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Flinders University Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Flinders University Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Flinders University and Scholarship

Flinders University, a prominent public research institution situated in Adelaide, South Australia, has been a bastion of academic excellence since its establishment in 1966. The university, named in honor of the renowned British navigator Matthew Flinders, who extensively explored and surveyed the Australian and South Australian coastline in the early 19th century, has left an indelible mark on the landscape of higher education.

Nestled upon 156 acres of gardens and native bushland, the main campus at Bedford Park in Adelaide’s south stands as a testament to Flinders University’s commitment to providing a vibrant and verdant environment for learning. Beyond its main campus, Flinders extends its influence across 11 locations in South Australia and the Northern Territory, with additional campuses in Tonsley, Adelaide Central Business District, Renmark, Alice Springs, and Darwin. As a proud member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group, Flinders University remains at the forefront of cutting-edge research and academic innovation.

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One of the university’s initiatives, the Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students, serves a noble purpose in fostering academic advancement and addressing educational inequalities. This scholarship is designed to support an Indigenous student over one year, enabling them to undertake a specialized program of study that will ultimately qualify them for admission to a research higher degree. The eligible studies encompass a range of pathways, including honors study, postgraduate coursework, research projects, bridging programs, or other educational endeavors necessary for the applicant to meet the prerequisites for a research higher degree program.

The awardee of this scholarship is expected to demonstrate not only academic potential but also the unique challenges they have faced, whether due to the lack of suitable educational pathways or financial hardships that may have impeded their academic journey. By addressing these challenges head-on, the Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students embodies Flinders University’s commitment to fostering inclusivity, providing tailored support, and paving the way for promising individuals to pursue advanced research degrees. This initiative underscores the university’s dedication to creating a diverse and equitable academic community that values the potential of every student.

Details about Flinders University Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students:

Scholarship Sponsor: Flinders University, Australia

Scholarship Value: $33,660

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): Flinders University, Australia

Benefits:

The scholarship will be worth up to one year of study at the existing rate of the Flinders University Research Scholarship. Payment for the scholarship will be made every two weeks, starting as soon as the chosen recipient provides proof of full-time enrollment in the authorized pathway degree.

Eligibility Criteria for Flinders University Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the Flinders University Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students:

  • Possess permanent residency or be an Australian citizen;
  • Possess Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ancestry, self-identify as such, and have acceptance as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community where the applicant currently resides or has previously resided;
  • Possess an offer to begin or be enrolled in one of the aforementioned route programs;
  • Not previously been awarded an Indigenous Research Preparation Scholarship, and
  • Plan to apply to Flinders University for a research master’s program after completing coursework funded by the Indigenous Research Preparation Scholarship.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will determine the recipient of the Indigenous Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students:

  • The degree to which the applicant’s inability to access appropriate educational pathways has hampered their ability to succeed academically.
  • The degree to which the applicant’s history and the intended study will probably lead to an application for a research higher degree program being accepted.

The Scholarships Committee will consider applications and select the successful applicant; the Scholarships Committee also reserves the right to not award a Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students if they deem that there are no suitable applicants.

Application Process for Flinders University Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Applications must be submitted electronically by the designated deadline using the Flinders University Student System. Since the information in the Student System will be used to evaluate you, please read the instructions on how to apply and make sure all of your personal information is current.

The Submission Deadline is: January 31, 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Australia scholarships here.

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