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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

UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA) 2024/25- (Multiple fully funded MSc/PhD positions)

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About the positions

UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)

The University of New England is currently inviting applications for the  2024-2025 International Postgraduate Research Award(IPRA) program. The UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA) is a prestigious international scholarship program offered to support top-quality international students undertaking full-time research degree programs(MSC/PhD) at UNE.

The UNE's IPRA is available to outstanding international students to undertake a  postgraduate research degree at UNE  in a chosen research area. The scholarship support includes an annual stipend, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance for the successful applicants. The  UNE's IPRA covers a maximum duration of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Doctoral degree. And are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential

(Also apply for  these Higher Degrees by research scholarships at the University of South Australia)

Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship stipend value: $32,192.00 (2024 rate)per annum, Fortnight payment
  • Health Insurance: Single standard Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Degree Program: MSc/PhD
  • Available in:   Any field of choice
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Host: University  of New England
  • Citizen type: International students
  • Award Duration: up to 3 years for PhD and 2 for MSc. No extensions
  • Application periods: Two rounds
The UNE's IPRA scholarships are available in two rounds for the year 2024. Round 1 is currently open for applications
Round 1: Application opens:12 February 2024. Closes:22 March 2024
Round 2: Application opens:12 August 2023. Closes: 20 September 2024

(Also apply for the University of New England Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Stipend Scholarships, these are multiple fully-funded MSc/PhD positions in a chosen field of study)

Eligibility Criteria for the UNE's IPRA Scholarships

To be considered for the UNE's IPRA   Scholarships,
  1. The interested applicant must be an international student to be enrolled in an accredited HDR(MSc/PhD) course of study at UNE
Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential

How to apply  for the UNE's IPRA scholarships

To apply for this scholarship;
Applicants should complete and submit a  Higher Degree Research Candidature and Scholarship Application Form. Detailed instructions are included in the form. For your applications to be considered, make sure to submit all the required documents.

Find other details for research degree program application at UNE at  Higher Degree Research Candidature and Scholarship Application Guidelines.

Interested applicants are expected to submit a Supervisory Statement of Support.
This is a statement of  Statement Support from the Principal Supervisor outlining an alignment of the applicant’s research proposal with the School's research priorities and providing a clear indication of the level of support for the student’s project. This should not be more than 500 words. No specific form is required for this. When written, this can be submitted by the principal supervisor directly at hdrdocuments@une.edu.au or given to you to supply with the other application forms.
Applicants must also provide the contact details of two referees using the Referee's Report Form.

Who to contact

For further information, please contact the UNE HRD office via:
  • HDR General Inquiries: +61 2 6773 3715
  • HDR Admissions and Enrolments: +61 2 6773 3263 or +61 2 6773 3745
  • HDR Scholarships: +61 2 6773 5833
Visit University Website to apply and for further details on this scholarship 


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