International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS),Australia

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) scheme is funded by the Australian Government and provides tuition fees to top quality international postgraduate students who wish to enrol in a research degree at Australian universities.

Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential. In addition to the IPRS, the University of Sydney awards an International Postgraduate Award (IPA) to IPRS holders. The IPA provides a stipend/living allowance to all IPRS recipients.

The IPRS is available to students commencing in both the March and July Semesters. Students must indicate that they would like to be considered for the IPRS by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form (271kb pdf). To be considered for the award, applications MUST be received by the International Student Office by:

- 31 July of the previous year for Semester 1 (March) commencement
- 31 December of the previous year for Semester 2 (July) commencement

To be eligible for the IPRS, you must:

  • Be an international student commencing full time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University.
    If you commenced your HDR in the previous year, but due to the timing of your application and subsequent enrolment were unable to be considered for an IPRS, you may apply and be considered for an IPRS during the current round of IPRS application.
    Students in this situation should complete the IPRS Special Application Form (112kb pdf). This form MUST be received at the International Student Office by 31 August of the current year.
  • Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.
  • Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master's degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.
  • Not have held an AusAID scholarship within two years prior to commencing the IPRS.
  • Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
  • Not previously have received an IPRS, unless the previous IPRS was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.

The University awards approximately 30 IPRS awards each year. Successful candidates will be notified in:

– late October/early November for Semester 1 (March) commencement
– April for Semester 2 (July) commencement

Note that only successful applicants will be notified.

In addition to the IPRS awards, commencing students may also be considered for the University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS). The USydIS is open to all research disciplines, however participation in the USydIS program each semester is at the discretion of the Dean of each Faculty. No application form for the USydIS is required and eligible applicants will be considered during the IPRS selection process in October/November for scholarships to commence in Semester 1 (March), and in early April for scholarships to commence in Semester 2 (July).

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and a living allowance similar to the IPRS.

For more detailed information about both IPRS and USydIS awards, please consult pages 11 and 12 of the Postgraduate Research Application form (271kb pdf).

UK: Santander Scholarships 2012-13 at Oxford Brookes University

The International bank Santander is awarding postgraduate scholarships to new Master's students at Oxford Brookes on an annual basis.

This year a number of awards will be made to students starting their programmes in September 2012. Successful applicants will also receive a further 10% discount on their tuition fees from Oxford Brookes.

Funding is offered to students who are graduating from or who have graduated from named universities in the UK, China, Latin-America, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, and the USA. The scholarship fund aims to reward the most academically gifted students from these institutions.

To apply you must be:

* studying at, or a graduate from, a university in the Santander Universidades Scheme

* expecting to have, or already have, a good UK bachelor honours degree or equivalent degree from your home country

* in possession of a formal offer for a full-time master’s degree at Oxford Brookes University for the following year.

To find out if your University is part of the Santander Universidades Scheme please search the list below:

Santander Universidades Scheme 2012-13 - Universities included.pdf

How Do I Apply?

To apply please complete the application form below.

Download Application Form (includes Notes for Guidance)

Download Application Checklist

Applications (including references) must be received by midnight on Friday 29 June 2012.

Please note: Under the terms of the Scheme contact details for all applicants who apply for this award will be passed to Santander.

For further information or if you have any questions about the scheme, please contact:

Judith Powell Taught Postgraduate Administrator

+44 (0) 1865 483713

2012 Dulverton Scholarship for International Students at University of Oxford

The Dulverton Trust is an independent charitable grant-making organisation established by Deed in 1949 by the 1st Lord Dulverton. These awards, funded by the Dulverton Trust, are offered to students from Central/Eastern Europe who otherwise would not be able to afford to come to Oxford University.


Candidates should be applying to start a one year Master’s course within the University’s Medical Sciences, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Humanties and Social Sciences. Only full-time courses are eligible. Deferred students are not eligible.

resident in one of the following countries:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine.

It has been confirmed that applicants ordinarily resident in one of the following countries are also eligible: Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Slovakia.

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University of St. Thomas - MBA Scholarship Program for Minorities

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business announced a new scholarship program targeting under-represented minorities. A total of 15 full-tuition scholarships – valued at $56,000 each at current tuition rates – will be awarded to improve access to the Full-time UST MBA Program and ensure a diverse learning environment for students. The new program, open to U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents who enroll in the two-year master’s degree beginning in Fall 2012, places an MBA education within financial reach for a broader segment of future leaders.

The National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) and National Society for Hispanic MBAs, Inc. (NSHMBA) will serve as promotional partners for the new program. Undergraduate institutions, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to share this opportunity with their under-represented minority students and young professionals.

Interested candidates must submit an application by February 15, 2012 and may visit for more information.

Shire 2012 ADHD Scholarship Program for U.S Citizen

This Scholarship is intended for US citizens accepted to or attending an approved college, university, vocational, or technical school as an undergraduate student that has been diagnosed with ADHD and is under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD.


To be eligible for the Program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be accepted to or enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, accredited trade, technical or vocational school or other “eligible educational institution,” as this term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.
  • Be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.
  • At the time of submitting this application each applicant must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care provider for ADHD, although no specific future or ongoing plan of management or treatment for applicant’s ADHD is required in order for applicant to be eligible for the Program.

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USA:2012 Congressional Science Fellowship for US Citizens

The program will select a postdoctoral to mid-career microbiologist to spend one year on the staff of an individual congressman, congressional committee, or with some other appropriate organizational unit of Congress. The purpose of the program is to make practical contributions to more effective use of scientific knowledge in government, to educate the scientific communities regarding public policy, and to broaden the perspective of both the scientific and governmental communities regarding the value of such science-government interaction.


Prospective Fellows must be citizens of the United States, be members of ASM for at least one year and must have completed their Ph.D. by the time the fellowship begins in September.
-Candidates are expected to show competence in some aspect of microbiology, have a broad background in science and technology, and have interest and some experience in applying scientific knowledge toward the solution of social problems.
-Candidates are expected to be articulate, literate, adaptable, interested in work on a range of public policy problems, and able to work with a variety of people from diverse professional backgrounds.

Scholarship Deadline:February 24, 2012

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USA:2012 Shell Technical Scholarship for US Citizens

Shell Oil Company offers $5,000 scholarships through its Technical Scholarship program to selected students pursuing a four-year college degree in certain engineering or geosciences disciplines at certain colleges. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or normal living expenses. If the necessary criteria are met, scholarships are renewable up to four years or until completion of an undergraduate degree. Scholarship recipients are notified in the summer following their application.


Be a US citizen or authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.
-Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, or senior in one of the specified institutions.
-Have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA (on 4.0 scale), which must be maintained throughout your participation in the program.
-Major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics; chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, geological, petroleum, or geophysical engineering Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student remaining qualified and accepting a Shell Oil Company internship if offered prior to December 1st of the funding year.

Application Deadline: By February 28, 2012

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