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Commonwealth Fully Sponsored Scholarship 2018, Applicants to Study in Australian and Canadian Government Sponsored Universities

The University of Newcastle, Australia is offering University and Commonwealth Government Scholarships for Undergraduates, Research Masters & PhD degree for international students.


About: Full-time research students are eligible to apply for University and Commonwealth Government scholarships, which are awarded during one main round offer. They provide a living allowance so you can commit to full-time study. Historically over 90% of international students hold a scholarship from UON or a sponsor.


Eligible Countries: International Student Around the World


To be taken at (country): University of Newcastle, Australia and Canada


Offered annually? Yes


Type: Undergraduates, Master & PhD


Selection Criteria: Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate grade point average and extra research attainments.


Eligibility: To be eligible for scholarship candidate must:

  • written statement of support from a UON supervisor
  • an satisfy the English proficiency requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5, 7.0 in some disciplines)
  • met 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 usually also have:

  • A sound O’level result (WAEC or NECO)
  • A master degree with strong research component
  • International peer reviewed research publication or research experience

Number of Scholarships: Several


Value of Scholarship: A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth
Government provides:

  • An annual living allowance $26, 682 per annum (2017 rate – indexed annually)

The scholarship may also include:

  • a relocation allowance (up to $1,500)
  • a full tuition fee scholarship
  • overseas student health cover (OSHC) (international students and their dependents)


Duration of Scholarship: PhD scholarships are for three years and Masters scholarships are for two years, less any tenure already completed towards a research degree. Undergraduate scholarship is for 4 years depending on the chosen course


How to Apply

  • Currently enrolled candidates can apply for a scholarship by contacting
  • New applicants can apply for a scholarship at the same time as Applying For Admission.
  • Visit the Scholarship webpage for more details


Sponsors: The University of Newcastle and Commonwealth Government



Important Notes: ensure you attach the following documents to support your scholarship application:

  • Copies of O’level Results and Qualifications
  • Copies of research publications, exhibitions or conference papers
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Details of previous research experience e.g. research work experience / study
  • Any additional documents that may add to your scholarship application e.g. evidence of the award of a University Medal.
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