The Flinders overseas Research grant (FIPRS) is a grant designed exclusively for overseas students, covering international tuition expenses as well as providing a stipend. International students who are interested in studying in the United States are encouraged to apply.
The FIPRS is given to applicants who show exceptional potential for independent research, academic excellence, academic research training, and research indicators and performance. Each year, a very limited number of scholarships are offered (5 scholarships will be given in 2022), making it extremely competitive.
To be awarded this scholarship, the applicant must meet the following eligibility conditions:
- The applicant must be a citizen of any overseas country except New Zealand, and not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship; and
- The applicant must be intending to commence a full-time study for a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time, in the year for which the award is to offered.
- The applicant must be intending to enrol in an area of research concentration in line with the University research objectives.
- The applicant must satisfy all entry requirements for a higher degree by research, including the English proficiency levels.
The FIPRS will cover the following benefits;
- An international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a research higher degree.
- A stipend (living allowance) paid at the rate of $28,854.00 per annum (2022 rate). It is tax exempt and indexed annually.
- A possible establishment allowance (after arrival at Flinders) of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, provided receipts can be produced by the student.
To apply for an AGRTPS and FIPRS, you will need to first submit an application for admission to a Higher Degree by research (PhD or Master of Arts by research) followed by an application for the International RHD Scholarship Group. You must make contact with an academic staff member in your relevant academic area, and have an agreement from that person to supervise you if you are successful.