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Scholarships at University of the Sunshine Coast

There are 3 scholarships available at University of the Sunshine Coast.

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 instalments 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.

National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life Scholarship

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
  • Maintain satisfactory progress
  • Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one currently being applied for
  • Not have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the current scholarship’s payments commencing
  • Not be the recipient of an equivalent award, scholarship, or salary, providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the RTP rate to undertake a HDR. Income unrelated to the course of study is not to be taken into account.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Academic qualifications
  • Alignment of the proposed research to one of USC’s areas of research concentration
  • Record of research publications
  • Professional research experience
  • Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with researchers across Australia as well as Europe and North America to help craft the Centre. Opportunities also exist for short-term exchanges with other laboratories as needs to complete the research.

Application details

  • Review the HDR Applicants webpage and complete an application for admission 
  • Review the Applying for a HDR Scholarship webpage 
  • Complete a HDR Scholarship Application 
  • Complete a Response to Selection Criteria 
  • Submit to the Office of Research via email

Value details

Annual stipend (valued at AUD $27,082 in 2018).. If the successful recipient is an International student the scholarship will include tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (single cover)

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 honours 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

  • Review the Applying for a HDR Scholarship webpage
  • Complete a HDR Scholarship Application
  • Complete a Response to Selection Criteria
  • Submit to the Office of Research via email

Value details

RTP equivalent stipend for standard duration of the program (3 years). The RTP rate is AUD $27,596. If the successful recipient is an International student, tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (single cover) will be included in the scholarship

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