Australia: The University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNIPRS)

The University of Newcastle, Australia, is pleased to announce that the UNIPRS scheme is open for 2007. These scholarships will be awarded to high calibre international applicants based on merit. The scholarship covers tuition fees and a living allowance will also be provided by the Faculty in which the scholarship recipient is enrolled.

To be eligible for an UNIPRS, the applicant must:
  • Be a commencing student in Semester 1, 2008
  • Normally not have previously held a research scholarship
  • Submit a completed Application Form
  • Meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements by the application deadline (that is, applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency by September 30, 2007 otherwise their applications will not be considered)

Please note that the deadline for UNIPRS applications is September 30, 2007.

Please find information regarding application procedures below:


  • - When applying for research higher degree programs at The University of Newcastle, it is important that applicants attach a research proposal to their application. A sample research proposal can be found on page 72 of our International Postgraduate Prospectus.
  • In order to find a potential supervisor, please search our Directory of Expertise. Applicants may contact potential supervisors via email regarding their proposed research.

How to Apply:
Download, print, and complete the postgraduate Application Form and attach the necessary documentation (don’t forget the research proposal!). At Q19, please tick “yes” to indicate that the applicant wishes to apply for a UNIPRS. This Application Form can be downloaded from our website.

Attach original or certified copies of all previous qualifications (academic and professional), including graduation certificates and transcripts.

Attach a certified copy of the personal details page of the applicant’s passport.

Attach proof of English language proficiency (if required). Please see our website for more information about the University’s English language requirements for research higher degree applicants.

Send the completed Application Form along with original or certified documentation to:

International Admissions
Newcastle International
Bowman Building
The University of Newcastle
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW, 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 6595
Fax: +61 2 4960 1766
Email: int-adm[ at ]

Applications can also be lodged with a representative office or agent in your home country. For a full listing, please see this page.

Please note:
The University will only accept original or certified documents. Copies must be certified by a University of Newcastle representative or agent (for details, see this link), a Notary Public, Commissioner for Declarations, Justice of the Peace or an authorised officer of the official records department of the institution that originally issued the document.

If qualifications were obtained under a former name, please attach the applicant’s present name to the documents.

Certified translations must accompany documents that are not in English.

Evidence of graduation should indicate that the academic requirements of the program have been completed or that the award has been conferred.

Applications to the University DO NOT incur an application fee.

Successful UNIPRS applicants will be notified from early December to the start of Semester 1, 2008 as funding becomes available.

Mr Philip Drews
International Enquiries Manager
The University of Newcastle, Australia

Telephone: +61 2 4921 6595
Facsimile: +61 2 4960 1766
Email: international-admissions[ at ]
CRICOS Code 00109J

Deadline: September 30, 2007.