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International HDR Main Scholarship at Macquarie University – Study in Australia

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Last Updated on October 6, 2020


Now that the world is going back to normal, this is the best time to start applying for scholarships. Universities are scheduled to open their doors for students soon. Applications for the 2021 International Research Training Program and International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship Program are now open! You shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to get a Scholarship at Macquarie University.

The selection process for the applicants who want to access the International Research Training Program Scholarship (IRTP) and International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (IMQRES) will also include considerations of the Research Environment. Nonetheless, let’s go ahead and take a look at the benefits and criteria of the scholarship program.

International HDR Main Scholarship at Macquarie University


Successful IRTP applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum.
  • Stipend (tax-exempt, indexed annually, 2020 rate $28,092 p.a.)
  • Travel Concession (applied to local transport OPAL Card).

Successful IMQRES applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum.
  • Stipend (tax-exempt, indexed annually, 2020 rate $28,092 p.a.)

International HDR Main Scholarship at Macquarie University


All applicants need to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to be awarded a scholarship position:

  • are citizens of countries other than Australia/New Zealand, and not Australian Permanent Residents.
  • have already completed or expect to complete a research Masters’s degree in 2020.
  • are enrolling as full-time students.
  • will undertake a Masters of Philosophy or Doctorate in 2021.
  • intend to reside in Sydney, Australia during their award tenure, unless on approved overseas research leave.

Award Holders can:

  • be in receipt of minor awards, allowances, or other earnings which are supplementary to an IRTP or IMQRES, or derived from part-time work undertaken within the guidelines set by the relevant scholarship conditions.
  • receive stipend top-up funding from industry or other sources to a maximum equivalent of 75% of the basic Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate.
  • be in receipt of additional funds for fieldwork, equipment, and other such expenses not covered by the award.

The Awards are not available for the applicants that:

  • are receiving another equivalent or major award, scholarship or salary to undertake the proposed program
  • have already completed a higher degree in research at the same level or at a higher level than the proposed candidature in the same program of study
  • provide false or misleading information to the University. Where there is reason to believe this condition has not been upheld, the University reserves the right to reassess the student’s entitlement to the award.

Official Letter and Deadline

The scholarship programs provide students with a great opportunity that they should not miss out if they qualify. Click here to check the deadline and submit your online application form on the official website.



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