Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of Western Sydney

 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. Recipients of APAs are restricted in the amount of paid work they can undertake while receiving the award and are not allowed to receive another, similar salary or scholarship to undertake their particular research project. Minor top-up allowances are allowed.

 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 a master by research, with a possible a 6-month extension for PhD students. The scholarship also provides a thesis allowance and, where applicable, a relocation allowance. The university may also offer additional top-up scholarships of $10,000 per year.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  The awards are open to Australian citizens and permanent residents or New Zealand citizens, who hold a bachelor degree with honours class I or IIA or an equivalent qualification. Applicants cannot: have previously held an Australian Government Research Scholarship for more than 6 months; be in receipt of an equivalent award (greater than 75 per cent of the base stipend); or, have completed a degree at the same level or higher than that proposed.

 Study Location:  Australia – NSW: Sydney Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  31 October

 Other Details:  Part-time APAs may only be awarded under exceptional circumstances which relate to the applicant having significant caring commitments or a medical condition.

 Number Per Year:  21


Scholarship Contact Details

 Scholarship Contact:  Ms Tracy Mills

 Contact Title:  Research Scholarships Officer

 Contact Department:  Research Quality, Policy & Planning Team

 Contact Phone:  61 2 47360966

 Contact Fax:  61 2 47360013

 Contact Email:  HDRscholarships@uws.edu.au

 Contact Postal Address:  University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 2751 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  University of Western Sydney

 Provider Phone:  61 2 1300897669

 Provider Fax:  61 2 96787160

 Provider Website:  http://www.uws.edu.au/ (opens in new window)

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