AUD 1 million scholarships for Indian students

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Macquarie University announced a new scholarship program, valued at $1 million, for Indian students commencing in 2015. 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.

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.

Macquarie University has also signed memorandums of understanding with VIT University and the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) – two of India’s leading engineering institutions.

The MOUs will support a range of activities that will strengthen collaboration between the institutions, including a scholarship program, student and staff exchange, joint research collaboration and co-supervision of PhD students.

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