The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is awarded to recognise academic excellence for international students.This highly competitive scholarship is based on academic merit and awarded to future students.
This scholarship awards up to AUD $35,000, applied towards your tuition fee.
Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
Meet the University’s academic and English requirements for the course (must hold a full offer of admission by the application deadline).
Achieved a minimum GPA equivalent of 5.0 out of 7.0 for Postgraduate applications; or a minimum ATAR equivalent of 90 out of 100 for Undergraduate applications.
Applied for a program that is longer than one Session in duration.
Commence study in session and year indicated in the scholarship offer letter.
Commencement may not be deferred.
Apply for a course and remain enrolled in a full-time study load.
You are not eligible if:
You are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency of Australia.
You are currently enrolled at Macquarie University for a program which is equivalent in level.
You have completed the same level or a higher level of study previously.
You are in receipt of another equivalent or major award or scholarship from Macquarie University.
You are a Study Abroad or an Exchange student coming to Macquarie University.
You have applied or are currently enrolled at Macquarie University International College.
Macquarie University’s International College (MUIC) is our preferred pathway for international students seeking alternative entry into our undergraduate degrees.
Macquarie University International College Scholarship has been developed while understanding the complexity an international student would face in deciding to further their education in Australia, in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Media and Arts.
Through the scholarship, students would now have the opportunity to bridge the gap between their secondary school education and university studies right on the Macquarie University campus.
What does the Macquarie University International College Scholarship cover?
Under this scholarship, Macquarie University International College will provide AU$3,000 to each successful student, which will be an once-off payment applied towards the student’s college tuition fee.
The Macquarie University International College Scholarship do NOT provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study. This scholarship is not available to students studying at Macquarie City Campus or the Sydney Institute of Business & Technology (SIBT).
The Macquarie University International College Scholarship is a single scholarship and not available to be renewed.
The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – ASEAN provides a partial scholarship for outstanding students from the ASEAN region to study at Macquarie University North Ryde campus. It has been designed to recognise academic excellence and provide financial assistance for international students. This Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – ASEAN is highly competitive and will be awarded progressively through the year to future applicants to Macquarie University based on academic merit.
What does the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship cover?
Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – ASEAN is a Partial Scholarship for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, the amount is AUD$5,000 and it will be paid after the Census Date student’s program in their first session.
Priority areas: Engineering, Environment, Human Science, Media, Linguistics, and Education.
The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – ASEAN is a single scholarship and not available to be renewed.
Macquarie University funds Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships through the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship scheme (IPRS) and Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship Scheme (MQRES) for international candidates. We fund postgraduate candidates of exceptional research promise and develop researchers with a proven capacity for research.
100% of Macquarie University’s Research has been evaluated as being world class or above through the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ratings.
For Session 1 2017 commencement Macquarie University is offering International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) and International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarships (iMQRES).
Applications are open to new international applicants and to currently enrolled international MPhil or PhD candidates.
The University also offers a limited number of scholarships to international Master of Research (MRes) candidates applying for an MRes/PhD ‘bundle’ (i.e. MRes Year 2 and 3-year PhD (1 plus 3 years)) through this competitive round.
What is an IPRS?
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is a government-funded scholarship offered to international postgraduate students of exceptional research promise. The number of IPRS places available varies from year to year.
Value and tenure
The IPRS covers international tuition fees and compulsory health cover, for up to three years for a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and for up to two years for a full-time Masters of Philosophy (MPhil).
Macquarie University International Scholarship is a Full Scholarship for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.
What does MUIS cover?
The MUIS is available across most courses* to cover a range of full international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.
The MUIS Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships do NOT provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study. This scholarship is not available to students studying at Macquarie City Campus or the Sydney Institute of Business & Technology (SIBT).
Annual renewal of the MUIS Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship is subject to satisfactory performance in the Macquarie University degree program.
* MUIS full scholarships are not available for the following courses: Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, Master of Applied Finance, Master of Advanced Surgery, Master of Surgery, and Doctor of Physiotherapy.
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) and additional International Macquarie University Research Excellence (iMQRES) Scholarships
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) program was established to maintain and develop international research linkages, and aims to attract top quality postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the Australian higher education sector, and support Australia’s research efforts. This Government funded scholarship covers the tuition fees and compulsory health cover for international postgraduate students of exceptional research promise, for two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research. The number of IPRS places funded varies between institutions and from year to year. In addition to the tuition fees covered under the IPRS program, Macquarie University generously offers IPRS awardees a living allowance stipend, and usually supplements the places on offer via its own scholarship scheme.
The Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) scheme is a Doctoral (PhD) scholarship program that aims to support exceptional research students enrolled in one of the University’s recognised Concentrations of Research Excellence (CORE), as well as the broader University.
Selection Process and Timing
Macquarie University offers available awards to eligible candidates on the basis of academic merit, and according to Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) guidelines. Most scholarships require applicants have either: a four year Australian Bachelor degree with First Class Honours, strong academic performance and references; or provide strong evidence of equivalent research achievement (see the Honours Equivalence section). There is intense competition for scholarships, and even applicants holding First Class Honours may not receive an offer of award.
IPRS/iMQRES Round: first round offers are generally advised in early November, with candidates expected to enrol in first semester of the following year. Special approval is required for deferral. Unsuccessful first round applicants may be put on a scholarship reserve list and while it is anticipated additional scholarship funding will be available it cannot be guaranteed.