PG Scholarships at University Queensland; Apply by March 31
School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Queensland, has invited applications under the ‘Indian Scholarship’ scheme of the school.
The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and reward students from India studying postgraduate coursework programs administered by the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland on a full-time basis and who meet the selection criteria defined on the application form.
The scholarship is intended for newly commencing students and is not available for students who have already commenced studies at The University of Queensland.
Approved Programs of study include the Master Programmes in (i) Bioinformatics (16 unit or 24 unit) Programme (ii) Bioinformatics Research Extensive (24 or 32 unit) Programme (iii) Biotechnology (16 unit or 24 unit) program (iv) Biotechnology Research Extensive (24 or 32 unit) program (v) Molecular Biology (16 unit or 24 unit) program and (vi) Molecular Biology Research Extensive (24 or 32 unit) program.
The Scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees in the Master of Biotechnology, Master of Molecular Biology or Master of Bioinformatics programs. Up to two scholarships will be awarded each semester (four per year), with one of every two reserved for Master of Biotechnology applicants.
Value of Scholarship: The Senate may award up to 4 Scholarships each year on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Academic). One of every two Scholarships shall be awarded to a student eligible to enrol in the Master of Biotechnology (16 unit or 24 unit) program or the Master of Biotechnology Research Extensive (24 unit or 32 unit) program. The value of the Scholarship is 50% of the tuition fees payable for the minimum number of units required to complete the program by the student who is awarded the Scholarship, for each semester for which it is held. The scholarship will be available for the duration of program.
Eligibility: Applicant should be a citizen of India and should have achieved a GPA (or overseas equivalent) of at least 80% over 7 semesters of undergraduate studies or 75% over 8 semesters of undergraduate studies at a higher education institution in India which is ranked section 1 or 2 according to NOOSR (the Australian government, National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition). Applicant should be able to commence as an international student (in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy) in Australia on a student visa. Application closes on 31st March 2019. Application has to be submitted to the Head of School, School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences by 31.3.2019.
Selection Process: The Head will establish a selection committee, comprising a minimum of three directors of postgraduate coursework programs administered by the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences. The Head will appoint a chairperson from those appointed to the selection committee. The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by (i) academic achievement in undergraduate studies (ii) strength of interest demonstrated in the relevant field of postgraduate coursework study (iii) personal qualities, including leadership potential (iv) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future professional success in the relevant field of postgraduate coursework study.
The selection committee will rank the top six applicants, and the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Science, will then select the successful candidate(s).
Conditions for Scholarship: The recipient may hold the Scholarship for the Minimum Completion Time of the Approved Program (Minimum Completion Time, means the minimum period of time it would take a student to complete the remainder of the program in which the recipient is enrolled when the recipient is awarded the Scholarship) subject to the recipient (i) continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Approved Program, unless otherwise exempted by the Head (ii) achieving a GPA of at least 4 for each semester of study in which the recipient holds the Scholarship (iii) resuming study after an approved interruption of up to 1 year, as approved by the Head (iv) being eligible to continue to hold a student visa.
If the recipient fails to satisfy rule (i) (continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Approved Program, unless otherwise exempted by the Head), the student must show cause to the Associate Dean (Academic) why the Scholarship should not be cancelled. The recipient may be required by the Associate Dean (Academic) to pay the full tuition fee of any course that is repeated.
Applications: The details related to the application are available at https://future-students.uq.edu.au/science/india
The scholarship application should be submitted electronically in full by 5 pm (AEST), on 31st March 2019 for a Semester 2 (July 2019) commencement.