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Apply for the University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships by December 31, 2018


The University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship is available to high achieving students undertaking graduate research at the University of Melbourne.


Target Group: This is open to domestic and international students.

Total value

100% fee remission and up to $110,000


Applicable study areas

All study areas


Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 600


Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.


Selection criteria

All domestic students who are offered admission to a Master by research or Doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Melbourne will receive a Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset).

Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend as well as fee offset are awarded to domestic and international students based on academic merit. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked according to their academic achievement of their last completed degree and their research potential in their field of study. Factors such as completion of a degree at the same level of the research course for which the scholarship is sought, relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.


Conditions

These scholarships are subject to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms & Conditions(as amended).


Application Process

If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research course by the course application closing date for the relevant faculty, school or course, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Scholarships. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within 7 days of having submitted your course application.

If you have accepted a graduate research course offer and deferred commencement in order to be re-considered for a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by the course application closing date for the relevant faculty or school. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within 7 days of having submitted the online form.

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by the course application closing date for the relevant faculty or school. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within 7 days of having submitted the online form.


Scholarship Worth

Stipend and fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to 4 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree.

  • Living allowance of $30,000 per year pro rata (2018 full-time study rate) for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.

  • Relocation grant of $2,000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3,000 for students moving from outside Australia.

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia

Fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to 4 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree.

For further information, see Manage my scholarship.


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