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The NRIA of Uruguay & Macquarie Co-Funded International program in Australia


Applications are open to ambitious international students to join the National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay & Macquarie Co-Funded International program at Macquarie University.

The main motive of this educational award is to provide an excellent funding opportunity to all eligible students who are intending to enrol in a PhD or Master of Research degree program at the university.

Course Level: Master of Research (MRes) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Award: Varies

Access Mode: Online

Number of Awards: 5

Nationality: International

The award can be taken in Australia

Eligible Countries: Overseas participants are eligible.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: Pursuing a PhD degree program in specific research disciplines such as Geosciences, Energy, including Renewable Energy, Animal and Human Health (include Pharmaceutical), Environmental Science, Biological Sciences and Biodiversity, Climate Science, Marine Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Audio-visual Production, Education and Social Development, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Engineering, Advanced Medicine, Cognitive Science, Transport and Logistics and other areas defined by the Parties
Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
Completion of a Master of Research (MRes) with a grade of at least a Distinction level (75% or greater in the second year; or
A Master of Philosophy; or
A two-year Masters degree with a major research component at Distinction level (75% or greater).
How to Apply: New applicants will need to apply to Macquarie University for admission. Thereafter, they should complete the application form through the online portal.

Supporting Documents: The applicants have to submit a complete research proposal, degree transcripts, language ability proof, and curriculum vitae.
Admission Requirements: Minimum overall GPA of 4.38 on a 7 point scale and GPA of 5.25 at 300 level
Language Requirement: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
Benefits
For a Master of Research program, the Co-Funded support will provide funding for:

Return Airfare between Uruguay and Australia
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Full Tuition fees for up to 2 years
Scholarship payments valued at $20,000 for the 1st year of the Master of Research Program to assist in living costs.
A stipend paid at the Research Training Program (RTP) Rate (2020 Rate $28,092) in the 2nd year of the Master of Research Program
For a PhD program, the Co-Funded support will provide funding for:

Return Airfare between Uruguay and Australia
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Full Tuition fees for up to 3 years
A stipend paid at the Research Training Program (RTP) Rate (2020 Rate $28,092) for up to 3 years
A 50% tuition fee support will also be offered to these students for programs offered by the Macquarie University English Language Centre

Apply https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarship-search/data/the-national-research-and-innovation-agency-of-uruguay-anii-and-macquarie-co-funded-scholarship-program
Application Deadline: March 18, 2020

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