Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of the Sunshine Coast

 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.

 Study Level:  Master Degree (By Coursework), 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 1.5 years for a master by research, with a possible a 6-month extension for PhD students. The scholarship also provides a relocation allowance where applicable.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or international students who are IPRS holders commencing from 1 January; hold a bachelor degree with First Class Honours or have demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment as determined by USC; not have previously held an Australian Government-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months; not be in receipt of an equivalent award or salary providing a benefit greater than 75 per cent of the APA stipend rate to undertake the HDR; or have completed a degree at the same level or higher than that proposed.

 Study Location:  Australia – QLD: Sunshine Coast

 Closing Date:  1 October 2015

 Other Details:  Applicants must apply during the scholarship round to be considered for the award. 2015 Honours students may apply with Honours outcome pending.

 Number Per Year:  2

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Scholarship Contact Details

 Scholarship Contact:  Ms Danielle Cathcart

 Contact Title:  Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer

 Contact Department:  Office of Research

 Contact Phone:  61 7 54594811

 Contact Fax:  61 7 54594727

 Contact Postal Address:  University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, QLD 4558 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  University of the Sunshine Coast

 Provider Phone:  61 7 54301234

 Provider Fax:  61 7 54301111

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