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University Postgraduate Award (UPA)

University Postgraduate Awards (UPAs) are a stipend that aims to cover some living expenses.

The UPA is for Doctoral and Master of Philosophy candidates only and is only available at the University of Wollongong. The University of Wollongong has a limited number of UPAs allocated based on merit each year.

Scholarship Value2023 stipend: $29,863* non-taxable * Stipends are indexed annually
Faculty Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities;Business and Law; Engineering and Information Sciences; Science, Medicine and Health
Study area:Accounting, Finance & Economics; Business, Marketing & Management; Law; Communications & Media; Computer Science & Information Technology; Creative & Performing Arts; Education; Engineering; Environmental & Biological Sciences; Health; Humanities & Social Inquiry; Literature & Language; Maths, Physics & Chemistry; Medical Science; Nursing; Psychology & Human Behaviour; Social Sciences & Advocacy
Student typeDomestic students; International students
Student statusCurrent student
DurationThree and a half (3.5) years full-time for Doctoral candidates and two (2) years for Masters of Philosophy.
Application processTo apply for a UPA, please follow the directions when you apply for your degree at UOW Apply Online. Successful students will be expected to commence their UPA in the Autumn session following application.
Eligibility requirementsStudents commencing Doctoral degrees and Master of Philosophy.
Application closing date3 October, each year.
University of Wollongong

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship details

Total Amount30% tuition fee reduction for the minimum duration of an eligible course
Commencement2024
Enrolment requirementMasters’ (coursework) degree at UOW (Australian campuses only) *Excluding – Master of Psychology (Clinical), Clinical Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Teaching, Social Work (Qualifying) or Doctor of Medicine
Citizenship requirementsInternational student
Application typeNo application is required. Students will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
Number of scholarships availableUnlimited

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship students must;

  1. I am commencing a new coursework Master’s degree at UOW (Australian campuses only) in 2024, excluding Doctor of Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Teaching, Social Work, and Psychology degrees.
  2. have excellent academic results (75+ WAM or equivalent)
  3. be an international student
  4. not receive any other scholarship, sponsorship, bursary, or discount
  5. Achieve a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50 for each session of enrolment

Graduate Certificate + Master package offers are not eligible for the scholarship

Joint Postgraduate Scholarships Program

International Postgraduate Tuition Awards (IPTAs) are available to cover international HDR students’ tuition fees in certain circumstances.

IPTAs can be available in three different circumstances:

  • Full Course IPTA
  • Final Session IPTA
  • Financial Hardship IPTA

Full Course IPTA

International students who get a stipend scholarship (equivalent to the value of the current UPA stipend) will also get an offer to a Full Course IPTA to cover their tuition up to 4.0 EFTSL for Doctoral degrees and 2.0 EFTSL for Master of Philosophy degrees.

Final Session IPTA

Available to international students seeking a final session IPTA to complete their thesis. A Final Session IPTA also applies to international students who have accrued an EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load) of >4.0 for doctoral degrees and >2.0 for Master of Philosophy degrees, classifying them as overtime in their studies. Students should consult their supervisor regarding a final session IPTA and provide evidence that they are near completion of their thesis. If the supervisor supports the claim, s/he must submit an application to the Graduate Research School on or before the relevant session’s due date.

Financial Hardship IPTA

Available to international students seeking an IPTA for one session due to financial hardship. Students should consult their supervisor regarding a financial hardship IPTA. Also, they should provide full details of the economic circumstances that make them unable to pay fees. If the supervisor supports the claim, s/he must submit an application to the Graduate Research School on or before the relevant session’s due date.

Scholarship ValueTuition fees
DurationDoctoral and Master of Philosophy degree candidates.
Application processYour supervisor can access the application form on your behalf. Please refer to the application form for further information on supporting documentation.
Eligibility requirementsDoctoral and Masters of Philosophy degree candidates.
Application closing dateAutumn Session: 27 February Spring Session: 27 July
Faculty Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities;Business and Law; Engineering and Information Sciences;  Science, Medicine and Health
Study areaVarying based on the type of IPTA
Student typeInternational students
Student statusCurrent student

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