Tuesday, June 7, 2016

UTS President’s Scholarship (UTSP) for International Students in Australia



The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is offering president’s scholarship to selected international students of exceptional research potential. The scholarship is available for pursuing masters by research and doctoral research programs.
UTS President’s Scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international students who have been offered a full-time place at the University of Technology, Sydney. Scholarship is open
to highly ranked research students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and research potential.
The University of Technology Sydney is a university in Sydney, Australia. The university was founded in its current form in 1988, although its origins trace back to the 1870s. It is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree with first class honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing masters by research and doctoral research programs at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded to study any course available at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Scholarship Provider: The value of the UTSP stipend shall be equal to the value of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) offered by the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry Science and Research (DIISR). The annual stipends for 2016 are:
  •  $26,288 (currently tax-free) for full-time study mode; and
  • $13,144 (currently taxable) for part-time study mode. The UTSP stipend rates are indexed annually from the 1st of January every year.
This stipend is paid in equal fortnightly instalments to the student bank account. Under current legislation stipends to full-time students are free of income tax.
Scholarship can be taken in Australia
Eligibility: To be eligible for a UTSP, a student must:
  • be an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003; and
  • be a holder of an international student visa, meeting requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA), including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing; and
  • have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with clause (c) have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with clause
  • and (d) where applicants do not hold a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours in clause (c) above, the University may determine that the applicant has demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment. In determining an equivalent level of academic attainment, the University may consider previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, referees’ reports and other research experience; and
  • be undertaking a higher degree by research (HDR) at the University in the year of the UTSP (UTSPs are not available to applicants whose enrolment into a postgraduate research program has not been accepted by the University); and
  • be commencing full-time enrolment for the first time in a higher degree by research (HDR) at the University. The University may also consider students who: i. commenced their HDR in the previous year but who, due to the timing of their application and subsequent enrolment, were unable to apply for the scholarship in that year; or ii. commenced an HDR and terminated that enrolment within six months of commencement; and iii. are nominated by their Faculty/Institute for strategic reasons related to their research project; and
  • not have completed a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature; and
  • must not previously have held an Australian Government-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments commencing; and
  • must not be receiving an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the UTSP stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule. (j) be a recipient of a UTS International Research Scholarship (UTS IRS)
Nationality: International students can apply for this President’s scholarship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree with first class honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 20 August 2016.

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