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The University of Western Australia Offers Sholarships for Indians - 50 Scholarships




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As Western Australia's leading university, UWA was rated second overall in Australia by the Good Universities Guide 2011 based on key performance measures such as graduate starting salaries, employment prospects, staff qualifications, research intensity and student demand.
The University of Western Australia consistently ranks in the top 120 international universities and in the top 10-18 universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

As part of its broader international scholarship program The University of Western Australia will offer fiftypercent (50%) international tuition fee scholarships to Indian higher degree by research students for commencement in 2012.

Eligible applicants, who can commit to paying fifty-percent (50%) of their full tuition fees to undertake a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at The University of Western Australia, may apply for India Scholarships for International Research Fees (India SIRF). These scholarships cover fifty-percent (50%) of international tuition fees for up to 4 years, as well as Overseas Student Health Cover. Successful applicants will also be awarded a full living allowance scholarship. The current international student tuition fee scale is at

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be citizens of India and must;
• be able to commit to funding personally or have a commitment from a recognised sponsor to fund fifty percent (50%) of the full tuition fees for up to four years (for a PhD);
• demonstrate English language proficiency to an acceptable standard — for details see the following
• have completed a relevant undergraduate degree with at least four years of study and with First Class Honours, or the equivalent — e.g. a Masters degree incorporating a research project of at least 25% of a full year’s program.
• be prepared to enroll as a full-time candidate for a higher degree by research

Other Scholarships
The India SIRF is part of UWA’s broader international scholarship program. Applicants for the India SIRF should also apply for other scholarships in the same round — in particular, International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) and Scholarships for International Research Fees (SIRF) which are open to all international applicants.

Tenure of Scholarships
The duration of the scholarships is up to two years for Masters courses and up to four years for PhD courses. In order to be offered an India SIRF, applicants must have guaranteed funding for fifty percent (50%) of their tuition fees for the full four-year duration of their candidature.


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Living Allowance support
Successful India SIRF applicants will be provided with a full living allowance scholarship. Living allowances are payments made to students while they are studying to cover living expenses. Scholarship students are only permitted to work limited hours and must enroll full-time so it is extremely important that students have a source of funds on which to live while they carry out their studies. In 2011, the living allowance scholarship will be $AU26,360 per annum tax-free.

Stipend (living allowance)
• $A26,360 per annum

How to Apply
• iAthena Online Scholarship system

Closing Dates
India Scholarships for 2012 commencement:
• OPEN: Monday 18th July 2011
CLOSE: Friday 23rd Sept. 2011
• Late applications will NOT be accepted

Application Process
Applications open on 18 July 2011, and close on 23 September 2011. These scholarships will be for study commencing in 2012.
If you meet all admission requirements and are selected to receive a half-tuition fee scholarship, then you will receive an official offer letter.
Successful applicants will normally be expected to enroll and take up the scholarship by 31st March 2012.

Application Instructions
Applications for scholarships are made online. Register and apply at:
Applicants who have previously applied for a Scholarship through iAthena and wish to transfer their application to the latest round should email a request to
Please place 'Transfer previous application' in the subject heading. You will have the opportunity to review and change your application and to include new documents. You can also choose to transfer across existing referee reports or nominate new referees. You MUST resubmit your application and sign and submit a new Application Confirmation Form but will only have to submit hard copy documents that were not previously lodged with the Graduate Research and Scholarships Office.

UWA CRICOS Code: 00126G


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