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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Call for Applications of PhD scholarships for international students, U of Western Australia

Call for Applications of PhD scholarships for international students

DEADLINE: August 15th, 2007

Applications are invited from suitably qualified international students
for scholarships to undertake the degree of Master by Research or Doctor
of Philosophy at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

The purpose of the Endeavour IPRS, the UWA SIRF scheme and the
International Research Fee Scholarships for China (IRFSCs) is to attract
top quality international postgraduate students to areas in which the
University has specialized research strengths and to support Australia's
research effort. Successful applicants can expect to become members of a
research team working under the direction of senior researchers and in
an area which has attracted external resources.

The Computer Vision research group at the School of Computer Science and
Software Engineering of UWA is working on a board number of research
projects related to computer vision (including 3D computer vision, 3D
biometrics, forensics, motion and visual tracking, video sequence
analysis), image processing (including medical image processing), and
pattern recognition.  Suitable international students interested in
completing their PhD Degrees in any of these areas are welcome to
contact A/Prof Mohammed Bennamoun (Email: to
discuss about potential supervisor(s) and research projects offered by
the research group.

More information about the scholarships
More information can be found on the following websites:

The IPRS and SIRF scholarships will only be available to those
applicants who
- have completed a 4 year undergraduate degree at first-class honours
level or equivalent; or
- are enrolling as a full-time candidate for a Master's degree by
research or a PhD degree; or
- will be commencing their course in the first semester, normally not
later than 31 March 2008.

Applicants must provide evidence of achieving English language
proficiency to the following standards: TOEFL at 580 or above
(Computer-based test score of 237 or above) and a TWE (Test of Written
English) of 4.5, or an iBT TOEFL internet-based test score of 95 with 23
for writing and no other band less than 22. Alternatively, an IELTS test
of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 will be required.

To increase your chances of getting a scholarship, we suggest that you
apply also for an Endeavour Scholarship funded by the Australian
Government. To complete an online application for an Endeavour
Scholarship, visit the DEST websites below:

Various supplementary / top-up scholarships are also available.