The Scholarship

The Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program (MLFP) provides a scholarship to assist Early Career Researchers and Australian and Japanese students undertaking honours, masters by research or doctoral studies in a relevant discipline in the areas of urban development, planning, urban design and environmental management to study overseas for up to six months in Japan or Australia.

Why Go on the MLFP

  • Discover new academic opportunities.
  • Work with some of the world’s leading international researchers on applied projects.
  • Improve your foreign language skills.
  • Uncover new perspectives, research methods and techniques.
  • Enhance you future research and career prospects.
  • Receive funding to support your exchange and the completion of your research.

The Scholarship

  • Provides South Australian and Japanese recipients with a grant of A$25,000
  • Scholarship funds are to assist in covering costs including travel, accommodation, food, student visa, health and travel insurance, and other charges incurred based on a stay of six months.
  • For visits shorter than 6 months the amount will be reduced pro rata.
  • Exchange candidates will normally pay all required fees to their home institution and will be exempt from tuition fees at the host institution.

Where can I go?

South Australian Candidates

Japanese Candidates

Applicants will be asked in the application process to indicate the university they wish to study at. Scholarships awarded are subject to acceptance from the selected host university.

YOUR ELIGIBILITY

Exchange candidates will be funded to undertake programs or projects that will form part of their research in progress at their home institution. The program encourages applications from:

  • (i) undergraduate honours students
  • (ii) postgraduate HDR students
  • (iii) early career researchers who are interested in continuing or developing academic links with Japan (Australian-based staff) and Australia (Japanese-based staff).

Please note for the purposes of this program early career researchers are defined as academic staff who have completed their PhD within the last ten years.

South Australian Applicants

This program is open to both Domestic (Australian) and International students studying in Australia.

Students must still be in the process of completing their degree when they undertake the program (i.e. it cannot be undertaken at the end of the degree).

Students undertaking honours, masters by research or doctoral studies in a relevant discipline in the areas of urban innovation at Flinders University, the University of Adelaide or the University of South Australia.

Junior members of academic staff who have completed their PhD in the last ten years and with research interests in these areas will also be considered.

Japanese Applicants

Undertaking honours, masters by research or doctoral studies in a relevant discipline in the areas of urban innovation at Waseda University, University of Tsukuba or University of Nagoya University.

Junior members of academic staff who have completed their PhD in the last ten years and with research interests in these areas will also be considered. Japanese candidates would normally be required to meet the English language requirements of the three South Australia universities.

View English entry requirements at Flinders UniversityThe University of AdelaideThe University of South Australia.

APPLY

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program Scholarship.

Please see the application form for study in Japan here.

Please see the application form for study in South Australia here . 

Please email your application form and supporting documentation to the Global Experience team at global.experience@flinders.edu.au. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us via global.experience@flinders.edu.au and we will get back to you shortly. 

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