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Pro-tips on how to study in Australia for Free  Imagine being able to study in Australia without worrying about the financial burden. It may seem impossible, but with the right qualifications, guidelines and a bit of luck, you can achieve this dream and study in Australia for free. Don't let the fear of expenses hold you back from pursuing your education. With determination and hard work, you can make your dreams a reality.  So yes, It is possible to study in Australia without spending a single penny, provided you have the right qualifications, guidelines and a bit of luck. Let me explain it to you in detail. In Australia, most universities don't charge international students any application fees, particularly postgraduate research students. You can find a list of 16 universities in Australia that don't require application fees. This is a great opportunity for international students with good academic records to apply to multiple universities, increasing their ch

International Postgraduate Tuition Awards (IPTA), University of Wollongong (MSc/PhD positions)

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 International Postgraduate Tuition Awards (IPTA), University of Wollongong(MSc/PhD)

Multiple fully funded Masters and PhD positions are currently open at the University of Wollongong(UOW) for eligible international students to conduct research in any field of choice across the University.  The UOW offers a range of graduate research scholarships and awards to high-achieving international applicants to undertake a Higher Degree by Research studies in different faculties. 

The scholarships and awards are usually in the form of allowances to assist recipients in meeting their living costs while they undertake research in UOW. This includes but is not limited to annual stipends per every fortnight, living support allowances and tuition fee covers. 

The International Postgraduate Tuition Awards (IPTA) at UOW are provided to support higher degrees by research students' tuition fees. These IPTA are awarded under three different circumstances: Full Course IPTA; Final Session IPTA; and Financial Hardship IPTA. See details and benefits  of the University Wollongong  Masters and PhD IPTA scholarships below:

IPTA Scholarship Benefits and Overview

  • Scholarship type: Full tuition fee cover
  • Degree Program: Masters/ PhD by research
  • Field of study:  Open to any field across the University
  • Number of awards: Multiple
  • Location:  University of Wollongong Australia
  • Citizen type: International students/ All countries eligible
  • Award Duration: up to 3 years for PhD degree and 2 years for Masters.
  • Application opens: Currently open
  • Application Deadlines:  In rounds. Round two closes on July 27
Application for the first round closed on 27 February 2024. Applications for the second round are now open. Deadline: 27 July 2024

(Also check out Melbourne University Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) 2023-24        (600 fully-funded MSc/PhD scholarship positions)

Eligibility Criteria for UOW IPTA Scholarships

In order to be eligible to apply for an IPTA, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
  1.  Be an international student undertaking a doctoral or MPhil degree at UOW;
  2. Meet international student visa requirements as specified by the DIBP;
  3. Not be receiving a scholarship under any other scheme for which course tuition is a component. You can read other details for the eligibility criteria  from the HDR Scholarship Policy
(Also apply for this University of Queensland Scholarships. Multiple fully funded MSc/Ph.D. scholarship positions for International Students)

How to apply for  UOW IPTA scholarships

Applications for these scholarships can only be done via a University staff. Applicants are therefore encouraged to consult a supervisor prior to application submission.

Who to contact

For more information on this scholarship, please contact the University of Wollongong Graduate Research School via:
Visit the University website  to apply and for further details.

(Also check out Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship(RTPS) 2024 at Melbourne University still, 350 Masters/PhD positions, open in any field of choice)

Browse more fully funded Masters & PhD scholarships in Australia. 

Pro-tips for research scholarship applications

The followings are some helpful links to browse through. They include tips and guides on successfully applying for research Masters and PhD scholarships and admissions to study in Australia. 
These are just some essential elements that any international student thinking to study abroad must be aware of especially when applying for research degree programs abroad. 

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