University of New South Wales Sydney has announced a PhD scholarship programme for students from state universities in Maharashtra. It is a part of an MoU signed with the Maharashtra government and the University will offer 20 PhD scholarships every year to high-achieving students from the state universities to advance joint research and knowledge exchange.

The University of New South Wales aims to partner with state universities to create a strong research culture and to jointly address some of India’s developmental challenges.

The applications have been invited by UNSW from all state universities across Maharashtra and the selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of student’s eligibility, on the merit of their proposals, their research experience and academic performance.

How to apply:

• Submit an Expression of Interest to the Vice Chancellor of the student’s university and UNSW Canberra

• UNSW Canberra to evaluate the EOIs and notify competitive candidates

• Send a formal application to UNSW for admission and scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

• UNSW examines the coursework and the research undertaken by the applicant. The grades will be converted to a UNSW equivalent percentage score by a process of scaling. A significant part of the scaling factor used in each individual case is derived from the standing – using academic world ranking scales – of the institution which awarded the degree.

• Equivalence may also be derived from the evidence of a 3-year Bachelor degree, plus the completion of a Master’s degree by Research (where the research component is no less than 2/3 of the program), and the Master’s degree is considered the equivalent of a UNSW Masters by Research degree. In this evaluation, scores will be scaled to create a UNSW equivalent score.

The PhD scholarships will allow the students to achieve a world-class PhD and will also enable them to confront the pressing, real-world problems.