Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS) 2024 in Australia

Research Scholarship in Different Fields
  • Australia, Australia
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 211044
  • Degree Research
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSPTE AcademicCambridge qualificationDuolingo
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

International students of any nationality willing to undertake Higher Degrees of Research in Australia can now apply for the Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS). FIPRS is a scholarship program intended to support international students with tuition fees and provide an additional stipend.

FIPRS is a merit-based, highly competitive program with limited opportunities. Candidates who demonstrate an outstanding ability for independent research, academic research training, research indicators, and performance can apply for this opportunity.

The scholarship period is for up to three years for a Research Doctorate and two years for a Research Master’s degree, and researchers should undertake full-time study. Applicants should start a higher degree by researching in Australia for the first time.

Please note that Flinders University will automatically consider the applicants for the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS) for the FIPRS.

Important Details and Dates

Application Deadline: 18 August 2024 (5 pm Australia, Adelaide local time)

Host University: Flinders University

Location: Australia

Funding Type: Partially Funded

Scholarship Duration: 3 Years, extendable

Degree Level: Research Higher Degree (Master’s and Ph.D.)

Gender: Male/Female

Eligible Countries: All Except Australia and New Zealand

Number of Scholarship: 4

Study Areas: All Fields

Benefits of Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity provides the following benefits for international applicants:

  • International student tuition payment that Flinders University charges for Research Higher Degree applicants.
  • A tax-exempt stipend for living allowance with the value of $33,990 per annum (2024 rate)
  • An establishment allowance, including relocation costs and airfares for overseas students of up to $1,485 after arrival at Flinders

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship:

  • Candidates must be citizens of countries other than Australia and New Zealand and should not hold permanent residency in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Should start a full-time study for a higher degree by researching in Australia for the first time
  • Applicants should enroll in an area of research concentration so that the University provides them with facilities and strength.
  • Meet all entry requirements for a higher degree by research, including the English proficiency levels as follows:
  1. The applicant’s first language is English
  2. Has completed their previous degree qualifying study in English
  3. Or has taken an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic with at least 6.5 total, 6.5 in the Writing component, and 6.5 in all other elements.
  4. TOEFL iBT total 80 scores
  5. C1 Advanced by Cambridge Assessment English
  6. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  7. Duolingo test

Required Application Materials

To apply for the Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, international applicants should have done and prepared the following application documents:

  • Contact a Research Supervisor:
  1. Please get in touch with an academic staff member in the relevant academic area.
  2. Have an agreement letter from a staff member to supervise the applicant’s research if it succeeds.
  3. Include email evidence of the supervisor’s agreement to the application.
  4. Applicants without any supervisor at the time of application are unacceptable for FIPRS.
  • Publications:
  1. Applicants should include up to five publications, each with a completed cover sheet.
  2. Applicants with more than five publications must consult their Flinders University supervisor to select the best five.
  3. Do not provide more than five publications in the application.
  4. Applicants’ publications must not be older than five years.
  5. Include only English publications among the top five.
  • Academic Transcripts in English or with English translations, excluding secondary school ones
  • Research Proposal of about 500 words, outlining the problem, hypothesis, and methodology or approach.
  • Curriculum Vitae indicating research experience and a complete list of cited publications.

Note On the Format and Language of the Documents:

  • Upload all documents via the application portal
  • All papers should be in English.
  • Save it as a PDF, scan it, and save it in the correct orientation.
  • Name all documents with the family name and document name, for example, name_Transcript, name_publication 1.

How to Apply for the Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship?

To apply for FIPRS, first, apply for admission to a Higher Degree by Research (Master of Arts or Ph.D. by research). Then, send an application to the International RHD Scholarship Group. Please follow these steps for the Admission Application and Scholarship Application guides:

Apply for Admission

  • International applicants should apply via Studylink for admission at Flinders University.
  • After reading all guidelines and information, complete registration by entering the Apply Now tab below.
  • After completing the registration, log back into that portal to complete the admission application.
  • Please check for the Flinders student ID created within 1 hour after registration submission. Note this ID number.


Apply for Admission


Apply for Scholarship

  • First, activate the account using the Student ID from the registration process and the date of birth provided by entering the link below.
Account Activation


  • After activating the account, wait for a Flinders Authentication Name (FAN).
  • Then, apply to the international HDR Scholarship Group:
  1. Applicants should log in to their OKTA dashboard through the quick links on the Flinders website.
  2. Select Student System.
  3. Select the My Scholarship tab.
  4. Tab on the Create a New Scholarship application button
  5. Select 2024 from the search and then choose the International RHD Scholarship Group.


Apply for Scholarship


Please visit Flinders University’s official website for detailed information or email the International Centre at agrtps.international@flinders.edu.au with any questions about the candidature application process.


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