Indigenous Access Scholarship

Commonwealth ScholarshipsThe Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships assist Indigenous Australian University Students from low income backgrounds. These Scholarships are designed to provide different levels of financial support to students with different levels of financial need.

If you are commencing in your first semester of study in an Undergraduate Course or Graduate Diploma, you should apply for an Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS).

Value and Duration: The Indigenous Access Scholarship is valued at $4,702 (2014 value) and is paid in the semester of award.

Who is Eligible

To be eligible for an Indigenous Access Scholarship, you must be:

  • An Australian Indigenous student
  • Commencing full-time in your first Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, or your first Enabling course such as Jumbunna UNISTART.
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through receipt of Centrelink benefits or proof of low income.

Course Area(s): Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, International Studies, Law, Science, Design, Architecture and Building, Health

How to Apply:

All Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships can be applied for on the same Equity Scholarship Application Form on the UAC website.

By completing this form you will be considered for all Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships as well as the UTS Diversity Access Scholarship in the next available scholarship offer round.

Contact the UTS Scholarships Office for information on application and offer dates.

Application Period

  • Opening Date: 07 August 2013
  • Closing Date: 18 July 2014

For further Information Contact
UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527
Email: scholarships@uts.edu.au

Chancellors International Scholarships at University of Sussex for Postgraduate Students Worldwide

University of SussexCourses: Several fields
Level: Graduate (Masters) Degree
Provider: University of Sussex
Country to Study in: UK

Description: The University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships support the best in global talent, offering financial assistance to exceptional students each year.

The scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential.

Eligibility: In order to be considered for a Chancellor’s International Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate Taught Degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding the degrees listed below (see ‘Fields of study’)
  • Applications for places on the post graduate programmes must apply on the Postgraduate Application form.
  • Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the “overseas” (namely the non-EU) rate.
  • Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor’s International Scholarship.

Selection criteria: Awards are given on the basis of academic performance and potential.

Eligible groups: Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT the UK and EU countries). The list of specific countries can be found on the right-hand pane of the official website (link to it is below).

Participating Institutions: University of Sussex in the UK

Fields of study: The scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools for available postgraduate taught masters courses.

All Postgraduate taught degrees (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) are eligible, excluding the following:

  • Courses in the Institute of Development Studies, except the MA Gender and Development course
  • MSc in Social Research Methods + DPhil combined (1+3 degrees)
  • International foundation years, International Year One Diploma in Business and Management, and Pre-masters
  • Pre-Masters Degrees and Diplomas taught at partner colleges which are validated by Sussex.

Number of awards: Up to twenty-five Scholarships are awarded each year

Sponsorship duration: The scholarships are offered for one year (the duration of the degree programme), subject to satisfactory progress

Scholarship benefits: The value of this award is 50% off International Student tuition fee.

Method of Application: Applications for places on the available degree programmes at the University of Sussex must be made via the Postgraduate “Application form” for Postgraduate study (available in PDF and WORD formats).

The Application form may be found on the University of Sussex website (link to it is below). When fully completed, you should return the form by email, post or fax to:
Student Funding Team
Student Life Centre
University of Sussex
Chichester 1, Ci003
Falmer; East Sussex
BN1 9QJ; UK
Email: cisscholarships@sussex.ac.uk
Fax Number: +441273873344

DEADLINES: The closing date and time for applications to be received is 1st May 23:59:00 BST prior to the academic year commencing in September.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications received after 1st May cannot be considered.

Please take due note of the timetable:

  • By 1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received
  • By 19 June: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates
  • After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarship

Students accepting a Chancellor’s International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University

The Chancellor’s International Scholarships can only be held at the University of Sussex.

The scholarships are available to students paying the higher “overseas” rate of fee. In most cases EU students will not be eligible unless you have been specifically classified as liable to pay the overseas rate.

As a top research-led university, the University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students irrespective of background with a range of taught postgraduate scholarships that few other universities can match. Read more about the scholarships on the Postgraduate taught scholarships page and search the funding database for details of all awards.

Application Deadline: 1 May 2014
Open to International Students: Yes

Chancellors International Scholarships at University of Sussex for Postgraduate Students Worldwide

University of SussexCourses: Several fields
Level: Graduate (Masters) Degree
Provider: University of Sussex
Country to Study in: UK

Description: The University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships support the best in global talent, offering financial assistance to exceptional students each year.

The scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential.

Eligibility: In order to be considered for a Chancellor’s International Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate Taught Degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding the degrees listed below (see ‘Fields of study’)
  • Applications for places on the post graduate programmes must apply on the Postgraduate Application form.
  • Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the “overseas” (namely the non-EU) rate.
  • Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor’s International Scholarship.

Selection criteria: Awards are given on the basis of academic performance and potential.

Eligible groups: Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT the UK and EU countries). The list of specific countries can be found on the right-hand pane of the official website (link to it is below).

Participating Institutions: University of Sussex in the UK

Fields of study: The scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools for available postgraduate taught masters courses.

All Postgraduate taught degrees (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) are eligible, excluding the following:

  • Courses in the Institute of Development Studies, except the MA Gender and Development course
  • MSc in Social Research Methods + DPhil combined (1+3 degrees)
  • International foundation years, International Year One Diploma in Business and Management, and Pre-masters
  • Pre-Masters Degrees and Diplomas taught at partner colleges which are validated by Sussex.

Number of awards: Up to twenty-five Scholarships are awarded each year

Sponsorship duration: The scholarships are offered for one year (the duration of the degree programme), subject to satisfactory progress

Scholarship benefits: The value of this award is 50% off International Student tuition fee.

Method of Application: Applications for places on the available degree programmes at the University of Sussex must be made via the Postgraduate “Application form” for Postgraduate study (available in PDF and WORD formats).

The Application form may be found on the University of Sussex website (link to it is below). When fully completed, you should return the form by email, post or fax to:
Student Funding Team
Student Life Centre
University of Sussex
Chichester 1, Ci003
Falmer; East Sussex
BN1 9QJ; UK
Email: cisscholarships@sussex.ac.uk
Fax Number: +441273873344

DEADLINES: The closing date and time for applications to be received is 1st May 23:59:00 BST prior to the academic year commencing in September.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications received after 1st May cannot be considered.

Please take due note of the timetable:

  • By 1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received
  • By 19 June: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates
  • After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarship

Students accepting a Chancellor’s International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University

The Chancellor’s International Scholarships can only be held at the University of Sussex.

The scholarships are available to students paying the higher “overseas” rate of fee. In most cases EU students will not be eligible unless you have been specifically classified as liable to pay the overseas rate.

As a top research-led university, the University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students irrespective of background with a range of taught postgraduate scholarships that few other universities can match. Read more about the scholarships on the Postgraduate taught scholarships page and search the funding database for details of all awards.

Application Deadline: 1 May 2014
Open to International Students: Yes

2014-2015 Politics and International Studies Scholarship in UK

University of WarwickThe University of Warwick calls for applications from suitably qualified candidates for the 2014/2015 Politics and International Studies, PAIS, Departmental Scholarship for home and international students.

Specifications: The awards will be allocated as follows:

  • Seven full-time Home/EU scholarships. These will be awarded to candidates from the UK and European Union who will undertake a full-time PAIS MA or Diploma Programme commencing in October 2014.
  • Six full-time Overseas Scholarships. These will be awarded to candidates from outside the EU who will undertake a full-time PAIS MA or Diploma programme commencing in October 2014.
  • Two part-time scholarships. This will be awarded to a candidate who will undertake a part-time PAIS MA or Diploma programme commencing in October 2014 or to a current PAIS MA or Diploma student entering year 2 in 2014. This award is aimed in particular at mature British students; however, the competition is also open to EU students or Overseas students eligible for part-time study. Please note that pending satisfactory academic progress, the award will be renewed for the successful candidates’ second year of study.

Worth of Awards

  • Nine awards of 50% of tuition fees each are available for students commencing MA/Diploma study in 2014-15. The award will automatically be deducted from the winners’ tuition fees.

Eligibility

  • Open to applicants on all PAIS MA/Diploma programmes, including the Double Degrees (Warwick year only). Please submit your application to the degree programme before submitting your scholarship application.
  • Candidates must apply to the university and have paid their application fee no later no later than 30 April 2014. Please submit your application to the MA programme before submitting your scholarship application.
  • Candidates must apply for the scholarship no later than 30 April 2014.
  • All supporting documentation for the university application, including references, must be received no later than 14 May 2014.
  • Successful candidates must obtain an offer from the university before taking up the award.
  • Candidates may apply concurrently to other funding sources; however, successful candidates who receive major tuition funding elsewhere (eg, the Warwick International Office scholarship) will be disqualified.

Entry Criteria: Each application will be judged on the following merits:

  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Outstanding case for support
  • Interesting and relevant individual attributes (eg, background, relevant work experience, extracurricular activities, etc)
  • Quality of the application statement–is it concise, well-articulated, engaging, etc

Please note that this is not a needs-based scholarship, so your financial situation will not be taken into account.

How to Apply

  • The primary factor determining an application’s success is the strength of the case for support. This case for support should demonstrate why you fit the above criteria as well as reflect your motivations for choosing to do a Postgraduate Degree in your specialization. Your case for support should be no more than 800 words in length and should differ from the statement of purpose submitted with your application to the university.
  • The application forms are now available for download (see link below).
  • They aim to make a decision on applications within six weeks of the closing date. If you have not received the results of your application within seven weeks of the closing date, you may assume your application was not successful.

Deadline: Completed application forms should be submitted via email to m.j.wolfe@warwick.ac.uk no later April 30, 2014.

Click here for more Details: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/study/studymasters/funding/paisscholarship/

Switzerland: PhD Position–Microfluidics in Large Deformation Media: Transport of Fluids in Trees

Los Alamos National LaboratoryThe Chair of Building Physics of ETHZ uses advanced modeling and experimental methods to study the multiple physical aspects of porous materials and their interactions with fluids. At Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Earth and Environmental Sciences group is studying the physiology of trees under changing climate and developing mechanistic understanding of tree mortality during drought. We are offering a PhD Position – Microfluidics in large deformation media: transport of fluids in trees

Water/Sap Transport in plants is considered from a microfluidic point of view using advanced imaging techniques of natural or manufactured deformable cellular systems. In a tree, the xylem and the phloem form a continuous system from the roots to the leaves where the xylem (a dead tissue) transports water up and phloem (a living tissue) transports the sugary sap down. Flow in the xylem is thought to passively respond to changes in pressure gradients whereas, in the phloem, the plant can control flow actively by osmotic means. Climate change may impose severely different conditions on trees which may, or not, be able to cope by modifying their regulation of liquid flow. To understand how climate affects trees and forest distributions, we need to know how trees regulate liquid flow and how the xylem and phloem tissues interact. The project will consist of a multiscale experimental investigation of the changing geometry of the cellular structure and documentation of the liquid flow in these complex tissues, i.e. phloem and xylem. Advanced high resolution imaging techniques such as micro PIV, neutron tomography and synchroton X-ray nano/micro-tomography will be used. Advanced analysis methods include non-affine registration and computer microfluidics dynamics.

The Ideal Candidate has a Diploma or Master Degree in Mechanical, Civil, Agricultural or Material Engineering, Bioengineering, Material Sciences, or equivalent, is a communicative scientist with a background in mass transport and fluid dynamic. Experience in imaging is an asset. Mastering of the English language is required.

The Supervisor is Prof. Dr. Jan Carmeliet. The project includes joint affiliation with EMPA, Dübendorf and with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr. Sanna Sevanto. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Prof. Dr. Dominique Derome, e-mail: dominique.derome@empa.ch

We are Looking Forward to receiving your application including a CV, letter of interest and names and addresses of references online to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, 8092 Zurich.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2014

2014-2015 Oxford-Murray Master’s Scholarship in Classics UK

University of OxfordThe University of Oxford invites applications for the 2014 Murray Master’s Scholarship in Classics in the UK. The University seeks master’s applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge.

The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by numerous supporters of the University and its colleges

Worth of Awards

  • 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs (at least £13,726).
  • Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.
  • For scholarships offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of the scholarship each year is subject to annual renewal  process based upon satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the award, applicant must

  • apply to start a new Master’s Course at Oxford in the Faculty of Classics.
  • ensure that they meet the selection criteria for their course (see the Course Guide for more information).
  • The scholarship is only tenable at Wadham College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) they state as their preference on the graduate application form.
  • However, successful applicants will be transferred to Wadham College in order to take up the scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma Courses, part-time courses, non-matriculated courses or to students with deferred entry.

How to Apply: All eligible applicants who have applied for admission to the University by the relevant January deadline for their course (24 January 2014), will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Deadline: application for this scholarship closes on January 24, 2014

Decisions are expected to be made around April 2014.

Successful candidates will be notified via email and will receive an award letter.

Click Here for Details and Apply Online:  http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad/scholarships/university/ogs-murray/

Orcadia Foundation Scholarship

Postgraduate StudentsIf you are having financial difficulties and/or are disadvantaged during your education, this scholarship can provide you with financial assistance towards your study costs.

Value and duration: The scholarship pays up to $5000 as a one-off payment.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a current refugee
  • be able to demonstrate financial difficulties and/or educational disadvantage
  • be enrolled at RMIT full time in a diploma or degree in Semester 1 2014
  • have at least one year of full time study load of your program left to complete

Preference will be given to commencing students who have migrated to Australia.

Postgraduate Students are ineligible to apply.

How to apply: For the 2014 academic year, apply direct to the Coursework Scholarships Office using the 2014 Equity Scholarships Application Form (PDF 598kb, 20p). http://mams.rmit.edu.au/urneoebk88mo.pdf

Open date: Applications now open

Close date: Applications close 22 November 2013 at 4.00pm.

Terms and conditions: View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 96kb 11p) http://mams.rmit.edu.au/0b6p7xm057nl1.pdf

Further info: The Orcadia Foundation Scholarship is made available by the generous support of the Orcadia Foundation. The founder of the Orcadia Foundation and his family relocated to Australia from the UK in 1972. It was, in many ways, a seamless transition.

‘We understood the way of life here, we spoke the language and our qualifications were recognised,’ he said.

But the challenge of starting again in a new country motivated the founder to empathise with the difficulties faced by those relocating from very different cultures and environments.

The Orcadia Foundation scholarship is provided to make the lives of migrant students less of a struggle.

Contact: Coursework Scholarships Office http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ndxbhrwpvr3w

Linden Little Engineering Equity Scholarship

University Technology of Sydney (UTS)The Linden Little Engineering Equity Scholarship was developed to assist students experiencing educational disadvantage which can make it difficult to access and succeed in tertiary education. The scholarship will provide support to overcome difficult personal circumstances in addition to providing financial assistance for the first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering Diploma in Engineering Practice course in any major.

Value and duration: Valued at $28,000 over two years

Who is eligible: To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be current school leavers, achieved a minimum ATAR of 80 and have experienced long-term educational disadvantage and/or financial hardship due to any of the following:

  • Personal illness / disability
  • English language difficulty
  • Difficult family circumstances
  • Rural or isolated school
  • Indigenous Australian 
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need by applying through UAC for an Equity Scholarship or for the Educational Access Scheme; and
  • Be an Australian citizen, or holder of an Australian Permanent Resident visa or Permanent Humanitarian visa; and
  • Be commencing their first year of an Undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering , Diploma in Engineering Practice (BE DipEngPrac) degree at UTS.

Ongoing eligibility

  • Achieve a Credit grade average for the term of your scholarship
  • No fail grades permitted for the term of your Scholarship

Course area(s): Engineering

Selection process: Applicants are interviewed and selected based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated initiative in extra-curricular and non-academic activities

Scholarships will only be awarded to applicants who personally attend an interview.

How to apply: Applications need to be submitted before the closing date using the Engineering Equity Scholarships online application form.

Application period

  • Opening date: 02 July 2013
  • Closing date: 29 November 2013

For further information contact
UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527
Email: scholarships@uts.edu.au

UTS: Engineering and IT
Website: www.feit.uts.edu.au

University of Auckland Masters-Honours-PGDip Scholarship

University of AucklandClosing Date: 01/11/2013 to 01/11/2014
Value of Award: Up to $10,000 pa + compulsory fees.
No. of awards: Varies

These Scholarships are offered annually to meritorious students enrolled for an approved Masters degree, an approved Bachelors Honours degree, or, in the case where no Honours degree is available, an approved Postgraduate Diploma.

To assist and encourage students to pursue Masters, Honours and PGDip courses at The University of Auckland.

Selection Criteria

  • Please refer to the Regulations. 

How do students apply:
***2014 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN***

(Applications for the 2013 offer year are closed) 

NOTE: Students who started their Postgraduate Programme in 2013 and who will remain enrolled in 2014 can apply for the 2014 offer year but will not be eligible to receive retrospective payments.

Decision makers: The Scholarships shall be awarded by The University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Board of Graduate Studies.

How and when do students learn of the decision: Approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award: Please refer to the Regulations.

Additional Information

  • Please refer to the Regulations.

Who else has information about this award: Scholarships Office, The University of Auckland.

For more information about this award contact:
The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
Email: scholarships@auckland.ac.nz

Also visit The University of Auckland Scholarships webpage: http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/for/current-students/cs-scholarships-and-awards
Search for University of Auckland scholarships on: http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/cs-search-for-scholarships-and-awards

Regulations (PDF Version)
http://media.auckland.ac.nz/central/scholarship/All/MastHonSch_48_ALL.pdf

To apply, click here
https://aucklandscholars.communityforce.com/Default.aspx?ID=c4ec903b-0417-489f-b92b-00902daa034d

FEIT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

University Technology of Sydney (UTS)The FEIT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship has been established by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology with the goal of increasing the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the Engineering and Information Technology industry.

This scholarship is offered to a high achieving student of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent commencing the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma in Engineering Practice or the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice.

Value and duration: The scholarship is worth $5,000 per year for either four or five years depending on the degree. Up to two scholarships are offered each year.

Who is eligible:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • received an ATAR of 80 or above or equivalent
  • Fulfill the entry requirements into either the Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma in Engineering Practice or the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Diploma in Engineering Practice and
  • remain enrolled part time or full time for the duration of the course.
  • Open to current and non-current school leavers

Course area(s): Engineering, Information Technology

Selection process: Applicants are to be interviewed in late January 2014 and selected based on:

  • Academic merit; and
  • Motivation to succeed in the selected course; and
  • Demonstrated initiative in extra-curricular and non-academic activities

How to apply: Applications need to be submitted before the closing date using the UTS: Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship online application form.

Application period

  • Opening date: 02 July 2013
  • Closing date: 20 January 2014

For further information contact
UTS: Engineering and IT Outreach Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2666
Email: FEITOutreach@uts.edu.au
Website: www.uts.edu.au/future-students/engineering/essential-information/scholarships-and-prizes/local-students