How to study in Australia for free: Your Guideline

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

Bond University Postgraduate Research Scholarships(BUPRS)2024

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Bond University Higher Degree Scholarship:  Bond University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (BUPRS) 2023/24

Bond University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (BUPRS) applications for 2023 round 2 are set to be open until September 2024. Applications for Bond University Higher Degree Research Scholarships are open twice a year. To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must enable to submit their candidature for research degree program admission earlier enough before the due date of this scholarship. The Bond University BUPRS scholarships are provided by  Bond University to support eligible applicants to undertake a PhD by research degree in a chosen field of study in the University.

The  Bond University Postgraduate scholarships provide tuition fees and living support for successful recipients. These scholarships are awarded through a competitive merit-based process. The BUPRS scholarships at Bond University are awarded to applicants who possess outstanding academic achievements and research potential. 

Bond University has two major Higher Degree Scholarships. (Also check this Bond University Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships 2023-2024, fully funded MSc/PhD scholarships, multiple fields of study)

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Bond University BUPRS scholarships overview:

  • Scholarship type: Tuition fee wave
  • Degree Program: PhD
  • Available in: In all faculties 
  • Number of awards: Limited positions
  • Location: Bond University, Australia
  • Citizen type: International students/Domestics 
  • Application Deadlines: In rounds(Current closing date: 30th September 2023)
Applications for BUPRS are open in two rounds annually. 2023 Round 2 is currently open, with a closing date of 30th September 2023.

    Eligibility Criteria for Bond University BUPRS Scholarships

    Bond University Postgraduate Research Scholarship is awarded on a  merit-based approach. The Bond University Postgraduate Research Scholarships are only awarded to eligible applicants with strong academic achievements and research potential.  Applicants meet the following criteria to be considered for the Bond University Postgraduate Research Scholarship  :
    1. Applicant  must have a valid Bond University Letter of Offer for a doctoral program( meaning you must have applied and secured admissions into Bond University by the time you are submitting your RTP scholarship application)
    2. Applicant must be studying a doctoral program full time 
    3. Applicant must be studying for a doctoral program 
    Note: If you have previously applied for a Higher Degree Scholarship at Bond University, and were unsuccessful, you are not eligible to reapply.​​

    For further details on Bond University's assessment criteria visit the University Assessment of Scholarship Applications Framework 

    How to apply for Bond University BUPRS scholarships

    To apply for a Bond University Higher degree scholarship, interested applicants are expected to first submit their candidature for a  degree program at Bond University. At the time of applying for the scholarship, applicants must have received a valid Letter of Offer for admission to a doctoral research program from the Bond University Admissions Department. Applicants are advised to apply for admissions early enough before the due date of the scholarship round.

    To apply for admission to Bond University for a Research Degree Program, you will need to complete and submit an expression of interest (EOI) prior to completing an application. Make sure to apply early before the dude date of the scholarship round. To apply for a research degree admissions and be considered for a scholarship, the following steps are needed:
    • Step 1 -Complete and submit an Expression of interest (E0I) to the Faculty. This is done online via  Bond University Online Application Service. Before applicant starts their application, they are expected to submit an Expression of Interest (Eol) to the relevant faculty. Applicants will need to register and complete the Expression of Interest section of the application. The applicant will be assessed for the availability of supervision.
    • Step 2 - Apply for Admission to Bond University. If you are successful with your EOI, you will be notified of the outcome and will be invited back to proceed and complete your application via the same admission portal.
    • Step 3 - Apply for a Scholarship. Once admission has been secured, and you have received a letter of Offer, you can lodge your application for this scholarship using the same application portal, further details would be provided by the Department of Admissions.
    Visit Bond University's admission page for further details on how to apply.

    Applications for the BUPRS scholarships are done online via Bond University HDR admissions portals( Bond University Online Application Service). Applicants must apply using the Higher Degree Scholarship application form that can be accessed from the portal.

    Expected documents to get ready for submission:

    1. Research Project Proposal
    2. Academic Transcripts  including the results/grades awarded, information on institution grading systems/scales, and evidence of completion
    3. Curriculum Vitae (CV) Please include any research publications and conference presentations
    4. Prize and Award Certificates
    5. Two referee reports

    Who to contact

    All inquiries regarding requirements, and application procedures can be forwarded to the Bond University Research Scholarships Office.

    Research Scholarships Officer 
    Visit the University website for further details on this scholarship. 

    (Also apply for the University of Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarships (TGRS)2023, Multiple fully funded MSc/PhD positions for international students)
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