The University of Newcastle, informally known as Newcastle University, is an Australian public university established in 1965. It has a primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. The University of Newcastle, Australia is offering the Tuition free Commonwealth Government scholarship program to individuals who are willing to pursue a degree program at the Institution.

 The aim of the Commonwealth Government Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality. Applications are currently ongoing for the Fully-Funded Commonwealth Government Scholarships at University of Newcastle, Australia – 2018. Interested students should see the details below.

Application Closing Date/Commencement Date

Round 2, 2018

·         Closing Date: 1 September, 2018

·         Latest Outcome Date: 1 December, 2018

·         Latest Commencement Date: 1 June, 2019

The following round will open immediately after the closing date for Round 2, 2018. The relevant dates are as follows:

Round 1, 2019

·         Opening Date: 2 September, 2018

·         Closing Date: 16 February, 2019

·         Latest Outcome Date: 1 June, 2019

·         Latest Commencement Date: 4 January, 2020

Commonwealth Government Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government Scholarship provides the following

·         An annual living allowance $27,082 per annum (2018 rate – indexed annually)

·         A relocation allowance (up to $1,500)

·         A full tuition fee scholarship

·         A laptop for your research studies

·         Overseas student health cover (OSHC) (Single cover for international candidates)

PhD scholarships are for three and a half years and Masters Scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree.

University of Newcastle Scholarships Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: International Students are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for scholarship you must:
  • Enter a Pre-Identified Candidate Code (provided by your potential UON supervisor) in the online application
  • Satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
  • Meet admission eligibility criteria
  • Be no more than two full-time equivalent years into their PhD (or one year for Masters) at the scholarship closing date in which you are applying.

Successful international scholarship candidates should also have:

  • A master degree with a strong research component
  • International peer-reviewed research publication or research experience
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5).

How to Apply for this Scholarship

Application for admission must include:

  • Copies of all academic transcripts
  • A research proposal
  • Evidence of extra academic attainments e.g. publications
  • If required, certified evidence of meeting the English proficiency requirement
  • Please ensure applicant attach the following documents to support their scholarship application: Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers, Curriculum Vitae, Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience/study and Any additional documents that may add to their scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal.

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