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The Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS) is a highly competitive scholarship program that offers financial support to outstanding international students who wish to undertake a research-based postgraduate degree at Flinders University in Australia. The scholarship aims to attract and retain the brightest minds from around the world and support them in their pursuit of research excellence in various fields.

The FIPRS is awarded based on academic merit, research potential, and the applicant's ability to demonstrate leadership qualities, community involvement, and potential contribution to the research area. The scholarship covers tuition fees and provides a stipend to help with living expenses for up to three years for a master's degree by research or up to four years for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

Level of Study

The scholarship covers the international student tuition fees, a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $33,000 per annum (2023 rate, tax exempt), Overseas Health Care cover and an establishment allowance of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares.

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree.


To be eligible for the FIPRS, applicants must:

  • Be an international student, except for students from New Zealand
  • Meet the academic entry requirements for a research degree at Flinders University
  • Have a first-class or second-class upper Honours degree or a Master's degree with a significant research component
  • Have a high level of English proficiency (minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent)
  • Have a research proposal that aligns with the university's research priorities and demonstrates the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of study.
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