Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarships (AGRS) Announced

Scholarship Description

The University of Adelaide offers a number of Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarships exclusively to its recent international graduates to continue their education via a Masters or Doctorate degree by research.

This cohort of scholarships was created specifically for outstanding recent international graduates whose recent graduate status means they are not competitive for scholarships in the general international higher degree by research scholarship rounds (RTP, ASI). In such scholarship rounds, they would compete against the best scholarship applicants worldwide who have generally had many more years to gain valuable research experience and demonstrate academic excellence. For this reason, recent eligible University of Adelaide graduates is only ranked in this (AGRS) scholarship cohort where they have a significantly higher chance of winning a scholarship to further their studies.

Eligibility
In order to be eligible for consideration an applicant must:

  • be completing/have completed their qualifying program of study (see below) at The University of Adelaide within the previous 4 semesters prior to the intake applied for (to ensure uninterrupted study applicants are encouraged to apply whilst completing the final semester of their current studies);
  • be an international student at the time of application and enrolment;
  • enrol as a commencing student in a full-time postgraduate research program at the University of Adelaide in the approved semester; and
  • not be currently enrolled in the Higher Degree by Research program at the University of Adelaide for which the student is applying for the scholarship.

In addition, applicants must fulfil one of the following academic criteria:

  • be completing their four year undergraduate degree including first-class honours in a research-based honours program at The University of Adelaide*; OR
  • be completing their masters degree by coursework at The University of Adelaide with a sufficient research component to be approved by the Research Education Development Committee as a degree acceptable for entry to the PhD (refer to the Academic Program Rules).  Note: Students undertaking a coursework masters degree will be required to obtain an overall grade of Distinction with not less than a High Distinction in their research component(s) to be eligible for scholarships; OR
  • have submitted their University of Adelaide masters degree by research thesis for examination by the scholarship application deadline.

Note:

  • Currently enrolled PhD students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants who were unsuccessful in a previous round are not eligible for reconsideration.
  • The offer of a scholarship is contingent upon a student not being offered another award by the Commonwealth of Australia, The University of Adelaide, or an overseas sponsor.
Stipend
The scholarship duration will be for up to two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree.  An extension is possible for doctoral programs only.

For the duration of the scholarship, the recipient will receive a 100% Tuition Fee Waiver. The stipend of AUD$27,596 per annum as well.  It is likely to be tax-exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

Enquiries:

Adelaide Graduate Centre Tel (08) 8313 5882 or email [email protected]

Applying:

Application for ‘Admission and a Scholarship’ must be submitted using the Online Application Form.

Closing dates:

Major AGRS Round (semester 1 intake): 31 October of the year prior.

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application by mid-December.
  • Recipients must commence their research program between 1 January and 30 June.
  • It is not possible to defer the award.

Mid-Year AGRS Round (semester 2 intake): 15 May of that year.

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application by the end of July.
  • Recipients must commence their research program between 1 July and 30 November.
  • It is not possible to defer the award.

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