The Faculty of Science offers a limited number of full-time postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding international students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD) in the Faculty of Science. Applications are sought from top-performing students currently enrolled in the final year of at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science or a relevant discipline or an equivalent degree (such as a combined Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree), at an international university. The final year of the degree must include an independent research component which accounts for a minimum of 25{72580aea0be98cc703576b9a03f4835ad4943fb456d69e2f17f3e730aabf72b8} of the final year marks awarded. The award of the scholarship is competitive on the basis of academic merit..

Host Institution:
University of Sydney. 
Level of study:
Research doctorate degree (PhD).
Field of study:
Any course from the faculty of Science, University of Sydney.
Target Countries:
Students from foreign counties excluding New Zealand, citizens or students with permanent residency in Australia.
Number of Scholarships:
Not specified but limited. 
Value of the Scholarship:
The scholarship consists of the full cost of academic tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award indexed annually (RTP stipend rates for 2016 are $26,288 for full-time students), and is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, with a possible extension of up to six months. 
Duration:
3 years 
Application Requirements:
Selection for a Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship is a merit-based and highly competitive process. The selection of candidates will be done base on the following criteria:
• Academic excellence of candidates which will be access through current studies; and
• High quality, innovative research capacity.
Applications will be reviewed and final selections decided by a committee comprising senior University of Sydney academic staff, and may include international representatives. The final selection of Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship candidates will be completed in November. Offer letters will be issued to successful applications shortly thereafter.

Eligibility:
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the final year of a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science or relevant discipline, or an equivalent degree (such as a combined Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree), at an international university (a non-Australian university). The final year of the degree must include a research component which accounts for a minimum of 25{72580aea0be98cc703576b9a03f4835ad4943fb456d69e2f17f3e730aabf72b8} of the year;.
2. Applicants must have achieved a GPA greater than 85 or an average A grade, or have a relevant subject specific GPA of 90, or equivalent;
3. Applicants may not be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency in Australia;
4. Applicants must be commencing full time postgraduate research study at the University for the first time;
5. Applicants must not be in receipt of any other tuition fee scholarship;

6. Applicants must have successfully complete their 4th year of their current Bachelors Degree in Science meeting the academic requirements of the scholarship and complete in time to commence studies at the University of Sydney in the relevant year and research period.

Deadline:
Commencement January – March 2019
To be considered for the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship for commencement from January to March 2019 (Research Periods 1 and 2) candidates must:
• Apply to Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Science through the online course application, and
• Apply to the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship through the online scholarship application, by 30 April 2018.

Commencement July – October 2019
To be considered for the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship for commencement from July to October 2019 (Research Periods 3 and 4) candidates must:
• Apply to Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Science via the online course application, and
• Apply to the Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship via the online scholarship application, by 30 November 2018.

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