ANU RSAA PhD international Scholarships, Australia

  •  PhD
  •  01-Dec-2021
  •   Australia
  • $$  Fully-Funded

The Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Australian National University is inviting international PhD candidates to apply for the PhD Positionsin Australia. Applications for this fully-funded opportunity commencing in 2022 are now accepted.

International applicants are exclusively offered this application towards a PhD study programme at RSAA ANU. Winners will be selected on the basis of their academic achievements, letters of recommendation, and independent research ability and experience.

The Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) is a research school affiliated with the Australian National University which is ranked 64th in Best Global Universities. RSAA is leading Australia’s involvement in the design and construction of the international, billion-dollar Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), one of the world’s most powerful next-generation telescopes.

Why choose to study at the Australian National University? The themes of research at RSAA reflect the school’s cross-disciplinary approach to astronomy and astrophysics. Students can study a range of topics and conduct research work through the research themes, projects, and highlights.

Application Deadline: 10th December 2021

Australian National University Information

Australian National University Grants

ANU RSAA PhD international Scholarships, Australia Established in 1946, Australian National University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Canberra (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Australian Capital Territory. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Australian National University (ANU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Australian National University (ANU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 73 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: All international students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD or MPhil study programmes at RSAA at ANU are eligible to apply for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have achieved a grade point average of >80% minimum.
  • The applicants must have a strong background in physics, including classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics.
  • Students with previous research experience in astrophysics (as an undergraduate or as a Masters student) are strongly encouraged to apply

Offered Benefits

Candidates selected for this application will be given full-funded support towards any PhD MPhil programme undertaken at ANU RSAA.

Application Process

  • How to Apply:  Applicants must have to enroll in the PhD degree programme. Applicants for the RSAA Scholarship (“pre-application round”) are asked to submit the following documents to [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • All transcripts and graduation certificates from prior university study with a grading scale
  • Copies of Master’s thesis or of papers published by the applicant in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Short CV
  • Short personal statement
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Admission Requirements: Students are required to submit all necessary documents and must have prior qualifications in a relevant background. GRE scores are recommended if available.
  • Language Requirement: All applicants, whether domestic or international, must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission.
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