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Scholarships at University of the Sunshine Coast

There are 9 scholarships available at University of the Sunshine Coast.

Investigating the Relationship Between Liana Abundance and Tropical Forest Recovery

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • Successful application to the HDR program at USC
  • First Class Bachelors Honours Degree (or equivalent)
  • Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one being applied for
  • Not the recipient of an equivalent award providing greater than 75% of the current RTP rate to undertake a PhD

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Basic skills in the use of spatial analysis
  • Experience in working in remote areas under sometimes basic field conditions
  • Experience conducting fieldwork in a developing country
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and complete independent work

Application details

Students can apply through with the following documents: 

  • Transcripts and completion certificates for previous degrees
  • First page and web link for research publications
  • CV, if applicant has professional research experience

Value of scholarship

13,94,598 a year

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Research Training Program Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

RTP scholarships are funded by the Australian government and are available to overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian Higher Education Provider.

  • Prior to applying for a RTP Scholarship, applicants must first have been accepted to enrol in a HDR program at USC.
  • RTP Scholarship applications can be submitted concurrently with an Application for Admission
  • To be eligible to receive a RTP Stipend Scholarship, a student must not be receiving income from another source to support general living costs while undertaking their HDR if that income is greater than 75 per cent of the RTP Stipend rate. Income unrelated to the students HDR or income received for the HDR but not for the purposes of general living costs will not be taken into account.
  • To be eligible to receive a RTP Fees Offset Scholarship, a student must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.

Application details

Students can send the completed application from along with the following documents through mail.

  • Transcripts and completion certificates for previous degrees
  • First page and web link for research publications
  • CV, if applicant has professional research experience 

Value details

AUD $27,500 stipend annually and International recipients will receive a Tuition Fees Offset Scholarship

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Understanding Evolution in Natural Systems Using Models

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • International HDR student at USC
  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Record of research publications
  • Professional research experience
  • Strong computational and analytical skills in biomechanics
  • Experience using biomechanical assessment tools (e.g. high speed video, force plates)

Application details

Students can apply through mail. 

Value details

Annual stipend of AUD $26,300. If successful applicant is an International student, the scholarship will cover tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover for the standard duration of the HDR program.

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Human Factors and Complex Systems Approaches for the Safe Introduction of Autonomous Vehicles

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • International HDR student at USC
  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours (or equivalent)
  • Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one being applied for
  • Not the recipient of an equivalent award providing greater than 75% of the RTP rate to undertake a HDR

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Alignment of the proposed research to the strategic direction of the Centre for Human Factors and Socio technical Systems
  • Record of research publications
  • Professional research experience
  • Strong background in the field of human factors, computer science/computation modeling, complexity science or psychology
  • Demonstrated capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study

Application details

Students can apply through mail along with the following documents: Transcripts and completion certificates for previous degrees; First page and web link for research publications; CV, if applicant has professional research experience.

Value of scholarship

13,94,598 a year

Application deadline

Expected October 2019

USC Indigenous Scholarship - Honours, Higher Degree by Research or Postgraduate

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • a commencing student (ie. existing students are not eligible)
  • must have completed an undergraduate qualification in any discipline
  • applicants will be considered ineligible if currently in receipt of another major USC or external scholarship (this does not include bursaries)

Selection criteria:
Applicants will be assessed based on:

  • financial need
  • demonstrated involvement within or for indigenous communities
  • evidence of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (unless criterion has previously been met)

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC Qld 4558. For further details please visit university website .

Value details

The scholarship is valued at AUD $4,000 for full-time study, to be paid in installments over 2 semesters (pro-rata for part-time and sectional study). In addition, all course fees and the Student Services and Amenities fee for the relevant semester(s) will be waived.

Human Genomics PhD Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • International student enrolled in or offered admission to a HDR program in USC
  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours, Masters degree with thesis/dissertation/research or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience
  • Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one currently being applied for

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Academic qualifications - An honors or master’s degree in biological, physical or computational sciences is highly preferred; however, persons with a non-biology degree should have some basic understanding of genetics, evolution and molecular biology
  • Record of research publications
  • Professional research experience

Application details

Students should send the completed application form through mail along with the following documents: 

  • Transcripts and completion certificates for previous degrees
  • First page and web link for research publications
  • CV, if applicant has professional research experience

Value of scholarship

13,94,598 a year

MoET-VIED / USC PhD Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a MoET-VIED/USC scholarship, applicants must:

  • have been selected by MoET-VIED to receive their scholarship support
  • meet USC's standard entry criteria to their nominated higher degree by research program
  • be proposing to undertake research in one of USC's areas of Research Focus: 
  1. Psychology in Human Factors and Accident Research
  2. Aquaculture and Agriculture
  3. Animal and Marine Ecology
  4. Forestry Research
  5. Biomedical Science and Nursing
  6. Social Science of Environmental Change

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Undergraduate achievement
  • Research alignment
  • Publications
  • Most recent or relevant degree
  • Relevant professional research experience (if applicable)

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value of scholarship

13,94,598 total value

Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) Honours Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • Students commencing Honours study at USC
  • enrolment in an 'end-on' Honours program (ie not an embedded Honours or Professional Honours program)
  • students must have a supervisor from both the FIRC and one of the FABL schools
  • not already in receipt of a USC merit scholarship or a USC Honours or postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship for Honours year of study

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • academic merit, based on GPA for advanced level courses undertaken
  • research focus and potential alignment to a USC area of research concentration - USC Research concentrations
  • intention/motivation for ongoing study/research and pursuit of a Higher Degree by Research (HDR)

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value of scholarship

2,05,982 a year

Sunshine Coast Local Medical Association Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • enrolled in the Honours program in the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
  • academic merit
  • research focused on a conventional health-related discipline

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • nominations are sought from faculty and academic staff toward the conclusion of Semester 1
  • final selection is by the Executive Dean, after consultation with Co-ordinators of the Honours program in the Faculty of Science, Health and Education and the Head of the School of Health and Sport Sciences

Application details

No application required. Students are nominated by Faculty staff for consideration by the selection panel.

Value of scholarship

1,02,991 total value

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