Currently available Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) for Domestic and International Candidates, Domestic Candidates Only and International Candidates Only, in addition to some other scholarship opportunities for undertaking higer degree research at Macquarie University, are listed on the linked pages. Scholarships are generally listed by Faculty and then project or scholarship name. Click on the titles for more information.
In general, Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) are available to domestic or international students, although in some cases a project or scholarship may specify if it is open to domestic candidates only, international or both.
Many of the Macquarie University scholarships are project specific and interested candidates should contact the prinicipal supervisor/researcher named in the ad for each project, in the first instance, to ensure that your background, skills and interests meet the project's needs.
Information about general scholarship eligibility requirements, including information about the Higher Degree Research Committee approved scholarship rating guidelines, is available on the Scholarship Requirements webpage.
The combined HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application Form is available at the Forms webpage, and are also available from the Higher Degree Research Office. There is no need to submit a separate application for scholarship and candidature. Current Macquarie University HDR candidates wishing to apply for scholarship only can use this same form. Applicants for a Macquarie University scholarship MUST also submit 2 Academic Referee Reports also available at the Forms webpage.
The MQRES Conditons of Award are available from the Scholarship Conditions of Award webpage, and are also available from the Higher Degree Research Office.
For information about the application process refer to the advice on the Applications webpage. For additional assistance or advice contact the Higher Degree Research Office, The Research Hub, Level 3 C5C East, email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2013, the MQRES provides a living allowance (stipend) of $24,653 per annum, tax exempt, in line with the current Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate, with a maximum tenure of 3.5 years full time (advanced standing may be deducted for applicants with prior enrolment in a research degree), subject to satisfactory annual progress. Tuition fees will usually be funded for the scholarship tenure. Successful applicants are advised of the total value and duration of their scholarship at the time of offer. The stipend is intended as a significant contribution to living costs for a single candidate, and may not cover the full range of costs for living in Sydney, or the costs of those candidates with dependents. Additional financial support for projects and conference/research related travel may be available from the Faculty, subject to applicant eligiblity.
Joint Academic Scholarships On-Line Network (JASON)
In addition to the scholarship opportunities listed on our webpages, higher degree research candidates and prospective candidates might find the JASON Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia (website) of help. JASON is jointly funded by more than 30 Australian universities and is a single source of potential scholarship information for both current and prospective students. JASON is a searchable online database and is a highly useful tool for finding Macquarie University scholarship opportunities, and for searching for scholarships based on research area, type of scholarship or even type of study. When using the search function of the JASON website to see all of Macquarie University specific scholarships, select 'Macquarie University' as the Destination Institution and leave other fields blank.