Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  Edith Cowan University

 Scholarship Name:  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

 Description:  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy or Master by research. 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. The scholarship is offered on the basis of academic merit and research performance.

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

 Study Fields:  General

 Support Type:  Allowance, Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Multiple/year

 Annual Amount:  $27,000

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship provides a stipend of $25,849 per year (2015 rate, indexed annually), plus an ECU top-up to bring the total value up to $27,000 per year. Tenure is 3 years for a PhD and 2 years for a Master by research, with a possible 6-month extension for PhD students only. The scholarship also provides a thesis allowance and, where applicable, a relocation allowance. The top-ranked recipients may also receive an ECU Merit Award.

 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 who intend to undertake an eligible postgraduate research degree. Selection for a postgraduate research scholarship is based on academic merit and research capability within the university’s research strengths. Applicants cannot: previously have 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 – WA: Perth Metropolitan WA: South West

 Closing Date:  15 May; 30 October

 Number Per Year:  22

Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Title:  Research Scholarships Officer

 Contact Phone:  61 8 63043636

 Contact Fax:  61 8 63042088

 Contact Email:

 Contact Postal Address:  Scholarships Office, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  Edith Cowan University

 Provider Phone:  61 8 63043636

 Provider Fax:  61 8 63042088

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