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Domestic Students

Commonwealth supported places are available for domestic students enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (BPhil/MRes) in their first year. Commonwealth supported students are liable for a student contribution towards the units they study and may be eligible to apply for HECS-HELP. Year 1 domestic students will be required to pay Student Activity Fees. Domestic students continuing into the second year are supported by the Commonwealth through the Research Training scheme (RTS) and do not pay fees.

The Bachelor of Philosophy is an approved course for the purposes of student income support. Students may be eligible for student income support payments such as Youth Allowance or Austudy, provided all other qualifications are met. Please check with Centrelink directly for further information.

All full-time domestic candidates receive a stipend in Session 1 of $4,000. To receive a stipend of $4,000 in Session 2 candidates require a weighted average of 65 or above at the end of Session 1. Stipend scholarships for eligible students commencing Year 2 will be paid at the APA rate.  Stipend scholarships will be awarded competitively based on merit.

More information on calculating Research Training coursework fees 

More information on Research Training student contribution bands 

International students

All international students enrolled in the Master of Research program are full-fee-paying.  The tuition fees for international students at Macquarie University are set on a per credit point basis and are revised each year.  This means that there is a fee for each credit point in which you are enrolled. The University reviews the per credit point fees each year and may increase them in the following year.  Students are subject to other fees, charges and conditions for each semester in which they enrol and are advised to check the current fees, charges and conditions with the University before enrolling at any time.

The University offers a limited number of scholarships to international MRes students through the competitive IPRS (International Postgraduate Research Scholarship) round each year.

Applicants for admission to PhD, who are offered entry to MRes Year 2 and 3-year PhD, and who rank competitively for IPRS scholarship, may be offered a scholarship to cover their MRes Year 2 tuition fees and living stipend. To be further eligible for the 3-year PhD scholarship, MRes Year 2 students must achieve a minimum of 85% in their Year 2 MRes. The 3-year PhD scholarship covers the tuition fee and a living stipend at the rate of the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).

IThe University also provides co-funded scholarships to eligible international MRes applicants from overseas universities with which Macquarie University has partnered to offer co-funded MRes scholarships. Further details are available on the HDR Scholarships website.