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Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship – How To Apply

Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme is primarily intended to assist international students to cover tutition fees. Apply here.

The Flinders International Research Scholarship (FIPRS) is a scholarship Programme primarily intended to assist international students to cover international tuition fees and also provides a monthly stipend for the monthly upkeep of the international student.

Numerous questions are being asked about the Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Some of these questions include:

Answers to these questions and many others will be provided in this article.

Benefits of Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

  • The FIPRS pays the international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a research higher degree.
  • A monthly stipend gives the recipient with a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $27,596 per annum (2019 rate). It is tax exclusive and indexed annually.
  • A student who moves to Adelaide from other countries or continents is eligible for a relocation allowance (upon arrival at Flinders) of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, provided receipts can be presented by the student.

The requirement for Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

  • Students applying must be a citizen of any overseas country except New Zealand and must meet the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.
  • Applying candidates are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons. A degree which is a four-year degree with a major research project in the final year.
  • Applicants must attain the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students from countries for which English is a foreign language will need to present evidence or proof of their English language competence and efficiency.
  • Applicants should not have an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are only available to students starting a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
  • Applicants must not be an Australian citizen or have Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.

Application Information for Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Research Supervisor: Applicant must contact an academic staff member in your relevant course department, and have an agreement with the academic staff to supervise you if you are successful.  Email thread should be provided as evidence of the supervisor’s agreement and should be included with your application. Applicants without a supervisor at the time they made the application will NOT be considered for an AGRTPS/FIPRS.
  • You must include up to five of your publications, each accompanied with a completed coversheet; publications without coversheets will not be considered.  Publications are reviewed to examine the quality of your previous research in the area that you intend to study at Flinders University. Applicants having more than five publications should communicate with their Flinders University supervisor to select the best five. Explain briefly why these five were chosen. Do not provide more than five publications. Other additional publications may be included in your CV or in a separate list. Coversheets are not required for publications listed on the CV but not included among the top five.
  • For detailed information about the submission of publications: http://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships/how-to-apply/rhd-scholarship-applications/submission-of-publications.cfm
  • Only publications in the English Language should be included among the top five.
  • Due to the competitive nature of the international scholarship, applicants who have not published are unlikely to be competitive and may not be considered.
  • Applicants must present a certified copy of all university-level academic transcripts. Please, secondary school certificates or non-educational certificates or awards not to be submitted.
  • You must include in your application a research proposal of about 500 words in length, outlining the problem, hypothesis, and the methodology or approach.
  • Complete Section A of two copies of the Academic Referee’s Confidential Report forms and send them to two appropriate chosen referees of your choice. If possible, the referees should have an informed, personal and professional knowledge of your academic ability and be able to vouch for your research potential.  Fully filled Academic Referee reports must be submitted via email to [email protected] by the closing date.
  • An updated and detailed CV outlining your work experience, all research experience, and a full list of cited publications should be part of your application.
  • All documents must be uploaded via the application portal and should be in the English Language. Please, all documents should be saved as a PDF and scan and save in the correct orientation. Please, all documents should be saved with your family name and document name, for example, name_Transcript, name_publication 1.

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How to apply for Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

  • The applicant will first submit an application for admission to a Higher Degree by Research for both the AGRTPS and FIPRS.
  • An active Flinders Authentication Name (FAN) is required to complete this process.
  • If you have no prior study education at or ever made an application to Flinders University, register and submit your application for admission to a Research higher degree using the application web portal.
  • After completing your registration, you will be sent a confirmation email that will arrive within 4 hours to your nominated email address and will have your login details and instructions on how to activate your FAN.
  • If you had studied at Flinders University within the last 12 months prior to your application, you can go ahead and submit your application for admission to Research Higher Degree and for the scholarship using the Student Information System.
  • If you had studied at Flinders University but graduated more than 12 months prior to your application, you will need to reactive your FAN via the FAN reactivation page. An active FAN is necessary for you to be able to submit your application for admission via the Student Information System as required.
  • You will locate the application form by selecting the My Applications tab at the top of the page, selecting the degree you wish to be admitted for and completing the form. After fully completing the application for admission, you will also need to complete an application for the scholarship. To do this, select the My Scholarship tab and then Create a new scholarship application.  The scholarship application is called International RHD Scholarship – group. This application will make sure you are assessed for both the AGRTPS and the FIPRS.
  • Once your application is complete, including answering all mandatory questions and uploading all documentation, your application will be assessed. Assessment will commence once applications have closed.

Deadline for Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Friday 9, August 2019 at 5 pm Australia, Adelaide

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