Deakin announces Doctoral scholarships

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31 May 2018

India-based postgraduate students planning to study in Australia will have more reason to choose Deakin for their Higher Degree by Research, with the announcement of eight new fully-funded PhD scholarships for 2018-19.

The scholarships will support research projects focusing on specific research themes and help prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address real and complex challenges facing the world.

The high-value scholarships are on offer for select meritorious and outstanding students from the fields of science, engineering, health, information technology, data analytics, smart technologies, arts, business and management for the fulltime on-campus PhD program at Deakin.

The new scholarships are available to students from the relevant disciplines. Scholarship winners will be selected based on academic merit in qualifying degrees, any prior research experience, publications, alignment with strategic research priorities and other relevant criteria of Deakin’s PhD program.

Successful students will receive funding, including tuition costs, for three to four years to pursue doctorate level degrees at Deakin, coupled with education in innovation, leadership and other curricula designed to advance their capacity to drive ambitious change in an increasingly complex world.

Applications close 30 June, 2018.

Deakin University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Professor Peter Hodgson said the scholarships, worth $1.2million, would seek to build on Deakin’s distinguished position in higher education.

“Education and skills development have been perhaps the strongest single aspect of the Australia-India relationship. Deakin has enjoyed a strong relationship with India for over two decades now. This has included welcoming thousands of Indian students to study at Deakin over the years,” Professor Hodgson said.

“We’re delighted to help talented students in India help Deakin to make a difference to the communities we serve with this three-year scholarship program. Students funded under this scholarship program will not only greatly benefit from access to the knowledge, facilities and networks offered by Deakin, but will also get the opportunity to work with world-class, leading researchers at the University.”

Deakin’s South Asia operations commenced in 1994 in New Delhi, making it one of the first overseas education providers to set up operations in the region. The University has since formed partnerships with some of India’s leading institutes and organisations.

Deakin’s Deputy Vice President, Global Ms Ravneet Pawha said Deakin was deeply committed to establishing lasting associations with India.

“Deakin has always sought to share a vibrant culture of research and scholastic excellence with a critical mass of researchers associated with each major discipline that has fostered internationally competitive groups in areas of strategic importance.

“Research students are key contributors to enhancing any country’s innovative capacity across all sectors, be it economic or social. This initiative focuses on high-end talent development at PhD level, fostering opportunities for collaboration and driving mobility between industry and academia,” Ms Pawha said.

“By offering such fully funded PhD scholarships to talented Indian students, Deakin serves to enrich the pool of knowledge and expertise available both in Australia and in India into the future, thus giving back to our communities and delivering impact.”

To find out more, or apply for a scholarship see Deakin University's Doctoral Scholarships.

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