Macquarie University to provide A$1 mn in scholarships for Indian students

By: | Updated: January 20, 2015 10:18 AM

Australia's Macquarie University have recently announced that it will provide $1 million in scholarships for Indian students...

Australia’s Macquarie University have recently announced that it will  provide $1 million in scholarships for Indian students as the varsity signed agreements with local education, research and business groups.

This scholarship funding is in addition to existing $11 million that Macquarie University provides through a scholarship program to Indian PhD candidates.  There are currently 55 students undertaking PhDs at Macquarie University, in science, engineering, cognitive sciences, economics and law.

Among the schemes, the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship, valued up to $10,000, will assist talented Indian students to pursue coursework degree programs by offsetting almost a third of the annual fees for most courses at Macquarie University.  Fifty scholarships will be available in 2015.

Under the South Asia Scholarships scheme Macquarie University, based in Sydney, will provide an ‘early acceptance discount’ of $6,000 towards the total tuition of a student’s program.  One hundred South Asia Scholarships will be available from July 2015 to coursework students who accept their offer by a set deadline.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International, Professor Jim Lee, who  was recently on India tour from January 10-16 with a faculty delegation as part of Australia Business Week in India (ABWI), said “Indian Institutions offer industry oriented and innovative programmes with a track record of excellent career outcomes for their students. Macquarie University prides itself on its world-class facilities, its internationalised curriculum and research achievements particularly in science and engineering. Students, teaching and research staff in India and Australia will benefit from this engagement.”

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