2017 Victoria Scholarships for International Students in Australia

Winning a Scholarship award is one of the ways to survive on campus.  However, scholarships are awarded with some criteria such as academic excellence, financial status, country of origin, etc. Victoria University is offering scholarships for domestic and international students to study in Australia. These scholarships are available for graduate researchers undertaking a research project at the university

Scholarship description

Victoria University has world-leading researchers available to supervise successful graduate research scholarship applicants to become the next generation of research-qualified professionals. Victoria University (VU) is a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) based in Melbourne, Australia. It is a dual-sector tertiary institution providing courses in both higher education and Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

download (1)VU has the following Research Focus Areas: Applied Informatics, Creative Arts & Writing, Diversity, Communities & Wellbeing, Education & Lifelong Learning, Food Sciences & Nutrition, Health & Biomedicine, Sport, exercise Science & Active Living, Strategic Economics & Finance, Supply Chain & Logistics and Sustainability & Innovation

There are different scholarships at Victoria University and there are eligibility criteria for each;

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA): To be eligible for an APA, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement
  • Have achieved First Class Honours or equivalent results (80% or higher on VU Grading Scale)
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)
  • Have their enrolment into the proposed degree approved by Victoria University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (VUPRS)

VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUPRS): To be eligible for a VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2016
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)

Victoria University Diversity Scholarship (VU Diversity Scholarship): To be eligible for a Diversity Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens, or have been granted permanent resident status (This includes New Zealand citizens who are granted permanent residency status on arrival)
  • Can provide evidence that you have experienced one or more of the following that have disrupted or adversely affected your studies:
  • Traumatic events beyond your control
  • Significant illness and/or disability
  • Socioeconomic and/or family circumstances
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Be undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral research degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student (Part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)
  • Have had their enrolment into the proposed degree approved by the institution

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS): To be eligible for an IPRS and VUIPRS, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of any country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • Meet the University’s academic entrance requirements for enrolment into a research degree
  • Meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements for enrolment in a research degree
  • Be commencing a Masters by Research or Doctoral degree in 2017
  • Enrol as a full-time student
  • Priority will be given to applicants who pursue a program of study in one of Victoria University’s areas of research focus

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:

  • All Ph.D., Professional Doctorate and Masters by Research applicants must meet the University’s minimum academic entry requirement of a 70% (Distinction VU standard) average in the most relevant qualifying degree
  • To be considered for a graduate research scholarships in what is always a highly competitive process, applicants are expected to have at minimum 1st class honours (80%+ average) or the equivalent to 1st class honours.

Applicants must present any of the accepted evidence to demonstrate English language proficiency:

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score (no band less than) 6.5 (6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score: 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading18, Writing 22)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (with no section score less than): 58-64 (50)
  • The University of Cambridge – Advanced (CAE): Total score of 58
  • VU English – University Preparation UPP (Postgraduate): Achieved
  • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) – EAP 2 (advanced): A grade

The values of the scholarships are as follows:

The Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) has a value of $25,849 while VU Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUPRS) has a value of $25,849. VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS) awards $25,849 while International Postgraduate Research Scholarship awards $25,849. VU Diversity Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUDPRS) has a value of $25,849 while Vice-Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award has a value of $35,000

Procedures to apply for these scholarships

The mode of applying is electronically. Applicants need only submit one application to be considered for a graduate research scholarship commencing 2016. The applicants have to follow this procedure:

  • Select a degree
  • Check eligibility for a graduate research scholarship
  • Ensure you meet minimum academic entry requirements
  • Review Areas of Research Focus
  • Prepare Research Proposal and CV
  • Confirm supervisor
  • Submit application
  • Referee reports

You can find the Application Form Here

Application deadline

Receipt of scholarship application from international students is expected to end on 30 September 2016 and 28 October 2016 for domestic students. Note: For domestic students applications will open on 1 September 2016

For further information and enquiry, click here.

I wish you great success as you apply. Do not hesitate to drop your questions, recommendations etc on the comment box. Glad to hear from you. Keep checking this blog for posts on how you can survive on campus. See you next time. Bye for now

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