Melbourne International Engagement Awards (MIEA)
Seeking Expressions of Interest
As part of an agreement between the University of Melbourne and Peking University in 2015,the University of Melbourne has allocated three Melbourne International Engagement Awards(MIEA) to fund Peking University students to pursue PhD studies in any branch of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne. MIEAs provide full fee remissions (worth approximately AUD$35,000 in 2016) and annual living stipends equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Award rate (worth AUD$26,288 in 2016) for up to 3.5 years. MIEAs also provide single cover health insurance and a relocation allowance of up to AUD$3,000. The living stipend is pro-rated according to enrolment commencement date in the first year.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne (http://www.unimelb.edu.au) is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world, with the international Times Higher Education World University Rankings placing it at number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015-2016). In 2015 the QS World University Ranking by Subject placed the University of Melbourne’s Mathematics at number 37 and its Statistics and Operations Research at number 23 in the world (http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2015).
Information about the University of Melbourne’s English language requirements can be found under the heading “Faculty of Science (Melbourne Graduate School of Science)" at the followinglink: https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements/graduate-toefl-ielts.
If you do not meet the English language requirement, a conditional offer may be made subject to meeting the requirement in the foreseeable future.
Both undergraduate and masters students in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Peking University who will graduate in 2016 and have interest in pursuing research are welcome to express their interest to A/Professor Fuxi Zhang and Dr Xiang Fu.
Deadline: Friday 26 February 2016
Contacts: A/Professor Fuxi Zhang，firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Xiang Fu，email@example.com
Here are two testimonies by two alumni of Peking University in the Appendix.