CSIRS Scholarships at Curtin University, Australia
2016 IPRS/ 2016 CSIRS
Applications open: 01/06/2015
Applications close: 31/08/2015
About this scholarship
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) scheme was established to maintain and develop international research linkages and specifically aims to:
- attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the Australian higher education sector; and
- support Australia’s research effort.
In addition to IPRS, Curtin has a number of Strategic International Research Scholarships (CSIRS) available for new future students planning to commence in 2016.
- Current Students
- Future Students
- Science & Engineering
- Centre for Aboriginal Studies
- Curtin Business School
- Health Sciences
- Postgraduate Research
- International students
- Merit Based
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) provides:
- course tuition fee for two years for a Masters by Research and three years for a Doctoral degree; and
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the recipient and their dependants for the duration of the award.
In addition, all successful applicants will receive an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) valued at $25,849 (2015 value) for living allowance. This tax-free stipend is indexed annually.
Curtin Strategic International Research Scholarship (CSIRS) provides:
- course tuition fee for three years for a Doctoral degree; and
- basic single overseas health cover (OSHC) for the recipient; and
- a stipend equivalent to that of the APA valued at $25,849 (2015 value) per annum tax free for the duration of your study.
IPRS: Candidates from any field of endeavour are welcome to apply.
Strategic Research Areas for CSIRS (Applicants must be new future students intending to commence in Research Term 1, 2016 and their research proposals must aligned with one of the areas listed below):
Energy Economics: This builds on a growing platform of research which straddles both Economics and Finance as well as CGSB (and thus DMEE). It also ties in with the interests in oil and gas, renewal energy. Given the range of issues facing this arena ranging from world market analysis, security of supply and climate change implications.
Supply chain/ logistics: Supply chain research not only taps into research being undertaken in the School of Information Systems but also has relevance in Agri-business and to a lesser extent Health Sciences through centre such as CESSH. Understanding the data/information requirements, varying stakeholder objectives, and numerous cultures as we move to a global economy is critical.
Big Data/ Decision Analysis: This area is able to leverage off both the CiC and the HIVE/Pawsey facilities and taps into knowledge regarding combined qualitative and quantitative modelling and data mining.
Luxury Branding: This growing area is supported through CBS cluster and sees important strengths in international capacity particularly in Asia where there are existing excellent relationships with industry and academia.
Biosciences & Metabolic Health.
Neurosciences & Behaviour.
Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences.
Public and Population Health.
Creative, Cultural and Critical Inquiry: The faculty’s special-focus fields of research are Building; Urban and regional planning; Specialist studies in education; Communications and media studies and Cultural studies.
New Knowledge Environment: The faculty’s special-focus fields of research are Building; Urban and regional planning; Specialist studies in education; Communications and media studies and Cultural studies.
Sustainability and Sustainable Development: The faculty’s special-focus fields of research are Building; Urban and regional planning; Specialist studies in education; Communications and media studies and Cultural studies.
Geosciences: Fundamental and applied planetary science; global systems, resources and environmental change;
Chemical & Environmental Sciences: Application of analytical, spectroscopic and computational methods in materials, water and medicinal chemistry research; Fundamental and applied research relating to environmental biology, agriculture and marine science.
Physics and Astronomy: Research focusing on astrophysics, theoretical physics, material and environmental physics;
Mechanical & Chemical Engineering: Fundamental and applied research relating to energy, natural resource processing, sustainable engineering, fluid mechanics & thermal processes.
IPRS – available for Current (student who enrolled between 1 Sep 2014 – 30 May 2015 only) and Future Students:
- Your must be an international student (excluding New Zealand);
- You must be studying for your first PhD;
- Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research capacity to suitably qualified overseas graduates eligible to commence a higher degree by research in 2016;
- Applicants must have gained admission already or have lodged an admission application for Research term , 2016;
- Applicants must meet admission English language requirement for the chosen course of study by 4th Sep 2015;
- Applicants whose English are conceded by the enrolling areas will meet admission but not scholarships requirement;
- Not have held an AusAID scholarship within two years prior to commencing the IPRS;
current students who meet the following guidelines:
- Commenced your higher degree by research program in the previous year (after 31 August) but, due to the timing of your application and subsequent enrolment you were unable to apply for and IPRS in that year; or
- Commenced your higher degree by research program but withdrew from that program within six months of commencement;
CSIRS – For Future Students only
- You must be an international student (excluding New Zealand);
- Scholarships are merit base, your research must align with at least one of the Strategic research areas and you must be commencing a higher degree by research in 2016 for the first time;
- You must be studying for your first PhD;
- Applicants must meet English language requirements for the chosen course of study by 4th Sep 2015;
APPLICANTS NOT MET ENTRY ENGLISH REQUIREMENT BY 4TH SEP 2015 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. APPLICANTS WHOSE ENGLISH REQUIREMENT CONCEDED BY THEIR SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship
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Changes to enrolment
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How to apply
Please use application form attached if:
- you are currently enrol at Curtin and fit into the guidelines under ‘Eligibility criteria’;
- you already have an offer of admission at Curtin for Research term 1, 2016 and have not yet commenced.
- you already have an offer of admission but it is not for Research term 1, 2016. As long as you have contacted Curtin International Office to defer to research term 1, 2016 and been advised that you can do so, you can use this form. If not, you will have to re-apply for admission and scholarship via the link below.
** Interested applicants but have not yet applied for admission can submit an online e-application for admission and scholarship via: http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/admission-overview/admission-process/
Templates for required documents are available via:http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/postgraduate-research-scholarships/
Please email your completed application with supporting document to:firstname.lastname@example.org Please write in subject line: 2016 IPRS/CSIRS application
Please encourage your referees to send referee reports to us by email: email@example.com but hard copies referee reports are also accepted. If by email please write in subject line: Student’s name – referee report
Need more information?
If your enquiry is regarding admissions, please email:firstname.lastname@example.org
If your enquiry is regarding scholarships, please contact:
Graduate Research School
Office of Research and Development,
Level 1, Building 10l,
GPO Box U1987,
PERTH WA 6845
Phone: +61 8 9266 3337 (select 4)
Fax: +61 8 9266 3793
Application closes on 31st August 2015. Late or incomplete applicatons will not be accepted.
Applicants must meet English requirement by 4th Sep 2015 to be considered for scholarships.
Applicants whose English are conceded by the school/department are only eligible for admission but will not be considered for scholarships.