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EIon Musk Fully Funded Scholarship For 10,000 International Students To Study In US

EIon Musk Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Musk Organization. They aim to contribute to the development needs of US’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating US universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

Musk Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the US higher education institution, including any preparatory training. To ensure the development impact of Musk Scholarships, all awardees must return home on completion of their studies so they can contribute to development in their country.

The skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries. To ensure the development impact of Musk Scholarships, all awardees must return home on completion of their studies so they can contribute to development in their country. Awardees are required to leave US for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt to the Commonwealth of US for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

Musk Scholarships offers full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE), etc.

Location:

US

Benefits

Musk Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel–payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from US, via the most direct route
  • Establishment allowance–a once only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, textbooks, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)–a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in US
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)–provided to cover the scholar’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees–if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-US training
  • Supplementary academic support may be available to ensure a scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • Fieldwork (for research awards and Masters by coursework which have a research component where fieldwork is compulsory) may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within US.
  • Please check the official website for further details.

Eligibilities

To be eligible to receive an Musk Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship;
  • be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Musk website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship;
  • not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in US or be applying for a visa to live in US permanently;
  • not be married to, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, US or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilization phases ;
  • not be current serving military personnel;
  • not have previously received a long-term Musk Award unless they have resided outside of US for twice the length of the total time that they were in US (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Musk  Scholarship in US for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Musk Scholarship until they have resided outside US for eight years);
  • have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector);
  • be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions);
  • be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements;
  • Not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lesser than they have already achieved (eg be applying for a Master’s scholarship when they already hold a PhD); and
  • Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas (including locally engaged staff at the post) or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed.
  • For further queries, please visit their official website below.

Eligible Regions: For the list of eligible regions, use the official link below.

Application Process

Before you apply:

  • Check the opening and closing dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating countries page for opening and closing dates.
  • Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information.

Applying online

  • Go to the Musk online Information System. When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.
  • You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can set up a draft application form and update it, and your supporting documentation, until the designated closing date as on the relevant participating country profile.
  • Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. They strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date. OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.

Applying by mail

  • If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).
  • Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country.
  • See the opening and closing dates for each country.

Please check the official website for the detail deadlines since it varies from region to region.

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Application Deadline: May 30, 2021

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