Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  Macquarie University

 Scholarship Name:  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

 Description:  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR). APAs are provided to assist with general living costs. Part-time APAs may only be awarded under exceptional circumstances which relate to the applicant having significant caring commitments or a medical condition.

 Study Level:  Doctor Degree (By Research), Master Degree (By Research)

 Study Fields:  General

 Support Type:  Allowance, Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $25,849

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship provides a stipend of $25,849 per year (2015 rate, indexed annually). Tenure is 3 years for a PhD and 2 years for an MPhil.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents; be eligible for entry into a PhD or MPhil at Macquarie University; not have previously held an Australian government research scholarship for more than 6 months; not be in receipt of an equivalent award (greater than 75 per cent of the base stipend); and not have completed a degree at the same level or higher than that proposed. To meet minimum scholarship criteria it would be expected prospective applicants will also have additional research experience and qualifications, such as a record of competitive prizes and awards, research publications, conference papers and/or relevant work related research experience.

 Study Location:  Australia – NSW: Sydney Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  31 October

 Other Details:  Subjects for this award are unrestricted but should be focused on Macquarie’s areas of research strength. Candidates are also encouraged to consider applying for a cotutelle agreement with an overseas partner institution. The University may credit periods of study already undertaken towards a research degree as advanced standing. If this occurs, the periods of study before the beginning of the APA will be deducted from its maximum period of tenure.

 Number Per Year:  27

Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Title:  Scholarships Manager

 Contact Department:  Higher Degree Research Office

 Contact Phone:  61 2 98507663

 Contact Email:

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  Macquarie University

 Provider Phone:  61 2 98507337

 Provider Fax:  61 2 98506198

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