scholarship at the same time as admission due to the timing of their application.

Deadline: application closes August 20, 2015


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