Ten New Scholarships For PhD Candidates
Ten top scholars from India will be awarded Australian $90,000 each to study for their PhDs at one of Victoria’s nine universities, starting in 2012.
The awards will be given under the new Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships Programme launched recently by the State Government of Victoria and the Australia India institute.
The new scholarship program is one of a number of strategic engagement opportunities created by the Victorian government to strengthen its relation with India.
Victoria’s nine universities have all agreed to provide a full tuition waiver. The ten new scholarships, providing Australian $90,000 over the duration of doctoral studies for each PhD scholar, will support living costs and education-related travel.
Australian high commissioner Peter Varghese AO and Amitabh Mattoo, director of the Australia India Institute, Melbourne, launched the scholarships at Australia’s high commission in New Delhi, together with Victoria’s commissioner to India, Geoffrey Conaghan. Student from India can apply for PhD program at Victoria’s:
- Deakin university
- La Trobe University
- Monash University
- RMIT University
- Swinburne University
- The Australian Catholic University
- The University of Melbourne
- University of Ballarat
- Victoria University
Each of these universities can offer doctoral opportunities across science, engineering, medicine, the social science and humanities, business studies, education and the arts. More details are available at www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/scholarships, or in Hindi at www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/hindi/scholarships
Details of the Victorian Government’s Trade Engagement Program with India can be found at www.trade.vic.gov.au