Opportunity for Zimbabwean Youth: 2015 Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS), Australia

Application Deadline: August 14 2015

The Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS)
are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University, the Scholarship covers international tuition fees and a stipend.

A limited number of  (up to 10) FIPRS scholarships are available each year and the scholarship round is highly competitive.  The
FIPRS is awarded to candidates who demonstrate outstanding aptitude for independent research.  The FIPRS are considered on the basis of
academic merit, academic research training and research indicators and performance.

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree.
Successful applicants are required to undertake full time study and must be commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.


  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the
    equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons degree(this is a four year
    degree with a major research project in the final year)
  • Applicants must have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.
  • Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree
    qualification.  Applications are only open to students commencing a
    research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
  • Applicants must not hold Australian citizenship, Australian
    permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship. Please see the
    attached conditions of award for full eligibility criteria.


  • The scholarships enable suitably qualified applicants to commence a full-time research higher degree.
  • The FIPRS pays the international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a research higher degree.
  • In addition, Flinders University provides the recipient with a
    generous living allowance paid at the rate of $25,849 (2015 full rate).
    It is tax exempt and indexed annually.
  • An FIPRS student who moves to Adelaide from overseas is eligible for
    an 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.

Research Supervisor

You must make contact with an academic staff member in your relevant academic area and have an informal agreement from that person to
supervise you if successful.


You must include copies of up to five of your publications, each accompanied with a completed coversheet; publications without
coversheets will not be considered.

Academic Transcripts

Applicants must provide a certified copy of all university level academic transcripts, translated into English, please do not provide secondary school certificates or non educational certificates or awards.

Research Proposal

You must include a research proposal of approximately 500 words in length, outlining the problem, hypothesis or question and the
methodology or approach.

Curriculum Vitae

An updated CV outlining your work experience, all research experience,
and a full list of cited publications should be included with your

Application Format & Language

All documents that are submitted electronically should be in English, saved preferably as a PDF and scanned and saved in the correct
orientation. Please name all document with your family name and document name, for example: name_Transcript, name_publication 1

Application Forms

Download the conditions of award

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

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